A. S. CohenMiller, PhD

Editor-in-Chief, Founding Editor

Anna S. CohenMiller is a qualitative methodologist who examines pedagogical practices from preK – higher education, arts-based methods and popular culture representations. Since 2011, she has been involved with the SWPACA in developing Dialogue and then as an Executive Team members. Currently, Dr. CohenMiller works an Assistant Professor in the Graduate School of Education at Nazarbayev University in Astana, Kazakhstan, and received her MA in Bicultural-Bilingual Studies and PhD in Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching from the University of Texas at San Antonio. Selected publications include “Visual Arts Methods in Phenomenology” (2018) and “Artful research approaches in #amwritingwithbaby: Qualitative analysis of academic mothers on Facebook” (2016).

Kelli Bippert, PhD

Managing Editor & Educational Resources Editor

Kelli Bippert is an Assistant Professor of Literacy Education at Texas A&M University- Corpus Christi.  Dr. Bippert earned her Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Learning & Teaching from UTSA with a concentration in literacy education. Dr. Bippert’s research and scholarship center on adolescent literacy, cultural perceptions of struggling adolescent readers, technology-based reading interventions, and the integration of popular culture/ media texts to support in-school literacies.  Selected publications include Fan Fiction to Support Struggling Writers and (Re)learning about Learning: Using Cases from Popular Media to Extend and Complicate Our Understandings of What It Means to Learn and Teach.

Karina Vado

Production Editor & Book Review Editor

Karina A. Vado is a Graduate Fellow and Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of English at the University of Florida. Her research lies at the intersections of science fiction studies, feminist science studies and critical mixed-race studies. Karina’s dissertation entitled “Mapping Bloodlines, Engineering Utopia: Genetic Fictions and Mixed-Race Futurities in the Americas, 1863-2017” examines the disidentificatory scientific engagements of African-American, Latinx and Latin American artists, writers, and intellectuals who combine (and mobilize) the natural sciences and the trope of racial mixing to forward utopian visions of racial justice and freedom.

Karina has presented her research and organized panels at various international and national conferences including the International Association of the Fantastic in the Arts, the Latina/o Studies Association, and the National Women’s Studies Association. She regularly teaches courses on race and science/fiction, twentieth-century and contemporary American literature, and African-American and Latinx cultural studies.