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

Interim Co-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

Book Review Editor

Karina A. Vado is a FEF McKnight Doctoral Fellow, and a Ph.D. candidate and instructor in the Department of English at the University of Florida. Her primary areas of research and teaching are in African-American and Latinx/Chicanx cultural studies, science fiction studies, science and technology studies, utopian studies, and critical (mixed) race and gender studies. At UF, she serves as Senior Coordinator of PODEMOS, an academic success and professionalization initiative for first-year Hispanic-Latinx students offered by Hispanic-Latino Affairs. Karina also served as the inaugural intern for “SF@UF,” a collaborative and interdisciplinary digital project seeking to improve the visibility and usability of UF’s diverse holdings in science fiction (SF), fantasy, and utopian studies.