Kristine Moruzi

Kristine Moruzi is a senior lecturer in Writing, Literature and Culture. She is a literary historian who does archival work in children’s print culture in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Her first monograph, Constructing Girlhood through the Periodical Press, 1850-1915 (Ashgate 2012) examines the debate about the shifting nature of British girlhood in the nineteenth century. Her second book, From Colonial to Modern: Transnational Girlhood in Canadian, Australian, and New Zealand Children’s Literature (1840-1940) (with Michelle J. Smith and Clare Bradford and published by University of Toronto Press 2018), develops a new history of colonial girlhoods to reveal how notions of girlhood in each of these nations is connecting through transnational print culture while also reflecting the distinct political, social, and cultural contexts of white settler colonies. Her current project, funded by an ARC DECRA, is on children and philanthropy in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.