College of Staten Island
 The City University of New York
  Lara Saguisag
Assistant Professor

Lara Saguisag
Assistant Professor

Office : Building 2S Room 128
Phone : 718.982.3651
Fax : 718.982.3643
Department Faculty Profile

Degrees :
PhD, Childhood Studies, Rutgers Univeristy
MFA, Creative Writing, The New School
MA, Children's Literature, Hollins University

Biography / Academic Interests :
Professor Saguisag's research and teaching interests include children's literature, young adult literature and visual-verbal narratives. She has also taught courses in writing for children and the history of childhood. Her current research project examines representations of childhood in Progressive Era comic strips and draws from histories and theories of childhood, comics, humor and visual culture. She serves on the International Committee of the Children's Literature Association.

Scholarship / Publications :
Professor Saguisag's research has been supported and recognized by various fellowships and awards, including a Rutgers University Presidential Fellowship, a Library of Congress Swann Foundation Fellowship, a Hannah Beiter Research Grant, a Children's Literature Association Graduate Student Essay Award (PhD Level) and a Lent Award for Graduate Study in Comics. Her articles on children's literature and comics have appeared in The International Journal of Comic Art, Children's Literature Association Quarterly and The Horn Book. She has also published several children's books, including Children of Two Seasons: Poems for Young People (which received the New School Writing Program Chapbook Award) and Ninoy Aquino: A Courageous Homecoming.