In her doctoral dissertation (Ghent University, Belgium, 2015), Sara Van den Bossche scrutinised the reception and canonisation of Astrid Lindgren’s works in Flanders and the Netherlands. As from September 2019, she will be teaching in the Erasmus Mundus International Master “Children’s Literature, Media, and Culture” (CLMC).
She co-edited the well-received volume Never-ending Stories. Adaptation, Canonisation and Ideology in Children’s Literature (2014). Her recent publications include articles in Children’s Literature Association Quarterly, DiGeSt – Journal of Diversity and Gender Studies, The Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth, and Diggit Magazine, as well as the co-written research report Beyond the Mirror? Children’s Literature through the Lens of Ethnic and Cultural Diversity (Stichting Lezen, 2019).
She serves on the editorial board of the journal Literatuur zonder leeftijd and on the advisory board of Barnboken. Currently, she is guest editing special issues of Children’s Literature Association Quarterly and Barnboken. She has served on the jury of the Jenny Smelik-IBBY prize for cultural diversity (2016/2018), the Charlotte Köhler Stipend (2017), and the Theo Thijssen Prize (2018).