Amanda Thein

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College of Education
University of Iowa

Amanda Haertling Thein is Associate Dean for Faculty and Academic Affairs, and Professor of Language, Literacy, and Culture. Her research focuses on socio-cultural and socio-emotional aspects of literary response; critical approaches to multicultural literature instruction; and the intersection of critical youth studies and young adult literature. She is co-editor of English Teaching: Practice & Critique, a member of the Conference of English Education’s Executive Committee, and co-founder and co-director of Strong Girls Read Strong Books—an afterschool book club program focused on engaging young girls in literature with strong female protagonists.