Dr. Yaara Notea

Research Fellow

Scientific Biography:

My research focuses on the intersections between popular culture, primarily women’s and girls’ fiction and children’s literature, literary form and genre, and gender histories and theory in the United States. My dissertation (which I recently completed at King’s College London) examined American popular girls’ books from the twentieth century and showed how girlhood and its texts mediate national crises, anxieties, and needs.

Fields of research and instruction (keywords): popular culture, children’s literature, gender, American studies


  • “The Mad Flapper: Socialization in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “Bernice Bobs Her Hair.’” The F. Scott Fitzgerald Review 16 (2018): 18-37