Amy Fish

Postdoctoral Associate

Amy (Amanda) Fish researches young people’s role in United States literature and culture. Her current project shows how child writers of color generated influential literary responses to U. S. society in the late 1960s and early 1970s, during the decline of the civil rights movement and dawn of the War on Crime. She received her Ph.D. in American Studies from Harvard University with a secondary field in Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality. She served for four years on the editorial team of Transition: The Magazine of Africa and the Diaspora, for which she guest-edited a 2016 special issue on childhood. Her work is forthcoming in The Lion and the Unicorn and in the Palgrave volume Literary Cultures and Twentieth-Century Childhoods.