Sara Van den Bossche

Assistant Professor of Children’s Literature Studies - Department of Culture Studies - Tilburg University (The Netherlands)

Sara Van den Bossche is an assistant professor of children's literature studies at Tilburg University (The Netherlands). In her doctoral dissertation (Ghent University, Belgium, 2015), she scrutinised the reception and canonisation of Astrid Lindgren’s works in Flanders and the Netherlands. 
Her main teaching and research focuses are canonisation, adaptation, picture books, crossover literature, and cultural diversity. She co-edited the well-received volume Never-ending Stories. Adaptation, Canonisation and Ideology in Children’s Literature (2014). She serves on the editorial board of the journal Literatuur zonder leeftijd and on the advisory board of Barnboken, and chaired the jury of the 2016 Jenny Smelik-IBBY prize for cultural diversity. 

What Doesn’t Break You, Makes You Stronger. The Depiction of Roma and Sinti in Contemporary Dutch and Flemish Children’s and Young Adult Literature