Mia Österlund, Docent, Associate Professor at Comparative Literature at Åbo Akademi University, Finland. Österlund has written a study on cross-dressing and girlhood in Swedish young adult fiction called Förklädda flickor (2005), as well as several articles on gender and girlhood in children's literature, including queer readings of picturebooks. She is a member of the core group of Flickforsk! Network for Girlhood Studies and serves on the editorial board on Barnboken- Journal of Children's Literature Research. Österlund has co-edited Celebrating a Displaced Hedgehog (20912) and an anthology about fictive girls Flicktion. Perspektiv på flickan i fiktionen (2013).