E. Gale Greelee wearing teal glasses, resting her chin on her hands and smiling

E. Gale Greenlee

Developmental editor

Dr. E. Gale Greenlee is a developmental editor at Ideas on Fire, where she helps interdisciplinary scholars publish groundbreaking work that reaches diverse audiences.

Gale’s areas of focus include Black and Latinx girlhoods, children’s and young adult literature, art and activism, popular culture, Black Appalachian literature, and Black feminism.

She is currently a research fellow for Imagining America’s Leading and Learning Initiative, was the 2020–2021 inaugural ACLS Emerging Voices Fellow in the Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at The Ohio State University, and was a fellow with the African American Policy Forum’s Black Girls Matter initiative.

Her writing has appeared in American National Biography, Carolina K–12, Humanities in Class, Partnerships: Journal of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement, College Literature, Southern Changes, and Southern Cultures.

Gale holds a PhD and MA in African American literature from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, an MA in Africana women’s studies from Clark Atlanta University, and a BA in journalism and mass communication from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

In her spare time, she loves frequenting farmers markets and indie bookstores, singing to Tiny Desk concerts, and caring for her plants and fur babies.

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