Rachael Mclennan is a lecturer in American Literature and Culture in the School of American Studies at the University of East Anglia. In broad terms, her research and teaching activities focus on a wide range of interdisciplinary postwar and contemporary texts, from texts published in the 1950s to texts published in the twenty-first century. Her Ph.D study at the University of Glasgow examined first-person narratives of female adolescence in American fiction published after 1950. She has published several articles on this area, and her monograph, Developing Figures: Adolescence, America and Postwar Fiction, was published by Palgrave in 2009.