Dr Áine McGillicuddy is an Assistant Professor in German Studies and Children’s / Young Adult Literature Studies in the School of Applied Language and Intercultural Studies (SALIS) at Dublin City University. Her research interests include Children’s Literature Translation Studies, German child exile narratives, in particular Kindertransport narratives and picture book research. She is co-editor of Politics and Ideology in Children’s Literature (Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2014), author of René Schickele and Alsace: Cultural Identity between the Borders (Bern, Oxford: Peter Lang, 2011) and has (co-)/authored refereed articles on the translations of Beatrix Potter’s work and on the child exile narratives of Judith Kerr, Irene N. Watts and Marilyn Taylor. She was Vice President of the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY), Ireland from 2009 to 2012 and is an executive committee member of the Irish Society for the Study of Children’s Literature (ISSCL), affiliated to the International Research Society for the Study of Children’s Literature. She was a peer-reviewer for the bilingual Children’s Literature Studies journal, “interjuli” – Internationale Kinder- und Jugendliteraturforschung for many years and regularly reviews children’s and young adult books for Children’s Books Ireland (CBI).