Dona Pursall is a PhD student of Cultural Studies, currently embraced within a wider European project seeking to piece together an intercultural history of children in comics. Dona’s research explores children, childhood, imagination and culture within the history of humorous comics within the context of social unrest and political change. As a teacher with over fifteen years of classroom experience Dona is especially interested in children’s reading experience. Her Master’s degree explored young adult readers and notions of identity and consumerism within vampire fiction. She recently published an article on the history of British children’s comics and naughtiness on the Henry Jenkins weblog.