Gabriela Lee on Reading Cinderella in the Philippines

Author photo of Gabriela Lee and the cover art for Children's LIterature Association Quarterly

We begin our third season of the Hopkins Press Podcast with an interview with speculative fiction author and children's literature scholar Gabriela Lee, whose recent article in Children’s Literature Association Quarterly, “When the Shoe Doesn't Fit: Reading Cinderella as Colonial Children's Literature in the Philippines” became a viral hit on the Hopkins Press social media earlier this year.  

Gabriela Lee is a faculty member at the Department of English & Comparative Literature at the University of the Philippines Diliman. Her research interests include children’s literature, speculative literature, creative writing studies, and Philippine literature in English. She is the author of A Playlist for the End of the World: Stories (University of the Philippines Press, 2022), which was nominated for a National Book Award in the Philippines in 2023. Her most recent publications appear in Children’s Literature Association Quarterly and MĀNOA: A Pacific Journal of International Writing. She is currently pursuing a PhD in English at the University of Pittsburgh. For more of her work, visit

Music for this episode of the Hopkins Press Podcast is “le train sur du velours” by Jean Toba, licensed under an Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License and available at Free Music Archive


Read “When the Shoe Doesn't Fit: Reading Cinderella as Colonial Children's Literature in the Philippines” for free in Children’s Literature Association Quarterly through 31 May 2024


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