Gina Misiroglu is a best-selling author and book editor, specializing in the wordsmithing of popular culture, biography, American history, and women’s studies titles. She is the editor of the three-volume reference work American Countercultures: An Encyclopedia of Nonconformists, Alternative Lifestyles, and Radical Ideas in U.S. History (2009)—winner of the 2010 RUSA Award for Outstanding Reference Source—and the bestselling trade anthology Girls Like Us: 40 Extraordinary Women Celebrate Girlhood in Story, Poetry, and Song (1999)—winner of the New York Public Library's “Best Book for Teens” Award and a staple in women’s studies bibliographies. Tagged by the media as a “pop-culturalist” after producing the first comprehensive encyclopedia on the historical and societal underpinnings of superheroes The Superhero Book: The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Comic-Book Icons and Hollywood Heroes (2004), Misiroglu developed and edited, with Michael Eury, its companion title The Supervillain Book: The Evil Side of Comics and Hollywood (2006). Both trade reference books received numerous accolades from the comics and film communities, including a Top Picks selection from SCOOP. She pays homage to real-life heroes and heroines in her works such as Imagine: The Spirit of Twentieth-Century Heroes (2000).
A frequent speaker at the San Diego Comic Con, where she moderates panels for the Comics Arts Conference, a gathering of scholars who publish in the American studies and popular culture genres, Misiroglu is currently at work on a multivolume Encyclopedia of Women and American Popular Culture.
Maria Shriver, Christiane Amanpour, Andrew Weil, David McCullough, Queen Noor of Jordan
New World Library, Visible Ink Press, Sharpe Reference
Doctors Without Borders, American Cancer Society, Comic Book Legal Defense Fund
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