Joyce McGee Brummet graduated summa cum laude from CSUN’s Honors in English Program and will be entering CSUN’s Master’s in English program in Fall 2018. Her areas of interest include American Literature, Speculative Fiction, Digital Humanities and exploring issues of power and authority, and race and ethnicity. Her recent research has focused on the role of fantastical and speculative technologies in systems of inclusion and exclusion in children’s literature. While at CSUN, Joyce has been awarded the Oliver W. Evan writing prize for American Literature, the Linda Nichols Joseph English Merit Scholarship, as well as the Virginia Elwood Scholarship for meaningful contributions to the library at CSUN. Joyce has experience co-organizing academic conferences at the treasurer of Sigma Tau Delta Iota Chi, CSUN’s Chapter of the National English Honors Society. and was delighted to have the opportunity to present her scholarship at the CSUN Politics of Participation in Popular Culture conference in April 2018. Joyce also worked for CSUN’s Oviatt Library in the Reserves, Periodicals, and Microform department for two years, where she cultivated interests in library sciences and archives, text digitization, and resource accessibility.