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Professor Farah Mendlesohn was Professor and Head of Department of English and Media at Anglia Ruskin University from 2012-2017, then Associate Dean of Recruitment at Staffordshire University.  She is a member of the Chronically Academic network, has been part of Access changes at three universities and worked to provide Access at conventions and conferences.

Farah Mendlesohn acclaimed work includes The Inter-galactic Playground: A Critical Study of Children's and Teens' Science Fiction (McFarland) and Diana Wynne Jones: The Fantastic Tradition and Children's Literature (Routledge). Children’s Fantasy Literature: An Introduction, which she wrote with her long time colleague Professor Michael M. Levy won the World Fantasy Award in 2017.   She won a Hugo with Edward James in 2005 for The Cambridge Companion to Fantasy Literature.

Her first novel, a regency romance titled Spring Flowering, came out in November 2017.  Farah Mendlesohn is currently working on a book on children’s literature, memory and the English Civil War for Palgrave.