Amy Ratelle has over 10 years of experience as an academic researcher, and has worked in research administration since 2012. She is currently serving as Executive Assistant to the Chair of the Department of History at the University of Toronto. She was previously the Research Coordinator for the Semaphore Research Cluster on Mobile and Pervasive Computing, at the Faculty of Information (University of Toronto). She received her PhD in Communication and Culture from Ryerson University, and holds degrees in Film Studies from Ryerson University (BFA), and Carleton University (MA).

Her monograph, Animality and Children’s Literature and Film was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2015. She is also the Editor of Animation Studies, the online peer-reviewed journal of the Society for Animation Studies (SAS).