Abbie Ventura teaches courses in children's and adolescent literature and culture. Other research and teaching interests include the aesthetics of pictorial literatures, multiculturalism, translation studies, and international children's literature. She has published on global childhood citizenships and Bhutanese and Buddhist children's literature, and her work has recently been translated and published in China. Ventura is currently writing children’s picture books, and working on scholarship that addresses the diversity gaps in children’s publishing.