Sofia Parrila is an MA student in Transnational and Comparative Literatures at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. She is working on a thesis on ecofeminist themes in middle-grade fantasy literature. Her non-Tolkien research interests include fan culture, queer and feminist theories, and the Kalevala. Sofia graduated in 2019 from the U of A’s Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies with a BAHonors in Comparative Literature and a minor in Creative Writing. She is the former President and current Treasurer of The Last Alliance: U of A Tolkien Society.