- Areas of interest
Literacies, Youth cultures, New media and technologies, Deconstructing the School-to-Prison Pipeline, Urban Education, New methodologies and forms of representation
- Biographical information
I am an Assistant Professor of Technology and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University in the Communication, Computing and Technology in Education Program within the Department of Mathematics, Science and Technology. My research explores the stories, literacies, and media/technology use in the lives of youth who are straddling the justice and education systems. In this work, I am particularly interested in the spaces youth create for storytelling and representation and am studying how their stories might lead us to new paths of inquiry about the areas of corrections education, literacies, and the integration of technologies in education.
- Upcoming Presentations:
@ The Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association:
Text Production Across Adolescents’ LitScapes, in the session LitScapes: Mapping the Terrain of Youth Identities, Spaces, and Texts - with papers by Rachel Nichols, Jeanine Staples, and Kelly Wissman. Discussant: Elisabeth Soep.
Court-Involved Youth Making a New Way: Teaching and Learning and the Spaces in Between in the session Power, Politics, and Places of Learning: Examining Youth Literacy and the New Circle of Knowledge - with papers by Valerie Kinloch, Maisha Fisher, and David Kirkland. Discussant: Anne Haas Dyson.
participant in the session Engaging Multimodality Through Metaphor, Space, Place, and Identity - with Kate T. Anderson, Heather Pleasants, David Malinowski, Mark Evan Nelson, & Glynda Hull.
@ MIT 6: stone and papyrus, storage and transmission conference: Education Remixed: Digital Geographies of Youth