I am a Learning Sciences Ph.D. student at Northwestern University, interested in collaborative media production, youth representation, participatory curriculum development and civic identity.
My current research focuses on learning through collaborative media production, especially as it relates to development of civic identity. I am studying this relationship through a variety of dimensions:
- analyzing the epistemic cultures of expert journalists and other media makers
- observing and theorizing social and political dimensions of participation that facilitate learner agency, such as joint framing and collaborative critique
- using multi-modal analysis to trace how youth journalists deploy different semiotic resources to construct hybrid genres of creative expression and position themselves as legitimate participants in the public sphere
- designing tools to support collaborative media production and literacy in online learning environments