Jennifer Rowsell

Jennifer Rowsell

Fields of expertise
Digital literacy, ethnographic studies of literacy practices, digital divide, post-structural approaches to literacy, makerspace, and reimagining digital reading

Jennifer Rowsell is Professor of Literacies and Social Innovation and Deputy Head of School at University of Bristol’s School of Education in the United Kingdom. Her research interests include multimodal, makerspace and arts-based research with young people; digital literacies research; digital divide work; and, applying posthumanist and affect approaches to literacy research. She has worked and conducted research in Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Her most recent co-authored books are: Living Literacies: (MIT Press) with Kate Pahl and Maker Literacies and Maker Identities: Learning and Playing Through Modes and Media (Routledge) with Cheryl McLean. She is a co-editor of the Routledge Expanding Literacies in Education book series with Carmen Medina (Indiana University).

Institution / Country: University of Bristol, United Kingdom

Languages: English

Membership and functions in professional organizations: ELINET, UKLA, Literacy Research Association, Canadian Literacy and Language Research Association

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