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Professor Jennifer Rowsell

Professor Jennifer Rowsell

Professor Jennifer Rowsell
Bachelors, Masters, PhD

Professor in Education

Office 1.13
35 Berkeley Square,
Clifton, Bristol
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 331 4400

Research summary

Dr. Rowsell's research interests include multimodal, makerspace and arts-based research with young people; digital literacies research with children; digital divide work in international contexts; and, applying posthumanist and affect theoretical and methodological approaches to literacy research. Dr. Rowsell has worked and conducted research in Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States. She has written, co-written and co-edited twenty-five books on a range of topics from handbooks on literacy studies to multimodality to Bourdieusian approaches to ethnographic fieldwork. She is a co-editor of the Routledge Expanding Literacies in Education book series with Cynthia Lewis ...

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Younger generations engage in complex, hybrid literacy practices that call on design skills, creativity, participatory structures that compel them to make things all of the time. I harness my research to this love of making and innovating across media, viewing this multimodal creative work with or without technologies as an asset, as funds of knowledge that can and should inform literacy policy and pedagogy. My research projects, publications, and presentations over the past 20 years display a range of topics and approaches to the documentation of daily social practices and their applications for politics and policy in and around literacy ...

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