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Professor Jennifer Rowsell

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 (University of California – Santa Cruz) and she is the Department Editor of Digital Literacies for The Reading Teacher.  


Research keywords

Literacy, Affect, Multimodality, Social Innovation, Posthumanism, Ethnography

Learned societies &
professional bodies

  • American Educational Research Association
  • Literacy Research Association
  • National Council of the Teachers of English
  • United Kingdom Literacy Association
  • Literacy and Language Researchers of Canada
  • Writing and Literacies SIG
  • Language and Social Processes SIG