Centre for Multiliteracies

Faculty of Education

Centre for Multiliteracies

Reimagining Literacy Futures

Situated in a picturesque part of the Niagara escarpment, the Centre for Multiliteracies explores ways of expanding pratices and understandings of literacy in the 21st century. With CFI-funded laboratories, the Centre investigates reading, writing, communicating, videogaming, studio learning, maker spaces, and, more broadly, expanding notions of literacy in digital and multimodal times. 

The Centre for Multiliteracies at Brock University and the Brock Learning Lab are under the direction of Jennifer Rowsell, Co-Editor of the Routledge Handbook of Literacy Studies with Dr. Kate Pahl: http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415816243

Co-Editor of the Routledge Expanding Literacies in Education Series with Dr. Cynthia Lewis, University of Minnesota

Centre Team:

Canada Research Chair Projects Coordinator: Jennifer Turner

Brock Learning Lab Coordinator: Sharon Moukperian

Centre News

Funded Projects:

SSHRC Insight Development Grant - Community Arts Zone: projects that link literacy and the artsResearch Team: Dr. Jennifer Rowsell (PI); Drs. Kate Pahl, Kris Gutierrez, and Joanne Larson (CIs); Dr. Shelley Griffin, Glenys Mcqueen-Fuentes, Abi Hackett, Dr. Deb McLauchlan, Steve Pool, Dr. Peter Vietgen, Dr. Kari-Lynn Winters, (Collaborators); Jennifer Colautti (Research Assistant). 

2014-2019 - Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Insight Grant Award. Making/Re-Making Families: A Visual, Longitudinal Cross-Cultural Exploration of Family Practices, Family Photographs, and Stories. Principal Investigator: Andrea Doucet. Co-Investigators: Diane Collier and Jennifer Rowsell

2013-2015 - Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Insight Development Grant Award. The Minecraft Project: Exploring videogames as a platform for teaching, learning, and curriculum. Principal Investigator: Rob Simon, OISE/University of Toronto, Collaborator: Jennifer Rowsell.

New Books:

New Literacies around the globe: Policy and Pedagogy (Routledge) Edited by Cathy Burnett, Julia Davies, Guy Merchant and Jennifer Rowsell

 Learning and Literacy over time: longitudinal perspectives (Routledge) Edited by Julian Sefton-Green and Jennifer Rowsell

The Routledge Handbook of Literacy Studies (RoutledgeEdited by Jennifer Rowsell and Kate Pahl; Editorial Assistant Jennifer Colautti
Schooling Zombies: Engaging with youth, popular culture and new pedagogies in a landscape of crisis (Springer) Edited by Vic Carrington, Jennifer Rowsell, Esther Priyadharshini, and Rebecca Westrup

Associated Members



Laura Perri MEd Thesis Defence
October 20, 2015 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
ihub fall mixer
October 5, 2015 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Scholarship Information/Workshop Sessions - September and October
September 10, 2015 - 1:30pm - October 1, 2015 - 11:30am