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As a field of research and scholarship that permeates all aspects of life, Dr. Rowsell examines literacy across different text genres, mediums, and media to reimagine what literacy education and pedagogy can be. With research on connections between literacy, arts, and aesthetics alongside research exploring immersive and game-based environments, and newer research on the family and changes in literacy habits and competencies, Dr. Rowsell covers a wide terrain to rethink literacy in contemporary times.
Jennifer Rowsell, PhD
Canada Research Chair in Multiliteracies
Professor, Brock University Faculty of Education
Dr. Rowsell is an elected Member of the Inaugural Cohort of the College of New Scholars, Artists, and Scientists of the Royal Society of Canada. Dr. Rowsell has authored, co-authored, and co-edited 18 books on an array of topics from new ways of framing literacy studies such as Artifactual Literacies: Every Object Tells A Story with Kate Pahl to Working with Multimodality: Literacy in Digital Age and methodogically-oriented books such as Resourcing Early Learners: New Networks, New Actors with Sue Nichols, Helen Nixon, and Sophia Rainbird and Learning and literacy over time: Longitudinal perspectives with Julian Sefton-Green. Co-Editing The Handbook of Literacy Studies with Kate Pahl has consolidated a strong sense of the field of literacy studies and burgeoning and future directions in literacy research and theory.