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Department of Teacher Education
Diane Collier conducts research in the areas of multimodalities and literacies with a special interest in connections across home and school. Using critical qualitative and ethnographic case study methodologies her work focuses on the processes of textmaking, how children use community resources (particularly, popular culture), and what can be learned from children about their consumption and production of texts. Her research interests also include ethical considerations of children’s participation in research, teaching for social justice, and the use of children's literature in classrooms.
1. Co-Investigator 2014-2019 - Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Insight Grant Award. Making/Re-Making Canadian Families: A Visual, Narrative, and Longitudinal Study of Family Practices and Family Photographs.
Principal Investigator: Dr. Andrea Doucet, Sociology, Brock
Co-investigator: Dr. Jennifer Rowsell, Education, Brock
Affiliations: Multiliteracies Centre, Brock; Masters in Social Justice and Equity Studies, Brock; Social Justice Research Institute, Brock
8P30 (P/J Language Arts)
5P09 (Theories of Literacy) - upcoming Winter, 2015
Research Interests: Literacies, Writing, Popular Culture, Ethnography, Ethical research with children, and Qualitative Methods