Published on Brock University (http://www.brocku.ca)
Department of Teacher Education
Available for Graduate Advisement
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
Collier, D., Moffatt, L., & Perry, M. (2014). Talking, wrestling, and recycling: An investigation of three analytic approaches to qualitative data in educationresearch. Qualitative Research, published online June 25, 2014.
Collier, D. (2014). “I’m just trying to be tough, okay”: Masculine performances of everyday practices. Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, published online June 13, 2014.
Kendrick, M., Rowsell, J. & Collier, D. (2013). Special issue: New literacies in Canadian classrooms. Language and Literacy, 15(1). http://ejournals.library.ualberta.ca/index.php/langandlit/issue/view/1447
Collier, D. (2013). Relocalizing wrestler: Performing texts across time and space. Language and Education, 27 (6), 481-497.
Collier, D. R. (2011). “Who do you think you are?”: Growing up in the GirlZone. [Review of the book Girls, feminism, and grassroots literacies: Activism in the GirlZone by Mary P. Sheridan-Rabideau]. Mind, Culture, and Activity, 18 (1), 79-83.