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Digital Media
Youth Studies
Feminist Media Studies
Foster Care 
Media Literacy
Participatory Research Methods

Ph.D. Media Studies 

University of Texas at Austin

M.A. Media Studies

University of Texas at Austin

B.A. Communication

University of Oklahoma

Researching Gen Z Media: Generational Discourses & Identity Formation 

Playful and Memetic Social Media Practices ​of Youth

Digital Storytelling and Media Education (NEA Funded Project)

Foster Care & College Readiness 

Association of Internet Researchers 

Society for Cinema and Media Studies 

National Association of Media Literacy Education 

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Worried About the Wrong Things: Youth, Risk, & Opportunity in the Digital World
2017, The MIT Press
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Mediating Misogyny: Gender, Technology, and Harassment
J.R. Vickery and T. Everbach (Eds.)
2018, Palgrave
The Digital Edge: How Black and Latino Youth Navigate Digital Inequality
S.Craig Watkins, Andres Lombana-Bermudez, Alexander Cho, Jacqueline Ryan Vickery, Vivian Shaw, & Lauren Weinzimmer
2018, NYU Press 

Are We Centering the Adult in Youth Media Education?: Decolonizing the Reception of Youth-Produced Media Texts.


Journal of Media Literacy Education. Pre-Prints.

“I don’t have anything to hide, but…”: The challenges and negotiations of social and mobile media privacy for non-dominant youth.


Information, Communication, & Society, 18(3), 281-294

Talk Whenever, Wherever: How the U.S. mobile phone industry commodifies talk, genders youth mobile practices, and domesticates surveillance


Journal of Children and Media, 8(4), 387-403



The Curious Case of Confession Bear: Reappropriating online macro image memes


Information, Communication, and Society, 17(3), 301-325

The Role of After-School Clubs in Closing Participation Gaps and Expanding Social Networks


Equity & Excellence in Education, Special Issue Participation Gaps and Digital Literacies, 47(1), 78-95

Youth Teaching Youth: Learning to code as an example of interest-driven learning 


Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy. 57(5), 361-365

 “i HATE HATE HATE being single’ and ‘why is getting a bf so hard for me?’: Reproducing heteronormative femininity on”


Girlhood Studies Journal, 2(1), 40-53

Media discourses of girls at risk and domestication of mobile phone surveillance 


Surveillance, Childhood and Youth - by Emmeline Taylor and Tonya Rooney (Eds.) 

Blogrings as Online Communities for Adolescent Girls 



Girl Wide Web 2.0: Revisiting Girls, the Internet, and the Negotiation of Identity by Sharon Mazzarella (Ed.)

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