I am an Associate Professor in the Information School at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. I currently teach courses on young adult literature, multicultural literature for children and young adults,  informational divides, and online participatory cultures. I have conducted research on children’s media cultures, focusing on issues of gender, play, literacy, and learning. My publications include work on makerspaces, playground games, amateur camcorder cultures, young people’s online activities, and children’s story writing.

For parents and educators who are adjusting to new technology routines during the COVID-19 pandemic, please see this infographic created as part of a current research project. Also see preliminary findings on a project examining museum and library resources created or curated during the pandemic: Addressing the Coronavirus slide.