Research

2012 ALA / RUSA Zora Neale Hurston Award Winner
2012 UPenn GSE Faculty Book Award Winner
 RESEARCH AREAS:
  • Reading & Writing: Reader response to "transgressive texts" across various formats and platforms.
    Keywords:  print culture; reader response; resistance literature/transgressive texts; youth services; the reading public 

  • Literacy: Social literacy practices in the public sphere.
    Keywords: local knowledge; critical theory; information seeking behavior; informal learning; online platforms

  • Practitioner Inquiry: Librarian professional development as readers and researchers of professional practice.
    Keywords: critical inquiry, public library services, librarians, cultural competency, professional development