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Black, Rebecca

Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction, University of Wisconsin, Madison,
M.A., Applied English Linguistics, English as a Second Language, Univ. of Massachusetts, Boston
B.A., English, Stetson University

Black's  research centers on the literacy and socialization practices of adolescents from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds who are writing and participating in online, popular culture-inspired environments. This work includes an explicit focus on the 21st century skills and forms of literacy and learning that youth are engaging with in online spaces. Her work has been published in Teachers College Record, Reading Research Quarterly, the Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, and E-learning.