March 14, 2016

Congratulations to T&T student Cynthia Mitchell for successfully defending her dissertation, ”Exploring Repurposing Across Contexts: How Adolescents’ New Literacies Practices Can Inform Understandings about Writing-Related Transfer.“

Cynthia’s dissertation explores how middle school students engage in new literacies practices and how they repurpose across contexts. With the use of screencast software and interviews, this project analyzes six case study participants’ new literacies practices and the way they use and change ideas and strategies across physical and digital contexts.

Pictured from left to right are Dr. Stephanie Vie, Dr. Angela Rounsaville, Dr. Elizabeth Wardle (Chair), Dr. Cynthia Mitchell, Dr. Mark Hall, Dr. Elizabeth Scanlon