Michele Knobel is a Professor of Education at
Montclair State University (USA), where she
teaches principally in the doctoral and masters
programs. She has taught elementary school in
Australia and worked within teacher education
in Australia, Canada, Mexico and the U.S. Her
research interests focus principally on young
people's literacy practices, and the study of the
relationship between new literacies and digital
technologies. She is co-editor of the New
Literacies book series for Peter Lang
Publishing (New York).
About Us
Colin Lankshear is a freelance educational
researcher and writer based in Mexico. He has
worked in a range of academic positions in
New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the US and
Mexico. He studies literacies and new
technologies from a sociocultural perspective,
and currently does contract teaching in
Masters programs for Mount Saint Vincent
University in Canada. He is co-editor of the
New Literacies book series for Peter Lang
Publishing (New York).
While we have each researched and published individually, we much prefer to work
collaboratively. Besides English-language publications, our work has also appeared
in Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan, Chinese and Japanese. Our recent books include
New Literacies: Everyday Practices and Social Learning; Literacies: Social, Cultural and
Historical Perspectives
; DIY Media: Creating, Sharing and Learning with New
; Nuevos Alfabetismos: Su Practica Cotidiana y el Aprendizaje en el Aula;
Digital Literacies: Concepts, Policies and Practices. Earlier books include A
Handbook for Teacher Research
(2004), which has subsequently appeared in
Portuguese and Chinese editions, and two previous editions (substantially different)
New Literacies.