Michele Knobel

Program of Specialty

  • Literacy

Scholarly Interests and Specialties

  • New literacies and technologies
  • Adolescents' literacy practice 
  • Teacher research in literacy 
  • Discourse analysis and sociolinguistics 
  • New literacies, digital technologies, and new media

Professional Association Memberships

  • International Reading Association
  • National Council of Teachers of English

Reviewer for the following professional journals

  • Reading Research Quarterly (USA) 
  • Journal of Adoleschent & Adult Literacy (USA)
  • New Media & Society (USA)
  • Education Inquiry (Sweden)
  • ELearning & New Media (UK/NZ)
  • Learning, Media and Technology (UK)
  • Digital Culture and Education (Australia)
  • International Journal of Inclusive Education (UK)
  • Teaching Education (UK)
  • Middle Schools Research Journal (USA)
  • Australian Journal of Language and Literacy
  • Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood (UK)
  • Journal of Educational Computing (USA)
  • Discourse: The Journal of Educational Studies (Australia)
  • Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education & Development (Hong Kong)
  • Teaching Education (USA)
  • Ethnicities (UK)
  • Globalisation, Societies and Education (UK)
  • Popular Communication (USA)
  • Anthropology & Education Quarterly (USA)
  • Education , Communication and Information (UK)
  • Pedagogies: An International Journal (Singapore)
  • International Journal of Educational Research (UK)
  • Journal of Literacy Research (USA)

Editorial Board Member for the following professional journals

  • Revista Quadernos d' Educació Continua, Spain (2013 onwards)
  • Digital Culture and Education (2008 onwards)
  • Computers and Composition Digital Press (Utah State University Press imprint)
  • The Journal of Early Childhood Literacy (2007 onwards)
  • The Nordic Journal of Digital Literacy (2007 onwards)
  • Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, UK (2005 onwards)
  • e-Learning and Digital Media, UK (2003 to present; currently consulting editor)

Previous Editorial Board Memberships

  • Journal of Literacy Research (2010-2012)
  • Language Learning & Technology (2006-2009)
  • International Journal of Inclusive Education, Canada (2005 to 2007)
  • Reading Research Quarterly, USA (2001 to 2006)
  • Forum Crítico da Educação (Trans: Critical Forum of Education), Brazil (2002 to 2005)
  • Re-Open: Research in Open and Distance Learning, Australia(1999 to 2000)
  • Taboo: Journal of Culture and Education, USA (1997 to 2001)

Work with other Organizations

  • Los profesores y las TIC: la apropriación del conocimiento en la práctica” [Teachers and ICT: Appropriating knowledge in practice] - This project involves a large number of Mexican school teachers working to incorporate digital technologies into their classroom teaching. Michele’s formal role is “international expert colleague” and involves working with Dr. Judy Kalman, the primary investigator, and her research team in examining professional development plans, research data and assisting with publications.