Multimodal Scholarship Series

This year, MASCLab is producing a series of events that explore, present and engage with examples of multimodal scholarship. See the schedule below and check in for updates, recaps, and more events as we bring people together to support and engage with multimodality in and beyond academic and research settings! Special thanks to the Office of the Vice President for Diversity and Community Affairs for … Continue reading Multimodal Scholarship Series

MASCLab Presents: Research for Solutions

MASCLab is producing a new limited podcast series focusing on research around gun violence. Our first episode has been released! It discusses cleaning and greening programs in Philadelphia and how research has shown that converting vacant lots to maintained green space open for use by community members leads to reductions in gun violence. Visit the “Research for Solutions” website to hear the episode and learn … Continue reading MASCLab Presents: Research for Solutions

MASCLab Fall 2019 Semester Reflection

It was a busy semester at MASCLab. We hosted lively discussions in our weekly meetings on topics like the ethics of online research, representation, and thinking through accessibility in our approaches to scholarship as a lab. We shared, critiqued and celebrated each others’ media work. We helped bring events to the broader Teachers College community like Professor Hannah Smithson’s talk on The Challenges of YPAR … Continue reading MASCLab Fall 2019 Semester Reflection

VRSC Happy Lunch: Research in Progress with Two MASCLab Members Wednesday Afternoon!

Wednesday 12/4 from 3-5pm in HM46A, make sure to come to the joint MASCLab/VRSC happy hour to hear from TWO great MASCLab members about their work! Emily Bailin on “The Role of “Finstas” (Fake Instagram Accounts) In Youth Self Expression and Digital Participation” andKatie Newhouse on “Small Spaces, Big Moments: Restricted Educational Programs and Disabling Sites of Possibilities” Emily: This research project asks: how do … Continue reading VRSC Happy Lunch: Research in Progress with Two MASCLab Members Wednesday Afternoon!

Media Literacy Week: October 21st – 25th!

In celebration of Media Literacy Week, MASCLab is playtesting LAMBOOZLED!, our deck-building card game designed to teach youth news literacy! Join us in Horace Mann 424 on Wednesday, October 23rd during our usual meeting time (12:00 – 1:00PM) for a research demo and playtesting. About LAMBOOZLED! Grounded in current research on news literacy and youth media habits, LAMBOOZLED! is a deck-building card game set in … Continue reading Media Literacy Week: October 21st – 25th!

Dr. Hannah Smithson calls for a different approach to research with young people

Dr. Hannah Smithson, director of the Manchester Centre for Youth Studies at Manchester Metropolitan University, joined MASCLab in order to present her most recent project and to continue fostering a relationship with other departments committed to social impact and change, specifically in the area of youth justice. Dr. Smithson and her team partnered with youth involved with the Justice system to discover what actually matters … Continue reading Dr. Hannah Smithson calls for a different approach to research with young people

The Challenges of YPAR in Youth Justice Systems: A Public Talk by Dr. Hannah Smithson

MASCLab is very excited to host a public talk on participatory research and youth justice by Dr. Hannah Smithson on September 24th! It will take place from 3:00-4:30PM in Horace Mann Hall, Room 138 on Teachers College’s campus. Read on to find out a bit more about our speaker and her transformative work in the field of youth justice. A bit about Hannah Smithson: Dr. … Continue reading The Challenges of YPAR in Youth Justice Systems: A Public Talk by Dr. Hannah Smithson