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International Presentations, 2018 - 2019


  • Keynote: “Mind Over Media: Propaganda Education for a Digital Age.” Media Education Conference, Salla, Finland. April 23, 2019.

  • “Transgression as.Creative Freedom and Creative Control.” Invited guest lecture, University of Lapland, Rovaniemi, Finland. April 22, 2019.

  • Keynote: “Fight Disinformation with Media Literacy.” Media and Learning Conference. November 13, 2018. Bozar Arts Center, Brussels Belgium.

  • Keynote: “Digital and Media Literacy in School Libraries.” School Librarians of Jordan Conference. November 4, 2018, Amman, Jordan.

  • Masterclass: “Media Literacy: Copyright Clarity.” Near East and South Asia (NESA) Council of Overseas Schools. November 2 – 3, 2018, Amman, Jordan.

  • Keynote: “Everything You Need to Know about Fake News Can be Learned in Kindergarten.” Misinfo Kiev, Kiev, Ukraine. May 29, 2018.

  • “Raising Marginalized Voices via Media literacy: Six Global Case Studies.” Discussant for the  Instructional & Developmental Communication panel. International Communication Association. Prague, Czech Republic. May 27, 2018.


National, Regional Presentations, 2018 - 2019
  • “2020 Vision for the 2020 Election,” Panel presentation at the Providence Community Library, May 30, 2019.

  • “Create to Learn at ECA.” Presentation at the Eastern Communication Association. Providence, Rhode Island. April 12, 2019.

  • “At the Library with Film and Media,” Presentation, Eastern Communication Association. Providence, Rhode Island. April 11, 2019.

  • “Alexa, Let’s Learn.” Workshop presentation at South by Southwest Education, Austin, TX. March 7, 2019.

  • “Digital Literacy and Media Responsibility.” Half-day program for the Brazilian Media Literacy program, sponsored by the U.S. State Department. University of Rhode Island, Providence RI. December 4, 2018.

  • “Teaching about Propaganda.” Walker Ames Lecture. University of Washington Graduate School, Seattle, WA. November 28, 2018.

  • “Mind Over Media.” Workshop, National Council of Teachers of English, Houston, TX. November 18, 2018.

  • “Imitation and Originality in Youth Media Production,” Research paper presentation, National Council of Teachers of English, Houston, TX. November 18, 2018.

  • “What YouTubers Have to Teach Us About Learning and Literacy.” Presentation to the Northeast Regional Media Literacy Conference, November 10, 2018, Providence, Rhode Island.



2018. European Commission, Literacy for All competition. Received grant for $125,000 in collaboration with the Evens Foundation (Belgium) for Mind Over Media in Europe.

Honors and Awards

2018. Neil Postman Award for Career Achievement in Public Intellectual Activity. Awarded by the Media Ecology Association (MEA), University of Maine, June 21.

2018. Research Excellence Award. University of Rhode Island. Awarded by the Division of Research and Economic Development. May 15, Kingston, RI.