Episode 109: Personal Data Literacies with Luci Pangrazio

In the final if our four #SocialMediaEd episodes, Dan and Michael chat with Luci Pangrazio of Deakin University in Australia about her research on how youth make sense of the social media data they create and which is extracted from them.

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Episode 109- Personal Data Literacies

Books, Articles and Other Amazing Resources

  1. Dr. Pangrazio and Neil Selwyn published several papers relevant for this episode:
    1. Pangrazio, L., & Selwyn, N. (2019). ‘Personal data literacies’: A critical literacies approach to enhancing understandings of personal digital data. New Media & Society, 21(2), 419-437.
    2. Pangrazio, L., & Selwyn, N. (2018). “It’s Not Like It’s Life or Death or Whatever”: Young People’s Understandings of Social Media Data. Social Media + Society, 4(3) 1-9.
    3. Selwyn, N., & Pangrazio, L. (2018). Doing data differently? Developing personal data tactics and strategies amongst young mobile media users. Big Data & Society, 5(1), 1-12.
  2. You can learn more about her research and findings on their site: https://data-smart-schools.net/ and
  3. You should buy Luci’s 2018 book: Young People’s Literacies in the Digital Age: Continuities, Conflicts and Contradictions (1st Edition)
  4. Here’s an article about the Lightbeam add-on for Firefox we discussed: https://thenextweb.com/apps/2013/10/25/mozillas-lightbeam-firefox-add-lets-users-visualize-sites-tracking/


Luci Pangrazio, Ph. D. is a Research Fellow in digital literacies/ digital texts at REDI – Research for Educational Impact: Deakin University’s Strategic Research Centre for research in Education. Working with Professor Catherine Beavis, her research focuses on critical digital literacies and the changing nature of digital texts. She is currently studying young people’s practices and understandings of personal data. Her research interests include digital literacies, data literacies, young people’s digital worlds, software studies, platform studies, and creative and critical research methods. Luci’s book ‘Young People’s Literacies in the Digital Age: Continuities, Conflicts and Contradictions in Practice’ will be published in 2018 by Taylor and Francis. You can tweet at her at @lucipangrazio.

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