Book Chapters

“Going Multimodal: Programmatic, Curricular, and Classroom Change.”  Multimodal Literacies and Emerging Genres in Student Compositions.  Collaboratively authored.  Eds. Tracey Bowen and Carl Whithaus.  Pittsburgh, PA:  U of Pittsburgh P, 2011.

“Blossom:  A Very Special Show”; “Gymnastics: Full twisting double back…she sticks it!”; “Menstruation: Girl, you’ll be a woman soon”; “Paris Hilton: That’s Hot!”; “Social Networking: findg sum1 to chat w/ bout watz ^”  Girl Culture:  An Encyclopedia, Volumes I & II.  Eds. Claudia A. Mitchell and Jacqueline Reid-Walsh.  Westport, CT:  Greenwood Press, 2007.

“‘I Think We Must be Normal…There are too many of us for this to be abnormal!!!’:  Girls Creating Identity and Forming Community in Pro Ana/Mia Websites.”  Growing Up Online:  Young People and Digital Technologies.  Eds.  Sandra Weber and Shanly Dixon.  New York:  Palgrave MacMillan, 2007.  124-144.

“It’s a gURL Thing:  Community vs. Commodity in Girl-Focused Netspace.”  Digital Generations: Children, Young People and New Media.  Eds. David Buckingham and Rebekah Willett.  Mahwah, NJ:  Lawrence Erlbaum, 2006.  177-191.

“From The Curse to The Rag:  Online gURLs Rewrite the Menstruation Narrative.”  Girlhood: Redefining the Limits.  Eds. Claudia Mitchell, et al.  Montreal:  Black Rose Books, 2006.  191-207.

Conference Proceedings

“From The Curse to The Rag:  How the Menstruation Metaphor is Being Rewritten by a New Generation of Girls.”  Proceedings of the Transforming Spaces: Girlhood, Agency and Power Conference Summary Report, “What are we holding in our hands now?/Qu’avons-nous entre les mains?”  Montreal:  Concordia University, 2004.

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