THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD CURRICULUM VITAE PERSONAL DETAILS SURNAME: DEPARTMENT: Davies FORENAMES: Julia Alison The School

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Qualifications & Awarding Body PhD, University of Sheffield, 1999 Expressions of Gender: An enquiry into the way gender impacts on the discourse styles of pupils involved in small group talk, with particular reference to boys‟ underachievement MA (Part-time Study), Sheffield City Polytechnic, 1987 Masters in Communication Studies – Language; Media Studies; Cultural Studies Postgraduate Certificate in Education, University of Sheffield, 1982 Secondary English and Drama PGCE BA (Full-time) University of Leeds, 1981 English Literature and Language Studies: Class II Division i Membership of Learned Societies United Kingdom Literacy Association:  Editor of the UKLA Literacy Journal: Wiley Blackwell (2011 – present)  UKLA Regional Representative (2005 – 2009)  Member of UKLA Research Committee (2007 - present)  Member of UKLA Digital Literacies SIG (2005 - 2009) British Education Research Association – Member of the Literacy and Language SIG (1998present) Gender and Education Association - Member (2003 - 2005) Current appointment at The University of Sheffield Senior Lecturer (January 2007 - Present) Previous appointments Lecturer at The University of Sheffield 1994 - 2007 Head of English; Coordinator of Faculty of Communications and Site manager Birley Comprehensive School, Sheffield 1986 - 1994 Teacher of English and Drama; Valley Comprehensive Worksop, Notts. 1982 - 1986.

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TEACHING EXPERIENCE I began my career as a teacher of English and was a Head of Department for eight years before taking up post at The University of Sheffield. I have taught across a rich and varied range of programmes within The School of Education, from PGCE, undergraduate and postgraduate Masters, EdD and PhD supervision. I designed and led a successful online Masters programme in New Literacies and my teaching experience also includes transnational work located in Singapore, Hong Kong, Canada and Malta. I have taught Research Methods as well as within my key areas of Literacy and Language. I have led the Language and Literacy strand of the Sheffield EdD, directed the PGCE, the MA in Research Methods and been responsible for the ESRC funded 1+3 applications..

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Post Graduate teaching:
Online MA in New Literacies EdD Literacy and Language MA in Educational Research (ESRC recognised MA in research training) MA Policy and Practice PGCE English PGCE Education & Professional Studies (EPS) MEd in English Language Teaching

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Digital Technologies, Culture and Childhood Module for the BA Education, Culture and Childhood PROFESSIONAL AND EXTERNAL STANDING Selected Invited and Funded Keynote Conference Presentations

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United Kingdom Literacy Association, International Conference: 'Identities, Cultures and Literacies' – Liverpool Hope University Keynote speaker (with Guy Merchant) at this conference: „ Generation Text: Web 2.0, social participation and Learning‟. (July 2008). Literacy Identity, and Place. Literacy Summer School Conference, Mississauga, Toronto, Canada. Keynote speaker to this one week conference and summer school – invitation by Professor Michele Knobel (Montclair State University, USA) and Professor Colin Lankshear, Professor of Literacy and Technologies (James Cook University, Australia). Keynote paper title: „Travellers' Tales: Streetart into cyberspace and back again‟. (July 2008) University of the West Indies, Caribbean Education Conference: Literacy for Lifelong Learning: Responding to the Challenge Keynote speaker at this conference: „Talking „bout a (digital) revolution: New Literacies, New Practices for New Times‟. (March 2008). Literacy and Technology Co-ordinators Conference - Lewisham Local Authority. Keynote speaker for this CPD conference for teachers across the age range from Lewisham and Kent Local Authorities: „Learning Online – for now and into the future‟. (March 2008).
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The Education Guardian Conference ‘Using the News’. Keynote: National Conference for Literacy & ICT practitioners and advisors: „Web 2.0: What is it? And what has it got to do with literacy?‟. Guardian Newsroom, Farringdon, London. (June 2007). 3.2 Selected Invited and Funded Seminar Presentations 1. 23en Kongress zum Deutschen Gesellschaft für Erziehungswissenschaft (DgFE), 23rd Congress of the German Society for Educational Research, Osnabrueck Germany. ‘If you‟re not on Facebook, then where are you?‟ Identity construction across spaces and new social literacy practices‟. (March 2012) 2. Goldsmiths College, The University of London. Paper: ‘Digital Literacies: Discourse Analytical approaches to texts online‟, (March 2011). 3. Literacy for Lifelong Learning: Responding to the Challenge, University of the West Indies, Jamaica Caribbean Education Conference: Paper: „Growing from the Roots: Popular Culture and Literacy Learning‟. (March 2008). 4. Bishop Grosseteste University College, Lincoln. Paper: ‘Being Well-Connected: how people connect and display connectivity in online spaces‟. (February 2008). 5. Doing Culture’ Ceelbas Workshop Series – ESRC funded seminar series on Narratology. The University of Manchester. Paper: ‘Location, Location, Location: Streetart and online spaces - a traveller's tale‟. (23rd May 2008). 6. ‘Play, Creativity and Digital Cultures’: ESRC funded seminar series. The Institute of Education London. Paper: „Blogging as a Classroom activity‟. (June 2007). 7. Children and Media WUN funded Virtual Seminar presentation – (Universities of Sheffield; Leeds & Wisconsin.) Paper: „Teenagers and online informal learning‟ (April 24th 2007). 8. Presentation at seminar series 'Children, Politics and Communication' at The University of Swansea. Paper: „Textual Cohesion and online networking‟. (March 2007). 9. Invisible boundaries: addressing sexualities equality in children’s world. ESRC/BERA sexualities SIG seminar series, The University of Sheffield. Paper: „ Classroom talk and the performance of gender‟ (February 2007). 10. The University of Warwick School of Education Seminar Series. Paper: Blogging for Academics: Online Social learning. (March 2006). 11. The University of Lancaster Literacy Research Centre, Lunchtime Seminar Series. Paper: „Academic Blogging‟. (November 2005). 12. Play, Creativity and Digital Cultures, ESRC Seminar Series, Bishops Grosseteste College, Lincoln. Paper: „Online Play‟, Presentation available online at http://www.bgc.ac.uk/docs/Research/ESRCJulia%20Davies.ppt (July 2005). 13. London Knowledge Lab, Digital Generations Seminar Series. The Institute of Education, London. Paper: „Online Communities of Practice‟. (Positively reviewed in The Times Educational Supplement.) (March 2005). 14. Children’s Literacy and Popular Culture, ESRC Research Seminar Series, The University of Sheffield. Paper: „Negotiating Femininities on-line‟ (Invited paper). Paper available online at http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/literacy/ESRC/seminar_series.html. (July 2003). 15. Children’s Literacy and Popular Culture, ESRC Research Seminar Series, The University of Sheffield. 16. Paper: „Weaving Magic Webs: Internet Identities and Teen Wicca Subcultures‟; (Invited paper). Paper available online at http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/literacy/ESRC/seminar_series.html. (July 2002).

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Journal Editorships

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Editor (with Dr Cathy Burnett) Literacy. Oxford: Wiley Blackwell, (from May 2011 - present) Co-editor (with Catherine Beavis (Griffith University Australia) and Kevin Leander (Vanderbilt University USA)) of Special Issue of English Teaching, Practice and Critique: ‘English afloat on a digital sea” (December 2009, forthcoming). Coordinator and co-editor of the Literacy Abstracts for Taylor and Francis journals (2005 - 2008).

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Academic refereeing Book Proposals, including the following publishers:  Open University Press; Routledge; SAGE; Palgrave; Pergammon; Heinemann Educational; Peer Reviewed Journals:
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Children and Society Composition Forum Computers and Education Discourse and Society Discourse, Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education Educational Review English for Specific Purposes English in Education Journal of Education for Teaching Language and Education Literacy Technology and Education The British Educational Research Journal The British Journal of Developmental Psychology The Journal of Early Childhood Literacy Visual Communication

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Core Involvement in ESRC Seminar Series Children‟s and young people‟s digital literacies in virtual online spaces (Co-Investigator and Core Member) (2009 - 2010) Play, Creativity and Digital Culture (Core member) (2005-2007) Children‟s Literacy and Popular Culture (Core Member) (2002 – 2004)

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Contributions to national networks 1. United Kingdom Literacy Association (UKLA) Research Committee  Digital Literacies SIG  Regional Representative - North of England (2006- 2008)  As member of Critical Literacies SIG 2. BERA Literacy and Language SIG 3. Gender and Education Association 4. Invited contributions to research projects with DEMOS and NESTA FutureLab in their work on Digital Literacies.

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PUBLICATIONS Book - in print

Davies, J and Merchant, G. (2009) Web 2.0 for Schools: Learning and Social Participation. New York: Peter Lang. Edited Book in Print Davies, J. and Weinberger, J. (Eds.) (2000) The National Literacy Trust’s International Annotated Bibliography of Books about Literacy 1999-2000. Stoke on Trent: Trentham. 120 pages. Gillen, J. Merchant, G., Marsh, J. and Davies, J. (Eds.) (2012) Virtual Literacies: Interactive

Spaces for Children and Young People. London: Routledge.
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Davies, J. (2011) „Computer Mediated Communication‟. In Companion to Discourse Analysis. Paltridge, B. (University of Sydney, Australia) and Hyland, K. (Institute of Education, London) (Eds.). Palgrave: London. Davies, J. (2011) „Expressions of Gender: An Analysis of Pupils' Gendered Discourse Styles‟. In Coates, J. and Pichler, P. (Eds.) Language and Gender: A Reader. London: Routledge. Reprinted article from Discourse and Society. Vol.14 (2) pp115-132. Pp112 – 125. Davies, J. (2009a) A space for play: crossing boundaries and learning online´ In Carrington and Robinson (eds.) Contentious Technologies: Digital Literacies, Social Learning and Classroom Practices. London: Sage. Davies, J. and Merchant, G. (2009b) `Negotiating the blogosphere: narratives of the self onscreen´. In Carrington and Robinson (eds. ) Contentious Technologies: Digital Literacies, Social Learning and Classroom Practices. London: Sage. Davies, J. (2009c) Online Connections, collaborations, chronicles and crossings´. In Marsh, J. Robinson, M. and Willett, R. (Eds.) Play, Creativity and Digital Cultures. London: Routledge. (Pp 108 - 124). Davies, J. (2009d) `Keeping connected: textual selves, textual cohesion and online support networks´. In Thomas, N. (Ed). Children, Politics and Communication. London: Palgrave. (Pp 167 - 184). Davies, J. (2008) `Pay and Display: The Digital Literacies of Online Shoppers´. In Lankshear, C. and Knobel, M. (Eds.) Digital Literacies: Concepts, Policies and Practices. New York: Peter Lang. (Pp227 - 248). Davies, J. and Merchant, G. (2007a) `Looking from the inside out: academic blogging as new literacy´. In Lankshear, C. and Knobel, M. (Eds.) A New Literacies Sampler. New York: Peter Lang. (Pp 167 - 198). Davies, J. and Pahl, K. (2007b), „Blending Voices, Blending learning: Lessons in pedagogy from a post-16 classroom‟. In Closing The Gap. In Marsh, J. and Bearne, E. (Eds.) London: Sage. (Pp 118 138).

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Davies, J. (2007c) `"Hello newbie! **big welcome hugs** hope u like it here as much as i do! " An exploration of teenagers´ informal on-line learning´. Reprinted in Mackey, M. (Ed.) Media Literacies: Major Themes in Education. London: Routledge). From Buckingham, D. and Willett, R. (Eds.) Digital Generations. New York: Lawrence Ehrlbaum. (Pp 211 – 228). (Reproduced in Mackey, M. (2007) Media Literacies: Major Themes in Education. London: Routledge.) Davies, J. (2006a) `Escaping to the Borderlands: An exploration of the Internet as a cultural space for teenaged Wiccan girls´. In Pahl, K. and Rowsell, J. (Eds.) Travel Notes from the New Literacy Studies: Instances of Practice. Multilingual Matters. (Pp 57 – 71). Davies, J. (2006b) `"Hello newbie! **big welcome hugs** hope u like it here as much as i do! " An exploration of teenagers´ informal on-line learning´. In Buckingham, D. and Willett, R. (Eds.) Digital Generations. New York: Lawrence Ehrlbaum. (Pp 211 – 228). (Reproduced in Mackey, M. (2007) Media Literacies: Major Themes in Education. London: Routledge.) Davies, J. (2005) Nomads and Tribes: On line meaning-making and the Development of New Literacies. In J. Marsh and E. Millard (eds.) Popular Literacies, Childhood and Schooling. London: Routledge/Falmer. (Pp 160 – 175). Davies, J. (2000) „Literacy Across the Curriculum‟ in Millard, E. (Ed.) Enquiries into Literacy: Research papers from The Literacy Research centre at Sheffield, Sheffield: Sheffield Publications in Education. (Pp 99-115). Davies, J. (1998) „Risk Takers and Safe-Betters: Boys and Girls‟ Talk‟ in Clarke, A. and Millard, E. (Eds.) Balancing the Books. London: Routledge. (Pp 11 – 26).

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Refereed Journal Articles in print

Davies, J. (2013 forthcoming) „Trainee hairdressers‟ uses of Facebook as a community of gendered literacy practice‟. Pedagogy, Culture and Society. Davies, J. (2012) „Facework on Facebook as a new literacy practice‟. Computers and Education. Vol 59 pp19 – 29. Davies, J. (2008) „Talking „bout a (digital) Revolution: New Literacies, New Practices for New Times‟. Journal of Education and Development in the Caribbean. Vol. 10 No 1. Davies, J. (2007) „Display; Identity and the Everyday: Self-presentation through online image sharing‟. In Discourse: studies in the cultural politics of education. Vol. 28, No. 4, December 2007, pp. 549_564. ISSN 0159-6306 (print)/ISSN 1469-3739 (online) /07/040549-16 (Not included in last RAE). Davies, J. (2006) `Affinities and beyond!! Developing ways of seeing in online spaces´. In elearning- Special Issue: Digital Interfaces. Vol.3 (2) pp217-234. Accessed at http://www.wwwords.co.uk/elea/. Davies, J. (2005) `We know what we are taking about, don´t we? An examination of girls´ classroombased learning allegiances´. In Linguistics and Education. Vol. 15 (3) pp 199-216. Davies, J. (2004) Negotiating Femininities On-Line. In Gender and Education. Vol.16 (1) pp 35 – 49.

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Davies, J. (2003) Expressions of Gender: An Analysis of Pupils' Gendered Discourse Styles. In Discourse and Society. Vol.14 (2) pp115-132.

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Refereed Journals – in print - Reviews

Davies, J. (2006) Review of „Reading the Everyday’ by Joe Moran (2005) London: Routledge. In Discourse: Cultural Studies in Education. Vol. 27: 3 (pp 417 - 420). Davies, J. (2006) Review of Children’s Literature and Computer based teaching by Unsworth, L. Thomas, A., Simpson, A., and Asha, J.L. Open University Press: Buckingham. In English in Education. Autumn 2006. (Pp 83 – 86). Davies, J. (2006) Review of Outside the Classroom: researching literacy with adult learners. By Fowler, E. and Mace J. (Eds.). NIACE: Leicester. In English in Education. Autumn 2006. (Pp 86 – 88). Davies, J. (2005) Review of The Impact of ICT on Literacy Education. Edited by Richard Andrews (2005), London Routledge. Review in English in Education. Summer 2005. (Pp 96 – 99). Davies, J. (2002) Review of Researching Children’s Popular Culture: The Cultural Spaces of Childhood. By Claudia Mitchell and Jacqueline Reid-Walsh. Review in The Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, Vol 3: 2. (Pp 208 – 211). Davies, J. (2001) Review of Good Guys Don’t Wear hats. By Joseph Tobin (2000) New York: Teacher‟s College press. In The Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, Vol 1:1. (Pp123 – 126). 4.5 Refereed Conference Papers

UKLA International Conference, ‘Making Connections: Building literate communities in and beyond the classroom’ The University of Greenwich, London. Paper:„Participatory Practices, Play and Learning‟. (July 2009). The 1st International Conference on Popular Culture and Education in Asia: Exploring New Frontiers in Curriculum and Pedagogies, The Hong Kong Institute of Education . Paper: (with Guy Merchant) „Web 2.0 for Schools: Social Participation and Learning‟. (December 2008). National Reading Conference, Austin , Texas, USA Discussant for symposium „Talkin‟ Bout a Revolution: A symposium on new literacies and pedagogies in higher education‟. (December 2007). British Association for Applied Linguistics, International Conference, The University of Edinburgh Paper „Pay and Display online: The multimodal production, consumption and transformation of goods and identity through E-bay textual practices‟. (September 2007). UKLA, International Conference, The University of Swansea Paper: „Critical Digital Literacies in the Secondary Classroom‟ (with teacher Mark Jones as part of Critical Literacies in Action - symposium. (July 2007). British Educational Research Association, International Conference, Symposium (Literacies and Language SIG), ‘Digital Literacies, Identity Performances and Learning’ Paper: „Stolen from Skits, who stole it from Meeta, who stole it from …” Textual Cohesion: identity performances, social formations and learning online‟. Symposium Convener. (September 2006).
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United Kingdom Literacy Association (UKLA) Nottingham. Symposium allied to the Digital Literacies SIG Paper: „Play and Creativity online: Informal online connections, learning and creativity.‟ (July 2006). National Reading Conference, Miami, Florida, USA Paper: (with Guy Merchant) `Inside Out: academic blogging and new literacies, an autoethnography´. (November 2005). UKLA International Conference, Bath Paper: „Affinities and beyond!! Developing ways of seeing in online spaces‟. The conference paper is cited on the NESTA web site. (July 2005). Gender and Education International Conference, The University of Cardiff Paper:)„ The Roar of Gender in the classroom: gender and achievement‟ . (March 2005). European Centre for Gender Studies and The European Social and Cultural Studies Centre (ESCUS) 'Internet Identities in Europe', International Conference, The University of Sheffield Paper: `Hello who ru?! **big welcome hugs** I´m a newbie ´, Teenage Identities and Connections on-line´. (September 2004). Available online(with ISBN) at http://www.shef.ac.uk/content/1/c6/04/88/28/davies.pdf Digital Generations, International Conference, The Institute of Education Paper: ”Dya like my new username?” Teenagers doing Identity through online Communities of Practice‟, (July 2004). Paper accepted for book edited by David Buckingham and Rebekah Willett (Eds.) (2006). UKLA, International Conference, The University of Manchester Paper: ‘The Internet, Inclusion and Communities of Practice‟. (July 2004). The British Educational Research Association, International Conference, Heriott Watt University, symposium, on ‘Literacy and popular culture’ Paper: „Escaping to the Borderlands: An exploration of teenage Wicca community‟s use of the Internet as a cultural space‟. (September 2003). Gender and Education Conference, The University of Sheffield Paper: “We know what we‟re talking about, don‟t we?: An examination of the ways in which girls use classroom talk to reinforce their gendered identities whilst also embracing the values of education”. (April 2003). Gender and Education Conference, The University of Sheffield Paper: „Weaving Magic Webs: Internet Identities and Teen Wicca subcultures. An examination of the ways in which girls present themselves to each other on the web and the social capital they acquire in such activities‟. (April 2003). The British Educational Research Association, The University of Leeds Paper: „Expressions of Gender: An analysis of Pupils‟ Discourse Styles in small group classroom discussions‟. (September 2001). The Politics of Gender and Education: Institute of Education, University of London, Paper: ‘Negotiating Femininities on-line’. (April 2001).

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Non-refereed abstracts, reports and other publications

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Davies J. and Pilling, M. (2008) Evaluation of The Sheffield College English GCSE online (EGO) and English GCSE Blended Learning (EBL). Davies, J. (2008) „Wiccan Teens Online‟. Encyclopedia Entry, In Jacqueline Reid Walsh and Claudia Mitchell (Eds.) Girl Culture: An Encyclopedia. GreenWood Press: Connecticut. Davies, J. (2006) Interim Evaluation Report of The Sheffield College English GCSE On-line Course (29 pages). Davies, J. (2005) Evaluation Report: Evaluation of the Sheffield College/ Sheffield LEA „Literacy through Technology’ . Project. (41 pages). Davies, J., Bathmaker, A.M., and Cole, P. (2005) Doncaster Pathways to Success Interim Evaluation Report, Sheffield. (30 pages). Bathmaker, A.M., Davies, J., and Cole, P. (2006) Doncaster Pathways to Success Interim Evaluation Report, Sheffield. (52 pages).

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