Hi. I’m Ioana.

I’m an Assistant Professor in the Communication, Media and Learning Technologies Design program at Teachers College, Columbia University.

My research examines participatory online cultures, with a particular focus on youth creative and civic participation. Key questions driving my research agenda are: How does online participation enable new forms of creativity, collaboration and learning? How do young people’s creative and civic practices intersect in online spaces? How can we leverage an understanding of these creative and civic practices in order to better support the next generation of thinkers, voters and activists?

I’m also the Associate Director of the Media & Social Change Lab (MASCLab) at Teachers College, and I serve on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Media Literacy Education (NAMLE).

You can reach me by email at literat@tc.columbia.edu or on Twitter at @ioanaliterat.