Professor JuliAnna Ávila’s 2021 book wins publication award

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Congratulations to Dr. JuliAnna Ávila on receiving the 2023 Divergent Publication Award for Excellence in Literacy in a Digital Age Research for her book Critical Digital Literacies: Boundary-Crossing Practices, which was published by Routledge in 2021. This award was established in 2018 by the Initiative for 21st Century Literacies Research to recognize the most outstanding 21st Century Literacies publications that bring to the forefront the importance and impact of this work.

Critical Digital Literacies: Boundary-Crossing Practices is Vol. 7 in Brill’s “Critical Media Literacies Series.” With a focus on social justice, the contributors to this collection advance the theories and praxis of Critical Digital Literacies. Aimed at literacy, teacher education, and English Education practitioners, the volume explores critical practices with digital tools. The chapters highlight activities and approaches which cross the boundaries of: genre; critical data literacy; materiality; critical self-reflection; preservice teacher education; gender; young adult literature; multimodal composition; assessment; gaming; podcasting; and second-language teacher education. The authors also explore the challenges of carrying out both the critical and the digital within the context and confines of traditional schooling, making it an important and timely book in language education.