Ioana LiteratAssistant Professor, Teachers College – Columbia University

Ioana is an Assistant Professor in the Communication, Media and Learning Technologies Design program at Teachers College, Columbia University. Her research examines participatory online cultures, with a focus on youth creative and civic participation. Key questions driving her research agenda are: What is the role of new media technologies in young people’s lives? How do young people express themselves – creatively, politically – in online spaces? And, how does online participation enable new forms of creativity, collaboration and learning? Ioana holds a PhD from the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Southern California, and her professional background is in media education and digital storytelling. She is also a board member of the National Association of Media Literacy Education (NAMLE) and co-director of the Media & Social Change Lab (MASCLab) at Teachers College. At MASCLab, Ioana is working on the development of a research-based game about media literacy and fake news, LAMBOOZLED!, and related civic education initiatives.