Jacqueline is a PhD candidate in the Department of Radio-TV-Film at the University of Texas at Austin and will be an Assistant Professor in the Department of Radio-TV-Film at the University of North Texas starting Fall 2012. Her research focuses on teens’ digital media practices and the intersection of issues such as digital equity, communities, identity politics, and digital literacy.
She is currently working on her dissertation which analyzes how discourses of risk structure teens’ opportunities, limitations, and engagement with digital media at home, with peers, and in school. She is also a Graduate Research Assistant for “The Digital Edge” in Austin, which is part of the MacArthur Foundation’s Connected Learning Research Network.
Her work is published in peer-reviewed journals, book chapters, online journals, and encyclopedias and has been presented at many national and international conferences. Additionally she is a former Managing Editor of the online journal FlowTV.org and is a former facilitator for the Teen Reporter Intern Program for Latinitas magazine in Austin, Texas. Outside of research she enjoys training for marathons, playing with her dog, and discovering new craft beers.