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Jolie Matthews

Jolie Matthews

Assistant Professor, Learning Sciences


Annenberg Hall
2120 Campus Drive
Evanston, IL 60208-0001

Biography

Jolie C. Matthews is an Assistant Professor of the Learning Sciences and a Faculty Associate at the Institute for Policy Research at Northwestern University’s School of Education and Social Policy. Her research focuses on media literacy, bias and source credibility, news and dis/misinformation, social media behavior norms, fan cultures, and the relationship between popular culture and historical consciousness. 

She received her PhD from Stanford University where she was a research assistant with the Stanford University YouthLab, the Joint Media Engagement Group, and the Wallenberg Media Places Grant for Digital Humanities. She has also been a research intern for the Social Media Collective at Microsoft Research New England in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Awards/Honors

  • 2017 - Searle Center for Teaching Excellence Fellowship

Research/Scholarship

Education

Year Degree Institution
PhD, Learning Sciences and Technology Design Stanford University
Master of Professional Writing University of Southern California
BA, Concentration in Ancient, Medieval and Renaissance Studies New York University

Selected Publications

Matthews, J. (Working Paper/In Press/Under Review). Historical Perspective Taking and Critical Media Literacy in an Informal Online Community. .

Matthews, J. (Working Paper/In Press/Under Review). Dominant Narratives and Historical Perspective in Time Travel Stories: A Case Study of Doctor Who.

Matthews, J. (2020). Media Literacy as an Internal and External Process: A Response to "Red States, Blue States, and Media Literacy: Political Context and Media Literacy.". Democracy & Education .

Matthews, J. (2018). A Past that Never Was: Historical Poaching in Game of Thrones Fans' Tumblr Practices. Popular Communication.

Matthews, J. (2017). New Media in Kylie Peppler (Ed.)., Encyclopedia of out-of-school learning. Sage Publications.
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Matthews, J. (2016). Historical Inquiry in an Informal Fan Community: Online Source Usage and the TV Show The Tudors. Journal of the Learning Sciences: 4-50.
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Matthews, J. (2016). Professionals and nonprofessionals on Goodreads: Behavior standards for authors, reviewers, and readers. New Media & Society.
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Martin, C., Barron, B., Matthews, J., Stringer, D. (June, 2014). Patterns of engagement: How depth of experience matters in The Digital Youth Network: Cultivating Digital Media Citizenship in Urban Communities. MIT Press.

Levinson, A., Stringer, D., Zywica, J., Matthews, J., Barron, B., Martin, C., Rogers, M. (June, 2014). "Be a voice, not an echo": Supporting identities as new media citizens in The Digital Youth Network: Cultivating Digital Media Citizenship in Urban Communities. MIT Press.

Rogers, M., Barron, B., Martin, C., Levinson A., Matthews, J. (June, 2014). Stepping into production: Seeding creative project work in The Digital Youth Network: Cultivating Digital Media Citizenship in Urban Communities. MIT Press.

Research Interests

Learning and behavior norms in online communities, social media production and consumption practices, sources and credibility, historical consciousness, fandom, digital technologies and the creative process, inquiry in digital spaces.

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