4253 Helen C. White Hall
600 N Park St, Madison, WI 53706
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PhD in Education, Institute of Education, University of London, Culture Communication and Societies Group, 2002
Master of Arts in Primary Education, Institute of Education, University of London, 1996
Research fields – Childhood studies, Media and Cultural Studies, Education, Girlhood Studies
Methods and methodologies – discourse analysis, ethnography, qualitative methods
Theories – sociocultural theories, domestication theory, boundary theory, feminist post-structuralism
Areas of interest – Children’s media cultures, new literacies, digital cultures, play, public library makerspaces
LIS 202 Information Divides and Differences in a Multicultural Society
LIS 301 Information Literacy in Online Spaces
LIS 341/640 Videogames and Society
LIS 629 Multicultural Literature
LIS 631 Young Adult Literature
LIS 639 Pedagogical Theory and Practice for Information Professionals
Mauk M, Willett R, and Coulter N (2020) The Can-do Girl Goes to Coding Camp: A discourse analysis of news reports on coding initiatives designed for girls. Learning, Media and Technology. https://doi.org/10.1080/17439884.2020.1781889
Lakind A, Willett R, Halverson E (2019) Democratizing the maker movement: a case study of one public library system’s makerspace program. Reference & User Services Quarterly. 58, 4: 236-272.
Williams R and Willett R (2018) Makerspaces and boundary work: the role of librarians as educators in public library makerspaces. Journal of Librarianship & Information Science. https://doi.org/10.1177/0961000617742467
Willett R (2019) Finding a space for a theory of multiliteracies: librarians, boundary work, and definitions of literacy. In Kumpulainen, K and Sefton-Green, J (eds) Multiliteracies in Finland and beyond: International perspectives on an early years innovation. Routledge. Pp. 115-130.
Willett R (2019) Popular media on the playground. In R Hobbs and P Mihailidis (eds) The International Encyclopedia of Media Literacy. Wiley-Blackwell. Pp.1-8.