Dr. Diane R. Collier

Associate Professor (PhD), Department of Educational Studies

Available for Graduate Advisement.

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St. Catharines, ON
Office: WH364
905 688 5550 x6146

Dr. Collier conducts research in the areas of multimodalities and literacies with a special interest in connections across home and school.

Using qualitative, visual, and ethnographic methodologies her work focuses on the processes of multimodal textmaking, how children use everyday resources (particularly, images), and what can be learned from children about their consumption and production of multimodal, cultural, and digital texts.

Her research interests also include ethical considerations of children’s participation in research, teaching for social justice, and the use of children’s literature in classrooms.

  • Literacies
  • Everyday culture
  • Collaborative research
  • Writing and inquiry
  • Ethnography and visual methods
  • Multiliteracies and multimodality
  • Visual/image-based literacy and visual methods
  • Digital literacy
  • Literacy and social class
  • Popular culture
  • Family literacy and home-school connections
  • Children’s literature
  • Ethical research with children
  • Qualitative and post qualitative methods
  • Co-editor, Literacy (United Kingdom Literacy Association (2019-2022)
  • President, Language and Literacy Researchers of Canada (2017-2019)
  • Associate Editor, Language and Literacy: An e-journal) (2015-2019)
  • Associate Editor, book review, Journal of Early Childhood Literacy (2015-2019)