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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.

Education/Academic qualification

Learning Sciences and Technology Design, PhD, Stanford University

… → 2014

Master of Professional Writing, University of Southern California

… → 2008

Concentration in Ancient, Medieval and Renaissance Studies, BA, New York University

… → 2006

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Research Output 2014 2018

  • 9 Citations
  • 3 Chapter
  • 3 Article
  • 1 Entry for encyclopedia/dictionary

A past that never was: historical poaching in Game of Thrones fans’ Tumblr practices

Matthews, J. C., Jul 3 2018, In : Popular Communication. 16, 3, p. 225-242 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

world history
colonial age

New Media

Matthews, J. C., 2017, The SAGE Encyclopedia of Out-of-School Learning. Peppler, K. (ed.). Sage Publications, Inc.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary

new media
informal learning
communication technology
7 Citations (Scopus)
internet community
2 Citations (Scopus)

Professionals and nonprofessionals on Goodreads: Behavior standards for authors, reviewers, and readers

Matthews, J. C., Nov 1 2016, In : New Media and Society. 18, 10, p. 2305-2322 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

social media

"Be a voice, not an echo": Supporting identities as new media citizens

Levinson, A., Stringer, D., Zywica, J., Barron, B., Matthews, J. C., Martin, C. K. & Rogers, M., 2014, The Digital Youth Network: Cultivating Digital Media Citizenship in Urban Communities. Barron, B., Gomez, K., Pinkard, N. & Martin, C. K. (eds.). The MIT Press, p. 131-156 26 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter