Multimodality and Academic Publishing

Classes & Workshops

Multimodality and Academic Publishing

Smith Learning Theater
Lalitha Vasudevan
Open to:
Alumni, Current Students, Faculty & Staff

DFI’s Multimodal Scholarship Series Presents:
Multimodality and Academic Publishing
A collaboration with Teachers College Record

Thursday, February 22, 2024
5:00 - 7:00p
Smith Learning Theater

Academic publishing is undergoing an evolution as more scholars embrace multimodal forms of knowledge production and dissemination. This panel brings together key voices to discuss the changes and challenges around publishing multimodal scholarship.


Lesley Bartlett, former Editor, Anthropology and Education Quarterly; Professor, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Esther Jackson, Scholarly Communication Technologies Librarian, Columbia University

Nick Sousanis, Author of Unflattening (Harvard University Press); Associate Professor, San Francisco State University


Nancy Lesko, Executive Editor, Teachers College Record; Maxine Greene Professor, Teachers College, Columbia University

Lalitha Vasudevan, Vice Dean for Digital Innovation, Teachers College, Columbia University

Topics to be addressed:

- How peer review and editing processes accommodate multimodal research

- New formats and platforms for disseminating multimodal scholarship

- Tenure, promotion, and incentivizing multimodal work

- Accessibility and inclusivity considerations

- New directions and opportunities for multimodal publishing

This timely discussion explores how academic publishing can evolve to fully embrace diverse multimodal scholarship. The panelists represent leading journals, scholars, and organizations at the forefront of these changes. The panel will be of interest to editors, reviewers, authors, publishers, and anyone interested in the future of academic knowledge production and publication.

Format: Live (with audience) and live-streamed Registration (via eventbrite)


To request disability-related accommodations, contact OASID at, (212) 678-3689, as early as possible.

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