Online participation (youth digital practices; participation and agency; ethical aspects of online participation); online creativity (Internet-based art; memes and vernacular creativity; contemporary new media culture); online political expression (creativity as political expression; youth online political socialization; media literacy; civic education; activism).
Ph.D. in Communication, Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, University of Southern California
M.A. in Communication, Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, University of Southern California
B.A. in Film and Media Culture, Middlebury College
* = TC student co-authors
Literat, I., Chang, Y.K., Eisman, J.*, & Gardner, J.* (accepted). LAMBOOZLED!: The design and development of a game-based approach to news literacy education. Journal of Media Literacy Education.
Liou, AL,* & Literat, I. (2020). “We need you to listen to us”: Youth activist perspectives on intergenerational dynamics and adult solidarity in youth movements. International Journal of Communication 14, 4662-4682.
Literat, I., & Markus, S.* (2020). ‘Crafting a way forward’: Online participation, craftivism and civic engagement in Ravelry’s Pussyhat Project group. Information, Communication & Society, 23(10), 1411-1426.
Brough, M., Literat, I., & Ikin, A. (2020). “Good social media?”: Underrepresented youth perspectives on the ethical and equitable design of social media platforms. Social Media + Society 6(2), doi: 10.1177/2056305120928488.
Literat, I., Chang, Y.K., & Hsu, S.-Y.* (2020). Gamifying fake news: Engaging youth in the participatory design of news literacy games. Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies 26(3), 506-516.
Chang, Y.K., Literat, I., Price, C.,* Eisman, J.,* Gardner, J.,*, Chapman, A., & Truss, A.* (2020). News literacy education in a polarized political climate: How games can teach youth to spot misinformation. Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) Misinformation Review, https://doi.org/10.37016/mr-2020-020.
Literat, I., & Brough, M. (2019). From ethical to equitable social media technologies: Amplifying underrepresented youth voices in digital technology design. Journal of Media Ethics 34(3), 132-145.
Literat, I., & Kligler-Vilenchik, N. (2019). Youth collective political expression on social media: The role of affordances and memetic dimensions for voicing political views. New Media & Society 21(9), 1988-2009.
Literat, I., & Markus, S.* (2019). ‘Crafting a way forward’: Online participation, craftivism and civic engagement in Ravelry’s Pussyhat Project group. Information, Communication & Society. First published online: February 11. DOI: 10.1080/1369118X.2019.1573910
Literat, I., & van den Berg, S.* (2019). Buy memes low, sell memes high: Vernacular criticism and collective negotiations of value on Reddit’s MemeEconomy. Information, Communication & Society 22(2), 232-249.