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Dominique Skye McDaniel

(she/her/hers)
Assistant Professor of English Education, Kennesaw State University

Dr. Dominique McDaniel (she/her/hers) is an assistant professor of English Education in the Department of English at Kennesaw State University’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences. She received her Ph.D. in Educational Studies with a concentration in Teacher Education, and cognates in Literacy and English Education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2022 and is a former middle grades English/Language arts teacher in North Carolina. Dominique taught for ten years, most recently in middle grades language arts, and holds licensure certifications in Elementary Education, Middle Grades Language Arts, High School English, and Reading. Dominique’s research interests span a number of phenomena, including Black and Latinx teen experiences in educational settings, BIPOC teens’ digital literacy practices, social media literacies and teen activism, and supporting BIPOC teacher candidates. Her dissertation, #OnlineLiteraciesMatter: A multi-case study approach of Black and Brown youths' literacy practices in social media spaces recently won the NCTE College Composition and Communication (CCC) 2023 James Berlin Memorial Outstanding Dissertation Award. Dominique’s newest research, Project Culture, seeks to provide support to BIPOC teacher candidates and prepare English Education preservice teachers to better teach culturally diverse students, fostering classrooms that are more just, affirming, and humanizing. Her recent scholarship can be found in Literacy Research and Instruction, Multicultural Perspectives, Journal of Language and Literacy Education, and has a forthcoming invited piece in Harvard Educational Review. 

Research interests and background:
* Culturally digitized and culturally active pedagogies
* Black and Latinx teen experiences in educational settings
* Digital literacy practices of BIPOC teens
* Activism, Allyship, and Action-oriented literacy practices of BIPOC teens
* Social media literacies and teen activism 
* Supporting BIPOC teacher candidates 

Experience

  • –present
    Assistant Professor of English Education, Kennesaw State University

Education

  • 2022 
    UNC Greensboro, Ph.D. in Educational Studies with a concentration in Teacher Education (Cognates in Literacy and English Education)

Publications

  • 2022
    Community Voices: Resettled Youth Use Their Writing to Reposition Themselves, Literacy Research and Instruction
  • 2022
    #OnlineLiteraciesMatter: A multi-case study approach of Black and Brown youths' literacy practices in social media spaces, ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
  • 2021
    Beyond “Doing it for the Culture”: Centering Marginalized Youth Perspectives on their Literacy Experiences through Critical Race Counterstories, Fringes, The North Carolina English Teachers’ Association Journal
  • 2021
    Let Your Voice Lead You”: Critical Community-Building to Support the Writing of Recently Resettled Youth, Multicultural Perspectives
  • 2021
    Writing for the Culture: Centering Marginalized Youth Perspectives on Their Writing Experiences, Writers Who Care
  • 2021
    Community Voices: Belonging Narratives of Youth Recently Arrived in the United States. In Faircloth, B. S., Gonzalez, L. M., & Ramos, K. (Eds.), Resisting Barriers to Belonging: Conceptual Critique and Critical Applications, Lexington Books
  • 2021
    Asking Teens about Their Writing Lives: The Writing Identity Work of Youth, Literacy Research and Instruction
  • 2018
    Review of Rethinking the “Adolescent” in Adolescent Literacy, Journal of Language and Literacy Education

Grants and Contracts

  • 2022
    Project CULTURE (Cultural Understanding and Learning of Teachers Uniting to Reimagine Education)
    Role:
    PI
    Funding Source:
    Norman J. Radow College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Professional Memberships

  • National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)
  • Literacy Research Association (LRA)
  • Georgia Council of Teachers of English (GCTE)
  • NCTE’s Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC)