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D.Ted Hall

Assistant Professor of Literacy, Culture, and Language Education
W.W. Wright Education Building Room Wright Ed Bldg 2214
Phone : (812) 856-8259
Fax: (812) 856-8287
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Department:  Literacy, Culture, & Language Education
Affiliations:  Elementary Education
About Me | Publications | Presentations

My scholarship is a committed search for the ideas, epistemologies, and strategies that African Americans have employed in their pursuit of literacy and liberation; the ways technology and literacy issues inform and intersect with that pursuit. My project involves understanding the contradictions of gaining meaningful access to technologies and literacies for network-rich African American Communities. In particular, I am most concerned about the economic disenfranchisement of urban youth. How can urban youth gain meaningful access to literacies in order to master and manipulate new and emerging technologies? Their predicament must be contextualized within a geopolitical landscape and historicized within a critical reading of the past. A final aspect of my research involves community engagement. In my graduate courses we take up these issues by interrogating new media, music, television, film, and literature--produced within the context of Afro-diasporic expressive cultures.

  • Hall, T. (2011). Other Ways of designing: The digital stories of three African American young women. English Teaching: Practice and Critique.

  • I was the chair for paper session on technology.
  • New Literacy and African American Literature: The stories of three African American young women.
  • Designing with new media: The digital story of three African American students
  • Promotingcross-cultural understandings in childrens literature.
  • Diversity Matters: Developing Cosmopolitan Students in an Age of Globalization.
  • Viewing All Students As Intellectuals: Honoring Cultural Legacies in the Classroom.
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