Current Appointment
Assistant Professor (Fall 1999-Present)
Language and Literacy, Department of Teaching and Learning
Peabody College, Vanderbilt University

Areas of Specialization
Secondary English Education, Sociocultural Theory and Literacy, Writing, Classroom Discourse and Identity, Multiliteracies, Literacy and Social Space, Technology and Literacy

Education
Doctor of Philosophy, Education: October, 1999
Dissertation: Classroom Discourse, Identity, and the Production of Social Space
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Publications
Books
Leander, K. & Sheehy, M. (Eds.) (2004). Spatializing literacy research and practice. New York: Peter Lang.
(Available at: Peter Lang Publishing Group and Amazon.com)

Journal Special Issues
Holland, D. & Leander, K. M. (Eds.) (2004). Ethos 32: Themed Issue, Ethnographic studies of positioning and subjectivity: Nacrotraffikers, Taiwanese brides, angry loggers, school troublemakers.

Book Chapters
Lankshear, C. & Leander, K. M. (in press). Social science research in virtual realities. In B. Somekh & C. Lewin. (Eds.), Research methods in the social sciences. London: Sage Publications.

Leander, K. M. (2004). A spatial history of a classroom literacy event. In K. Leander & M. Sheehy (Eds.), Spatializing literacy research and practice (pp. 115-142). New York: Peter Lang.

Sheehy, M. & Leander, K. M. (2004). Introduction. In K. Leander & M. Sheehy (Eds.), Spatializing literacy research and practice (pp. 1-14). New York: Peter Lang.

Leander, K. M. & Prior, P. (2003). Speaking and writing: How talk and text interact in situated practices. In C. Bazerman & P. Prior (Eds.), What writing does and how it does it: An introduction to analysis of text and textual practice (pp. 201-238). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.

Kinzer, C. & Leander, K. M. (2003). Reconsidering the technology/language arts divide: Electronic and print-based environments . In D. Flood, D. Lapp, J. R. Squire, & J. M. Jensen (Eds.), Handbook of research on teaching the English language arts (pp. 546-565). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.

Leander, K. M. (2001). Teaching with technology. In J. Garcia, E. Spalding, & R. Powell (Eds.), Contexts of teaching:   Methods for middle and high school instruction (pp. 214-246). Merrill/Prentice Hall.

Leander, K. M. (2000). The craft of teaching and the World Wide Web.   In S. Gruber (Ed.), Weaving a Virtual Web (pp. 279-304). Urbana, IL: National Council of Teachers of English.

Articles in Refereed Journals
Leander, K. (2004). "They took out the wrong context": Uses of time-space in the practice of positioning .Ethos, 32, 188-213.

Holland, D. & Leander, K. (2004). Ethographic studies of positioning and subjectivity: An introduction. Ethos, 32, 127-139.

Leander, K. M. (2003). Writing travelers' tales on New Literacyscapes.   [New Directions in Research]. Reading Research Quarterly, 38 (3), 392-397.

Leander, K. M. & McKim, K. K. (2003). Tracing the everyday "sitings" of adolescents on the Internet: A strategic adaptation of ethnography across online and offline spaces. Education, Communication, & Information 3 (2), 211-240.

Leander, K. M. (2002). Polycontextual construction zones: Mapping the expansion of schooled space and identity. Mind, Culture, and Activity, 9, 211-237.

Leander, K. M. (2002). Locating Latanya: The situated production of identity artifacts in classroom interaction. Research in the Teaching of English.
Locating Latanya: Complete Transcript of Focal Interaction

Leander, K.M. (2002). Silencing in classroom interaction: Producing and relating social spaces. Discourse Processes, 34 , 193-235

Leander, K. M. (2001). "This is our freedom bus going home right now": Producing and hybridizing space-time contexts in pedagogical discourse. Journal of Literacy Research , 33 , 637-679.

Hinn, D. M., Leander, K., & Bruce, B. C. (2001). Case studies of a virtual school. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy 45 , 156-163.

Duncan, B., & Leander, K. (2000). Girls just wanna have fun: Literacy,consumerism, and paradoxes of position on gURL.com. Reading Online, 4(5). Available:http://www.readingonline.org/electronic/elec_index.asp?HREF=/electronic/duncan/index.html

Leander, K. M. (2000). Laboratories for writing. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, 43 , 662-668.

Leander, K. M. & Brown, D. E.   (1999). "You understand but you don't believe it":   Tracing the stabilities and instabilities of interaction in a physics classroom through a multidimensional framework.   Cognition & Instruction, 17 (1): 93-135.

Bruce, B. C. & Leander, K. M.   (1997).   Searching for digital libraries in education:   Why computers cannot tell the story.   Library Trends 45 (4):   746-770.  

Sinclair, M., Leander, K. M., Stuve, M. & Osborne, M.   (1997, Spring).   Developing activity-based science curriculum for the elementary grades:   Build On Science. Spectrum:   The Journal of the Illinois Science Teachers Association , 12-15.

Invited Articles
Hinn, D. M., Leander, K., & Bruce, B. C. (2001). Case studies of a virtual school. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy 45, 156-163.

Duncan, B., & Leander, K. (2000, November). Girls just wanna have fun: Literacy, consumerism, and paradoxes of position on gURL.com. Reading Online, 4(5).

Leander, K. M. (2000). Laboratories for writing. Laboratories for writing. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, 43, 662-668.

Recent Conference Presentations
Leander, K.M. & Simpson, A. (2004, April). Paste image here: Multimedia is just an academic argument. Paper presented at the American Educational Association Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA.

Leander, K. M. & Lovvorn, J. (2004, April). Literacy networks: Following the circulation of texts and identities in the school-related and computer gaming-related literacies of one youth. Paper presented at the American Educational Association Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA.

Alvermann, D., Lewis, C., and Leander, K.M. (2004, February). Youth culture, digital literacies and intersecting methodologies. Panel presented at the National Council of Teachers of English Research Assembly, Berkeley, CA.

Cammack, D., Jacobs, G., Kinzer, C., & Leander, K.M. (chair). (2004, February). Untying the 'net: Toward new methodologies for researching online/offline spaces. Panel presented at the National Council of Teachers of English Research Assembly, Berkeley, CA.

Leander, K. M. (2003, December). Re-interpreting the literate body. Paper presented at the National Reading Conference Annual Meeting, Scottsdale, AZ.

Leander, K. M. (2003, December). A spatial history of a classroom literacy event. Paper presented at the National Reading Conference Annual Meeting, Scottsdale, AZ.

Leander, K. M. (2003, December). Evidence and epistemology in adolescent and adult literacy research. Paper presented at the National Reading Conference Annual Meeting, Scottsdale, AZ.

Rowe, D., Leander, K.M., Edwards, D., Seifert, L., Travis, A., Waters, S. (2003, April). Literate performances in and of space. Paper presented at the American Educational Association Annual Meeting, Chicago.

Leander, K. M., Aplin, B., Simpson, A., & Cammack, D. (2003, April). Reading gender in the technobiographies of adolescents. Paper presented at the American Educational Association Annual Meeting, Chicago.

Leander, K. M. (2003, April). What's missing in the metaphor of positioning? Paper presented at the Society for Psychological Anthropology Biennial, San Diego.

Leander, K. M. (2002, December). Situated literacies, digital practices, and the constitution of space-time. Paper presented at the National Reading Conference 52nd Annual Meeting, Miami.

Leander, K. M. (2002, June). The bracketing, blurring, and flowing of identity across on and offline spaces: Rethinking situated practice through connective ethnography. Paper presented at the Fifth Congress of the International Society for Cultural Research and Activity Theory, Amsterdam.

Leander, K. M. & Johnson, K. (2002, April). Tracing the everyday "sitings" of adolescents on the Internet: A strategic adaptation of ethnography across online and offline spaces. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, New Orleans.

Leander, K. M. (2001, December). Whereintheworldareteens.com: Fictional constructions of adolescent journeys in cyberspace. Paper presented at the National Reading Conference Annual Meeting, San Antonio.

Leander, K. M. (2001, November). Restabilizing positional identities through discussion practices. Paper presented at the National Council of Teachers of English Annual Meeting, Baltimore.

Other Presentations and Workshops
Leander, K. M. (2004, February). Literacy networks. Paper presented at Teachers College Series on Multimodal Discourse, New York.

Research Grants
Leander, K. M. (2002). A connective ethnography of adolescent communication practices across online and offline contexts. Supported by the Spencer Foundation, Small Grant Competition ($35,000).

Leander, K. M. (2002). A connective ethnography of adolescent communication practices across online and offline contexts. Supported by the Peabody College of Education, Small Grant Competition ($5,000).

Leander, K.M. (2000). Promises and realities of 'open' dialogue for understanding cultural difference: A discourse and ethnographic analysis of stabilities in positioning. Supported by the Peabody College of Education, Small Grant Competition. ($7,100).

Leander, K.M. (2000). Constructing oneself in the classroom: The production, analysis, and distribution of digital video case studies in the development of pre-service English teachers. Supported by the Provost's Initiative on Technological Innovation, the Catalyst Grant, and Peabody College. ($32,775).

Teaching
Courses Taught
ENED 2350/3100 Teaching English in the Secondary School (Fall 1999, 2000, 2001)
EDUC 2330 Practicum in Secondary Education (Fall, 2000)
ENED 2400 Seminar in English Education (Spring, 2000, 2001)
ENED 2920 Literature for Adolescents (Spring, 2002)
ENED 3020 Composition in the Secondary School and College (Fall, 2003)
ENED 3220 Theory and Research in Composition Education (Spring, 2000)
EDUC 3900 Situated and Critical Approaches to Classroom Discourse (Spring, 2001)
ENED 3900 Teaching Writing (New Course, Fall 2001)
ENED 3900 New Literacies (Fall, 2003)

Honors and Affiliations
National:
Member, National Conference on Research in Language and Literacy, 2001;
AERA/Spencer Doctoral Fellowship, 1997-98

Affiliations
American Educational Research Association, International Reading Association, International Society for Cultural Research and Activity Theory, National Council of Teachers of English, NCTE Research Assembly, National Reading Conference, Society for the Social Studies of Science.

Professional Service
NCTE Promising Reseacher Award Committee, 2002; Editorial Board for the 2002 Yearbook of Urban Learning Teaching and Research; Editorial Advisory Board for the 50th Yearbook of the National Reading Conference; Reviewer for AERA Annual Meetings, Division C; 1996-99.
Reviewer for International Journal of Educational Technology; Linguistics and Education; Mind, Culture, and Activity; Research in the Teaching of English, and Teaching and Teacher Education.