Dr Jeanette Hannaford researches within the intersecting spaces of language and literacy, pedagogy, and digital culture in home and school spaces, particularly in the lives of globally mobile children.
Dr Hannaford has had a wide-range of teaching experiences in the areas of Children's Literacy, English Literature, English as a Second Language, and Music, in Australia and overseas. In her early career, she taught Senior Secondary students and was a Faculty Co-ordinator in Australia. Her first encounter with an international educational setting occurred when she became Registrar of European Students at an English language school in Oxford, UK. From 2005 – 2010, she taught in a large International (IB) School in Europe. Commencing in 2010, Dr Hannaford directed her attention to full-time research and writing projects. Her PhD dissertation, Technology, Home, Gender: the Literacies of Third Culture Kids, was an extensive multicase study of the experiences of a group of twenty International School students. She has spoken about 'globally mobile children' at a number of international conferences, and publishes for a range of audiences. Recent papers include: Hannaford, J. (2017) 'Using the (im)materialities framework to trace the contrapuntal lines of allegiance and belonging for globally mobile children.' Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/RNfGfAW5evXHgaQXgzVp/full
While from an Australian background, Dr Hannaford sees herself as a member of the international community, having lived in a number of locations due to her partner's work with the United Nations. She currently resides in New York City.
Current research areas:
Longitudinal Study of Digitial Literacies in the lives of three globally mobile young people.
Digital Literacies, including Selfie Research.
Gender experience in the lives of globally mobile children.
Recent scholarly activity:
Producing a special issue of Didactief journal reporting on the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, New York City, April 2018.
(Didactief is the leading independant education journal in the Netherlands.)
(in press) Didactief - June Special Edition (contributor)
Hannaford, J., & Beavis, C. (2018). 'When will the internet be connected? Digital worlds and belonging in the lives of globally-mobile children.' Literacy, 52.1, pp 47-54
Hannaford, J. (2017). 'Using the (im)materialities framework to trace the contrapuntal lines of allegiance and belonging for globally mobile children.' Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education <http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/01596306.2016.1277419>
Hannaford, J. (2016). 'Digital worlds as sites of belonging for Third Culture Kids: a New Literacies perspective.' Journal of Research in International Education, 15(3).
I am currently working on a longitudinal multicase study tracing the experiences of globally mobile children at the ages of 8, 11 and 14 years. The next round of these interviews, when the three young people are 17 years old, will be undertaken in July 2018 in Vienna, Austria & New York, USA.
I co-ordinate a writing group for external PhD candidates living in NYC.