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Dr Luci Pangrazio



ARC DECRA Research Fellow


Faculty of Arts and Education


School of Education


Melbourne Burwood Campus


Doctor of Philosophy, Monash University, 2016


Luci is a Research Fellow in digital literacies at the Centre for Research in Educational Impact (REDI). She is currently studying datafication, data literacies and the gig economy. Her research interests include digital and data literacies, young people's digital worlds, the gig economy, platform studies and platform mediated labour, and creative and critical research methods.

Luci's current project involves looking at ways to materialise digital data as a text for critical analysis. She is also a Chief Investigator on two ARC projects: 'Data Smart Schools: Enhancing the Use of Digital Data in Secondary Schools' (led by Monash University, 2019-2021) and the 'Australian Centre of Excellence for the Digital Child' (led by QUT, 2020-2027). Her previous project (2018-2020) involved working with Universidad de ORT Uruguay on developing children's data literacies.

Luci’s book ‘Young People’s Literacies in the Digital Age: Continuities, Conflicts and Contradictions’ was published in 2019 by Routledge. She is co-editing a book with Julian Sefton-Green called 'Learning to Live with Datafication: Educational Case Studies and Initiatives from Around the World,' which is due to be published in 2021 by Routledge.

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Digital Education Research Group, Monash University:

Knowledge areas

Digital literacies

Data literacies


Platform studies

Personal data

Social media data

Digital cultures

Young people's digital lives

Sociocultural perspectives on literacy

Digital platforms

Software studies

Digital art

Participatory design

Creative research methods


Current projects:

2020-2022 - Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Fellowship, Materialising Data: New Methodologies for Mapping Digital Data

2020-2027 – Centre of Excellence for the Digital Child, Australia Research Council ($34.9 million) – Chief Investigator

2019-2021 – Data Smart Schools: Enhancing Digital Data Use in Secondary Schools, Australia Research Council ($352,000) – Chief Investigator. See:

2018-2020 – Data Smart: Developing Pre-Teens Personal Data Literacies, Agencia Nacional de Investigacion e Innovacion, Uruguay ($130,000AUD) –  Lead Chief Investigator. Project details:

Past projects:

2018 –Digital Literacies Digital Citizenship Pilot Program, Victorian Department of Premier and Cabinet, ($166,000) – Project Manager. See:

Data Smart: Developing Teenagers' Personal Data Literacies funded by the auDA foundation ($24,990)

Out-Teach Mobile Education Evaluation funded by Save the Children, Tasmania ($20,000).


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Data justice in education: Toward a research agenda

Luci Pangrazio, Glenn Auld, Julianne Lynch, Carly Sawatzki, Gavin Duffy, Shelley Hannigan, Jo O’Mara

(2024), pp. 1-12, Educational Philosophy and Theory, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Data Harms: The Evidence Against Education Data

L Pangrazio

(2024), Postdigital Science and Education, Berlin, Germany, C1

journal article

Critical Data Literacies Rethinking Data and Everyday Life

Luci Pangrazio, Neil Selwyn

(2023), Cambridge, Mass., A1


Digital literacies as a 'soft power' of educational governance

Luci Pangrazio, Julian Sefton-Green

(2023), pp. 196-211, World Yearbook of Education 2024 : Digitalisation of Education in the Era of Algorithms, Automation and Artificial Intelligence, London, Eng., B1

book chapter

Studying the datafication of Australian childhoods: learning from a survey of digital technologies in homes with young children

Luci Pangrazio, Jane Mavoa

(2023), pp. 1-16, Media International Australia, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Tracking technology: exploring student experiences of school datafication

Luci Pangrazio, Neil Selwyn, Bronwyn Cumbo

(2023), Vol. 53, pp. 847-862, Cambridge Journal of Education, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Googlization(s) of education: intermediary work brokering platform dependence in three national school systems

N Kerssens, T Nichols, L Pangrazio

(2023), pp. 1-14, Learning, Media and Technology, London, Eng., C1

journal article

The Critical Study of Digital Platforms and Infrastructures: Current Issues and New Agendas for Education Technology Research

C Perrotta, L Pangrazio

(2023), Vol. 31, pp. 1-20, Education Policy Analysis Archives, Tempe, AZ., C1

journal article

Learning to live well with data: concepts and challenges

Julian Sefton-Green, Luci Pangrazio

(2022), pp. 1-16, Learning to Live with Datafication Educational Case Studies and Initiatives from Across the World, London, Eng., B1

book chapter

Conclusion: learning to to live better with data

Julian Sefton-Green, Luci Pangrazio

(2022), pp. 201-208, Learning to live with Datafication: Educational Case Studies and Initiatives from Around the World, London, Eng., B1

book chapter

Data classes

Neil Selwyn, Luci Pangrazio, Bronwyn Cumbo

(2022), pp. 61-79, Learning to Live with Datafication, London, Eng., B1

book chapter


N Selwyn, L Pangrazio, B Cumbo

(2022), Vol. 70, pp. 345-361, British Journal of Educational Studies, C1

journal article

A patchwork of platforms: mapping data infrastructures in schools

L Pangrazio, N Selwyn, B Cumbo

(2022), pp. 1-16, Learning, Media and Technology, London, Eng, C1

journal article

Examining the paradoxes children experience in language and literacy learning

G Auld, J O’Mara, A Cloonan, T Delphine, A Eyers, M Nicholas, S Ohi, L Paatsch, L Pangrazio, J Quick

(2022), pp. 1-16, Australian Journal of Language and Literacy, Berlin, Germany, C1

journal article

Datafication Meets Platformization: Materializing Data Processes in Teaching and Learning

Luci Pangrazio, Amy Stornaiuolo, T Nichols, Antero Garcia, Thomas Philip

(2022), Vol. 92, pp. 257-283, Harvard Educational Review, Cambridge, Mass., C1

journal article

Learning to live with datafication

L Pangrazio, L Pangrazio, J Sefton-Green, J Sefton-Green, R Eynon, R Eynon, C Cobo, C Cobo, P Rivera Vargas, P Rivera Vargas, N Selwyn, N Selwyn, B Cumbo, B Cumbo, J Raffaghelle, J Raffaghelle, E Aguilera, E Aguilera, R de Roock, R de Roock, N Kerssens, N Kerssens, M De Haan, M De Haan, J Grosman, J Grosman, J Jacques, J Jacques, A Collard, A Collard, H Jeong, H Jeong, Y Oh, Y Oh, A Kim, A Kim, L Xiaoming, L Xiaoming, S Livingstone, S Livingstone

(2022), London, Eng., A7

edited book

Your data can go to anyone: The challenges of developing critical data literacies in children

Luciana Pangrazio, Lourdes Cardozo-Gaibisso

(2021), pp. 10-21, Critical digital literacies : boundary-crossing practices, Leiden, The Netherlands, B1

book chapter

Young people's understandings of social media data

Luciana Pangrazio, Neil Selwyn

(2021), pp. 261-276, Young People and Social Media : Contemporary Children's Digital Culture, Wilmington, Delaware, B1

book chapter

Towards a school-based 'critical data education'

L Pangrazio, N Selwyn

(2021), Vol. 29, pp. 431-448, Pedagogy, Culture and Society, C1

journal article

Digital rights, digital citizenship and digital literacy: what's the difference?

L Pangrazio, J Sefton-Green

(2021), Vol. 10, pp. 15-27, Journal of new approaches in educational research, Alicante, Spain, C1

journal article

Attending to data: Exploring the use of attendance data within the datafied school

N Selwyn, L Pangrazio, B Cumbo

(2021), Vol. 109, pp. 72-89, Research in Education, C1

journal article

El currículum argentino de Educación digital: un análisis de la dimensión "crítica" de las competencias digitales

Alejo Gonzalez Lopez, Luciana Pangrazio

(2021), Vol. 25, pp. 1-23, Práxis Educativa, Ponta Grossa, Brazil, C1

journal article

The death of the educative subject? The limits of criticality under datafication

J Sefton-Green, L Pangrazio

(2021), Educational Philosophy and Theory, C1

journal article

Old Media, New Gigs: The Discursive Construction of the Gig Economy in Australian News Media

L Pangrazio, C Bishop, F Lee

(2021), Work, Employment and Society, C1

journal article

La Preadolescencia Datificada. Pistas y lecciones aprendidas en una intervención en Uruguay y Australia

L Cardozo-Gaibisso, L Pangrazio, M Azpiroz

(2020), pp. 127-149, Educar y Aprender en la era digital: Una Mirada Desde la Investigacion, Montevideo, Uruguay, B1

book chapter

Educating on the margins: young people's insights into effective alternative education

K Reimer, L Pangrazio

(2020), Vol. 24, pp. 479-495, International journal of inclusive education, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

Teacher learning and the everyday digital

N Wood, C Beavis, A Cloonan, K Hutchison, L Pangrazio, J Sefton-Green

(2020), Vol. 47, pp. 183-197, Australian Educational Researcher, C1

journal article

What might the school of 2030 be like? An exercise in social science fiction

N Selwyn, L Pangrazio, S Nemorin, C Perrotta

(2020), Vol. 45, pp. 90-106, Learning, media and technology, London, Eng., C1

journal article

The social utility of 'data literacy'

L Pangrazio, J Sefton-Green

(2020), Vol. 45, pp. 208-220, Learning, media and technology, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

Social media platforms: New texts for the English curriculum?

Luci Pangrazio

(2020), Vol. 28, pp. 7-12, Literacy Learning: The Middle Years, Norwood, SA, C1

journal article

Beyond cybersafety: The need to develop social media literacies in pre-teens

L Pangrazio, L Gaibisso

(2020), pp. 49-63, Digital Education Review, C1

journal article

What is digital literacy? A comparative review of publications across three language contexts

L Pangrazio, A Godhe, A Ledesma

(2020), Vol. 17, pp. 442-459, E-Learning and Digital Media, C1

journal article

Beyond young people's privacy online: data literacy projects for critical data education

Luciana Pangrazio

(2020), Vol. 3, pp. 19-39, The Journal of Education, Incheon, South Korea, C1

journal article

Datos Inteligentes: Desarrollo de la Alfabetización en Estudiantes Preadolescentes sobre Redes Sociales

Luciana Pangrazio, Lourdes Cardozo Gaibisso, Maria Azpiroz

(2020), Uruguay, A6

research report/technical paper

Young people's literacies in the digital age : continuities, conflicts and contradictions

Luci Pangrazio

(2019), Abingdon, Eng., A1


Digital media in higher education

Neil Selwyn, Luci Pangrazio

(2019), pp. 1-13, International encyclopaedia of media literacy, Chichester, Eng., B1

book chapter

'Personal data literacies': A critical literacies approach to enhancing understandings of personal digital data

L Pangrazio, N Selwyn

(2019), Vol. 21, pp. 419-437, New Media and Society, C1

journal article

Technologically situated: the tacit rules of platform participation

L Pangrazio

(2019), Vol. 22, pp. 1308-1326, Journal of youth studies, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

Doing data differently? Developing personal data tactics and strategies amongst young mobile media users

N Selwyn, L Pangrazio

(2018), Vol. 5, Big Data and Society, C1

journal article


Luci Pangrazio

(2018), Vol. 11, pp. 6-22, PAGINAS DE EDUCACION, C1

journal article

"It's Not Like It's Life or Death or Whatever": Young People's Understandings of Social Media Data

L Pangrazio, N Selwyn

(2018), Vol. 4, Social Media and Society, C1

journal article

Digital me, digital us: curious, critical & creative pilot project evaluation report

C Beavis, L Pangrazio, Michelle Grossman, A Keddie, T Cinque, M Vergani, C Eveley, V Trundle, C Speldewinde

(2018), [Melbourne, Vic.], A6

research report/technical paper

Exploring provocation as a research method in the social sciences

L Pangrazio

(2017), Vol. 20, pp. 225-236, International journal of social research methodology, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

Art as digital counter practice

L Pangrazio, C Bishop

(2017), Ctheory,, C1

journal article

'My data, my bad ...' - young people's personal data understandings and (counter)practices

L Pangrazio, N Selwyn

(2017), pp. 1-5, SMS Society17 : Proceedings of the 8th International Conference of Social Media & Society, Toronto, Canada, E1


Reconceptualising critical digital literacy

L Pangrazio

(2016), Vol. 37, pp. 163-174, Discourse: studies in the cultural politics of education, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

Massive open online change? Exploring the discursive construction of the 'MOOC' in newspapers

N Selwyn, S Bulfin, L Pangrazio

(2015), Vol. 69, pp. 175-192, Higher education quarterly, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article

Making 'MOOCs': the construction of a new digital higher education within news media discourse

S Bulfin, L Pangrazio, N Selwyn

(2014), Vol. 15, pp. 290-305, International review of research in open and distributed learning, Athabasca, Canada, C1

journal article

Young people and Facebook: what are the challenges to adopting a critical engagement?

L Pangrazio

(2013), Vol. 5, pp. 34-47, Digital culture and education, Australia, C1

journal article

The Argentine digital education curriculum: an analysis of the "critical" dimension of digital skills

Alejo González López, Luci Pangrazio

(), Vol. 25, pp. 1-23, Praxis Educativa, C1-1

journal article

Funded Projects at Deakin

Australian Competitive Grants

Data-smart schools: enhancing the use of digital data in secondary schools

Prof Neil Selwyn, Prof Dragan Gasevic, Dr Michael Henderson, Dr Luci Pangrazio

ARC - Discovery Projects

  • 2021: $2,964
  • 2020: $12,805
  • 2019: $6,802

ARC Centre of Excellence for the Digital Child

Prof Susan Danby, Prof Lelia Green, A/Prof Lisa Kervin, Prof Julian Sefton-Green, Prof Leon Straker, Prof Karen Thorpe, Prof Peta Wyeth, Dr Luci Pangrazio, Prof Louise Paatsch

ARC CRE - Centres of Excellence

  • 2023: $552,447
  • 2022: $516,958
  • 2021: $503,195

Toward data justice in Australian schools

Dr Luci Pangrazio

ARC DECRA - Discovery Early Career Researcher Award

  • 2024: $60,183
  • 2023: $139,938

Other Public Sector Funding

Development and delivery of the Digital Literacy and Digital Citizenship Pilot Program

Prof Catherine Beavis, Prof Michele Grossman AM, Prof Amanda Keddie, A/Prof Toija Cinque, Dr Luci Pangrazio, A/Prof Matteo Vergani

Department of Premier and Cabinet Vic

  • 2018: $166,889

Industry and Other Funding

Data Smart: Developing Social Media Literacies in 'Pre-Teen' Students (Datos Intelligentes: Desarrollo de la alfabetizacion en estudiantes pre-adolescentes sobre redes sociales)

Dr Luci Pangrazio, Prof Catherine Beavis, Prof Neil Selwyn, Dr Micaela Reich, Ms Carolina Morquio

Universidad ORT Uruguay

  • 2020: $245
  • 2019: $16,937
  • 2018: $40,766

Other Funding Sources

ARC Centre of Excellence for the Digital Child

Prof Susan Danby, Prof Lelia Green, A/Prof Lisa Kervin, Prof Julian Sefton-Green, Prof Leon Straker, Prof Karen Thorpe, Prof Peta Wyeth, Dr Luci Pangrazio, Prof Louise Paatsch

Queensland University of Technology

  • 2024: $22,035
  • 2023: $117,886
  • 2022: $135,601
  • 2021: $82,438


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