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Dr Luci Pangrazio



Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellow


Faculty of Arts and Education


REDI Arts & Ed


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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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, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, 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

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

Towards a school-based 'critical data education'

L Pangrazio, N Selwyn

(2020), pp. 1-18, Pedagogy, Culture and Society, London, Eng., C1

journal article

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

Luci Pangrazio, Lourdes Cardozo Gaibisso

(2020), Vol. 37, pp. 49-63, Digital education review, Barcelona, Spain, C1

journal article

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

Luci Pangrazio, Anna-Lena Godhe, Alejo Gonzlez Lpez Ledesma

(2020), pp. 1-18, E-Learning and Digital Media, Thousand Oaks, CA, C1

journal article

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, Neil Selwyn

(2019), Vol. 21, pp. 419-437, New media & society, London, Eng., 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

The social utility of 'data literacy'

L Pangrazio, J Sefton-Green

(2019), pp. 1-13, Learning, media and technology, 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 & Society, Thousand Oaks, Calif., C1

journal article

What's new about 'fake news'?: Critical digital literacies in an era of fake news, post-truth and clickbait

L Pangrazio

(2018), Vol. 11, pp. 6-22, Pa?ginas de educacio?n, Montevideo, Uruguay, C1

journal article

It's not like it's life or death or whatever: young people's understandings of social media data

L Pangrazio, Neil Selwyn

(2018), Vol. 4, pp. 1-9, Social media and society, London, Eng., 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

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

  • 2020: $12,805
  • 2019: $6,802

Other Public Sector Funding

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

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

  • 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

  • 2019: $16,937
  • 2018: $40,766


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