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Negin Dahya

CV Assistant Professor
ndahya@uw.edu
Mary Gates Hall 015A
Phone: 206-221-6097

Specialization

  • Refugee Education and Technology
  • Digital Media and Learning
  • Gender Studies

Biography

Dr. Negin Dahya is an Assistant Professor in the area of Digital Youth at the University of Washington Information School, Seattle, WA. Her research is focused on the social and cultural contexts of how digital media and communication technology are used and produced among girls, women, people of color, immigrants, and refugees.

Her current projects are centered on how technology mediates educational practices and learning outcomes for refugee communities in refugee camps, with a current focus on mobile phones and social media applications. In addition, Dr. Dahya works locally with girls of color in Canada and USA. In this work, she explores the relationship between pedagogy, technology, and representation in media produced by young people.

Theoretically, Dr. Dahya adopts a socio-technical lens, building on theory from science and technology studies, feminist theory, anti-oppressive education and critical pedagogies, postcolonial theory, and media and culture studies; methodologically, Dr. Dahya conducts ethnographic, qualitative, and visual research.

She has published in Comparative Education, American Educational Research Journal, Learning, Media & Technology, and Diaspora, Indigenous, and Minority Education, among other journals, reports and public media.

Dr. Dahya is a co-convener for the International Network for Education in Emergencies Technology Task Team. She sits on the Program Committee for the Seattle based not-for-profit, Reel Grrls and has nearly a decade of experience as a media educator at the National Film Board of Canada. At the University of Washington, Dr. Dahya is the iSchool elected representative to the UW Graduate School Council, sits on the iSchool Informatics Program Committee, and is a Faculty Co-Advisor to the Women in Informatics (WINFO) student group.

Education

  • Ph D, Education, York University, 2014
  • M.Ed., York University, 2008
  • BA, English Literature/Psychology, University of British Columbia, 2005

Consulting and Other Projects

  • Na'ah Illahee Fund, 2016
  • GIZ Germany, USAID, World Vision International, & INEE, 2015

Publications and Contributions

  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    (En)Gendering videogame development: a feminist approach to gender, education & game studies (2017)
    Review of Education, Pedagogy & Culture, Volume 39, Issue 4, Page 367-390 Authors: Negin Dahya, Jennifer Jenson, Katrina Fong
  • Magazine/Trade Publication
  • Conference Paper
    Feminist Politics of Belonging: Participatory Culture and Youth Digital Video Production (2017)
    Annual Meeting of 4S (Society for Social Studies of Science) Authors: Negin Dahya, Mx. WE King
  • Blog post (Brookings Institute - Education Plus Development)
    How Teachers Use Mobile Phones as Education Tools in Refugee Camps (2017)
    Authors: Sarah Dryden-Peterson, Negin Dahya, Dacia Douhaibi
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Pathways to educational success among refugees: Connecting locally and globally-situated resources (2017)
    American Educational Research Journal Authors: S. Dryden-Peterson, Negin Dahya, Elizabeth Adelman
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Tracing Pathways to Higher Education for Refugees: The Role of Virtual Support Networks and Mobile Phones for Women in Refugee Camps (2017)
    Comparative Education, Volume 53, Issue 2, Page 284-301, ISBN/ISSN: 1360-0486 Authors: Negin Dahya, Sarah Dryden-Peterson
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Critical perspectives on youth digital media production: 'voice' and representation in context (2016)
    Learning, Media & Technology - Special Issue on Voice and Representation in Youth Media Production in Educational Settings: Transnational dialogues Author: Negin Dahya
  • White Paper
  • Report
    Education in Conflict and Crisis: How Can Technology Make a Difference? A Landscape Review (2016)
    Commissioned report for GIZ Germany, USAID, World Vision International. Author: Negin Dahya
  • Conference Paper
    HCI, forced migration and refugees: Collaborations across borders and fields (2016)
    CHI 2016 Development Consortium 2016: HCI Across Borders Authors: Karen Fisher, Katya Yefimova, Negin Dahya, E. Yafi, E. Belding, M. Borkert, G. Chi, A. Chib, C. Cravero, D. Diminescu, O. Farshi, K. Friedman, P. Giencke, V. Katz, P. Schmitt, N. Hoan, J. Wishnie, V. Wolf
  • Guest Editor for Special Issue of Journal
    Learning, Media & Technology Special Issue: Voice and Representation in Youth Media Production in Educational Settings: Transnational Dialogues (2016)
    Learning, Media & Technology Authors: Ines Dussel, Negin Dahya
  • Conference Paper
    (En)Gendering Videogame Design: A Feminist Intervention in Pedagogy and Practice (2015)
    Console-ing Passions: International Conference on Television, Video, Audio, New Media & Feminism Authors: Negin Dahya, J Jenson
  • Conference Paper
    (Re)making digital imaginaries with videogame development: Do-it-Yourself (DIY) disruptions to social inequity (2015)
    Authors: Negin Dahya, J Jenson
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Mis/Representations in School-Based Digital Media Production: An Ethnographic Exploration with Muslim Girls (2015)
    Diaspora, Indigenous and Minority Education, Volume 9, Issue 2, Page 108-123 Authors: Negin Dahya, Jennifer Jenson
  • Conference Paper
    Sociotechnical frameworks of digital video production: a postcolonial feminist analysis of visual media (2015)
    The Gendered Politics of Production Author: Negin Dahya
  • Conference Paper
    Sociotechnical pedagogy: an intervention to inequality with videogame production (2015)
    Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) Authors: Negin Dahya, J Jenson
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Teachers’ Conceptions of Student Engagement in Learning: The case of four urban schools. (2015)
    Alberta Journal of Educational Research, Volume 61, Issue 1, Page 1-20 Authors: K. Barkaoui, S.E. Barrett, J. Samaroo, Negin Dahya, S. Alidina
  • Conference Workshop Paper
    Youth perspectives on equity, access and information exchange in educational technology: Implications for research, practice, and policy (2015)
    Workshop, Digital Media & Learning Conference Authors: Katharine Davis, Karen Fisher, Negin Dahya, Jason Yip, Michael Eisenberg, Joanna Elizabeth Mills
  • Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
    Power Struggles: Knowledge production in a DIY news club (2014)
    DIY Citizenship: Critical Making and Social Media, Page 168-178 Authors: Jennifer Jenson, Negin Dahya, Stephanie Fisher
  • Newspaper
    Education: A Challenge to Terror (2013)
    The Globe and Mail Authors: S. Dryden-Peterson, W. Giles, Negin Dahya
  • Online publication
    Education: A Challenge to Terror (2013)
    The Globe and Mail; The Huffington Post Authors: S. Dryden-Peterson, W. Giles, Negin Dahya
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Exploring the challenges of conducting respectful research: The seen and unforeseen methodological factors within urban school research. (2013)
    Canadian Journal of Education, Volume 36, Issue 3, Page 438-457 Authors: Julia Samaroo, Negin Dahya, Shahnaaz Alidina
  • Conference Paper
    Postcolonial Feminist Theory, Digital Media and Learning: Exploring the lives of Muslim girls in one Toronto school. (2013)
    American Educational Research Association Author: Negin Dahya
  • Conference Paper
    Transnational Mentoring for Success in Post-Primary Education: A conceptual framework and mapping of practice. (2013)
    Comparative International Education Society Authors: S. Dryden-Peterson, Negin Dahya
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Valuing Production Values: A 'Do It Yourself' Media Production Club. (2013)
    Learning, Media & Technology, Volume 39, Issue 2, Page 215-228 Authors: Jennifer Jenson, Negin Dahya, Stephanie Fisher
  • Conference Paper
    Looking through Student Experiences: Unveiling the School-Community Divide. (2012)
    Proceedings of the American Educational Researcher Association 2012 Annual Conference Roundtable Discussion Author: Negin Dahya
  • Conference Paper
    Borderless Higher Education for Refugees. (2012)
    Canadian Association for Refugees and Forced Migration Studies Authors: Negin Dahya, A. Orgocka, B. Pilkington
  • Book Entry, Almanac or Encyclopedia
    Learning at Play (2012)
    Encyclopedia of the Sciences of Learning Author: Negin Dahya
  • Conference Paper
    Looking through Students’ Experiences: Using digital media to unveil complexities in the school-community divide for Muslim girls. (2012)
    Digital Media and Learning Conference Author: Negin Dahya
  • Conference Paper
    Social Age and Education: A focus group discussion with WUSC students from Dadaab (2012)
    Canadian Association for Refugees and Forced Migration Studies Authors: D. Dippo, Negin Dahya
  • Conference Paper
    Education for All: Provision of portable higher education for long-term refugees. (2011)
    UNHCR Annual Consultation with NGOs Authors: D. Dippo, Negin Dahya
  • Conference Paper
    Exploring the implications of respectful research: The seen and unforeseen methodological factors within urban school research. (2011)
    55th Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society Authors: J. Samaroo, Negin Dahya, S. Alidina
  • Conference Paper
    Future Boundaries: Actor Network Theory, posthumanism and transnational diasporas. (2011)
    Graduate Student Conference of the Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies Authors: Negin Dahya, N. El-Hadi
  • Conference Paper
    Planning for Production: Scaffolding institutional structures and their impact on youth empowerment. (2011)
    Digital Media and Learning Conference Authors: J. Jenson, Negin Dahya, S. Fisher, N. Taylor
  • Conference Paper
    Digital Naifs: Researchers’ experiences scaffolding student productions. (2010)
    ED-MEDIA World Conference on Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications Authors: J. Jenson, Negin Dahya, N. Taylor, S. Fisher
  • Conference Paper
    Implications of (De)colonizing Research Methodologies: The seen and unforeseen methodological factors within urban school research. (2010)
    Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE) Annual Conference Authors: J. Samaroo, Negin Dahya, S. Alidina
  • Conference Paper
    Teachers’ Conceptions of Student Engagement in Learning: The case of four urban schools. (2010)
    Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE) Annual Conference Authors: K. Barkaoui, S.E. Barrett, J. Samaroo, Negin Dahya, S. Alidina
  • Conference Paper
    Gameplay Dynamics: Pleasure and skill through repetition. (2009)
    Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE) Annual Conference Author: Negin Dahya
  • Conference Paper
    Learning Through Gameplay: An examination of four serious online videogames. (2009)
    8th Annual Graduate Conference in Education, New Directions: People, Passion and Pedagogy Author: Negin Dahya
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Serious Learning in Playful Roles: Socio-political games for education. (2009)
    Loading, Volume 3, Issue 4 Author: Negin Dahya
  • Conference Paper
    Remediating Education for Social Change in Ayiti: The cost of life. (2008)
    Canadian Game Studies Association Conference Author: Negin Dahya
  • Conference Paper
    "Darfur is Dying": Have you played the game yet? (2007)
    Centre for Refugee Studies Student Conference Redefining Borders Author: Negin Dahya
  • Conference Paper
    Serious games and political representation: Learning, ideology, and gameplay. (2007)
    Interacting with Immersive Worlds Author: Negin Dahya

Presentations

  • Action for Teachers of Refugees (2017)
    Carey Institute for Global Good - Web
  • Feminist perspectives on participatory culture: tools and tales in girls’ digital media production (2017)
    Child and Youth Engagement, Civic Literacies and Digital Ecologies Symposium, Brock University - St. Catharines, ON, Canada
  • The Right to Education (2017)
    Committee on Human Rights of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Symposium on Protecting the Rights of Individuals Fleeing Conflict: The Role of Scientists, Engineers, and Health Professionals - Washington, DC
  • Context, pedagogy and learning pathways: key concerns in ICT for education in conflict and crisis. (2016)
    Comparative International Education Society Annual Conference - Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • Education in Conflict and Crisis – How Can Technology Make a Difference? (2016)
    Education and forced displacement – How can technology make a difference?; Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE) webinar - online
  • Mobile Technologies & Community Networks in Refugee Education: Case Studies from Kenyan Refugee Camps (2016)
    UBC Faculty of Education, Department of Curriculum & Pedagogy Seminar - Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • Postcolonial Perspectives on YouTube Communities & Girls' Video Production: Changing Landscapes with Mobile Phones (2016)
    National Women’s Society Association Annual Conference - Montreal, QC, Canada
  • Social media and social networks in refugee education: tracing digital pathways to higher education (2016)
    Comparative International Education Society Annual Conference - Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • Context, Pedagogy and Learning Pathways: ICT for Education in Conflict and Crisis (2015)
    mEducation Alliance Symposium - Washington, D.C.
  • Digital youth: The state of affairs (invited panelist) (2015)
    Digital Media and Learning - Los Angeles, CA
  • Inequities of Digital Media Production (2015)
    Equity Connection - The Center for Communication, Difference & Equity, Department of Communications, University of Washington - Seattle, WA
  • Refugee education from the outside: influences and opportunities with/in digital media (2015)
    Refugee School Impact Grant - School's Out Washington - Seattle, WA
  • Seattle Digital Youth Think Tank 2014: Inaugural Reporting Out. (2015)
    Annual Meeting of the American Library Association - San Francisco, CA
  • Seattle Digital Youth Think Tank 2014: Overview and White Paper Directions (2015)
    Digital Youth Workshop, iConference 2015 - Newport Beach, CA
  • Digital Youth - The State of Affairs (2014)
    Annual Meeting of the Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T) 2014 - Seattle, WA
  • Inventing Equity: Fostering media production and participation in local and global contexts (2014)
    Information School, University of Washington - Seattle, WA
  • Mediating Postcoloniality: Addressing the impact of social structures on the media production of Muslim girls (2014)
    Digital Media and Learning Conference - Boston, MA
  • Transnational Mentoring: Exploring online educational support networks for refugees (2014)
    Comparative International Education Society 2014 - Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Interrupting Postcoloniality in Education: Exploring Mobile Technology and Media Literacy for Global Equity in Teaching and Learning (2013)
    Faculty of Education, University of Ontario Institute of Technology - Oshawa, ON, Canada
  • Postcolonial Feminist Theory, Digital Media and Learning: Exploring the Lives of Muslim Girls Using Technology (2013)
    Media Education Research Workshop, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto - Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Procedures and Constraints in Serious and Persuasive Online Games: Examining the existing and future development of serious videogames (2008)
    Canadian Game Studies Association Invitational Workshop - Vancouver, BC, Canada