Engaged Research

  • Journal articles
  • Books
  • Book chapters


Journal Articles

Bergstrom, A., Paradise, A., & Scharrer, E. (2004). Introducing second graders to media literacy. Academic Exchange Quarterly, 8 (1), 294-298.

Castañeda, M. (2003). Media literacy as a community service learning project. Communication Teacher, 17.4 (2003): 6-8.

Castañeda, M. (2009). Sí, se puede: Teaching Latina/o studies in predominantly white universities. Latino Studies Journal, 7 (2): 250-251.

Castañeda, M. (2008). Transformative learning through community engagement. Latino Studies Journal, 6: 319-326.

Cooks, L. (2007). Accounting for my teacher's body: What can I teach/what can we learn? Feminist Media Studies, 7 (3) 299-312.

Cooks, L. (2010). Can civic/community education be radical education?  Journal of Applied Composition.

Cooks, L. (2009). You are what you (don’t) eat: Food, Identity and Resistance. Text and Performance Quarterly. Special Issue on Food Studies, 29 (1).

Cooks, L., Correa, E., & Lovegrove, D. (2012). “Welcome to Holyoke”: Pride, Shame and Performance of Identity in Middle School. Text and Performance Quarterly, 32 (1).

Cooks, L., & Scharrer, E. (2006). Assessing learning in community service learning: A social approach. Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning, 13 (1), 44-55.

Cooks, L., Scharrer, E., & Castañeda Paredes, M. (2004). Rethinking learning in service learning: Toward a social approach to learning in community service learning. Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning, 10 (2), 44-56.

Cooks, L. & Warren, J. (2011). Introduction, somebodies(‘) in school. Text and Performance Quarterly, 31 (3), 211-216.

Fuentes-Bautista, M. (2014) Rethinking localism in the broadband era: A participatory community development approach. Government Information Quarterly 31 (1) 65-77.

Herakova, L., Jelaca, D., Sibii, R. & Cooks, L. (2011). Voicing silence and imagining citizenship. Communication Studies, 62 (4), 288-31.

Saxe, J. (2011) Product UG and critical visioning in communication studies. International Journal of Communication 5, 1712-1724.

Scharrer, E. (2006). “I noticed more violence:” The effects of a media literacy program on knowledge and attitudes about media violence. Journal of Mass Media Ethics, 21 (1), 70- 87.

Scharrer, E. (2002). Making a case for media literacy in the curriculum: Outcomes and assessment. Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 46 (4), 354-358.

Scharrer, E. (2009). Measuring the effects of a media literacy program on conflict and violence. Journal of Media Literacy Education, 1 (1).

Scharrer, E. (2005). Sixth graders take on television: Media literacy and critical attitudes about television violence. Communication Research Reports, 24, 325-333.

Scharrer, E., & Cooks, L. (2006). Violence, conflict, and community service-learning: Measuring impact on students and community. Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 11 (1), 71-86.

Scharrer, E., Cooks, L., & Ren, Q. (2004). A media literacy project on violence and conflict. Academic Exchange Quarterly, 8 (1), 256-260.

Scharrer, E., Paredes, M., & Cooks, L. (2003). Media literacy as a community service learning project. Communication Teacher, 17 (4), 6-8.

Scharrer, E., & Ramasubramanian, S. (2015). The role of media literacy education in influencing stereotypes of race and ethnicity. Journal of Social Issues, 71 (1), 171-185.

Scharrer, E., & Wortman-Raring, L. (2012). A media literacy curriculum on violence in the US: Studying young people’s written responses for evidence of learning. Journal of Children and Media, 6(3), 351-366.

Sekarasih, L., Walsh, K., & Scharrer, E. (2015). “Media violence is made to attract and entertain”: Responses to media literacy lessons on the effects of and institutional motives behind media violence. Journal of Media Literacy Education, 6 (3), 1-13.

Shabazz, D. and Cooks, L. (2014). The pedagogy of community service learning discourse. Journal of Community Engagement and Scholarship, 7 (1).

Walsh, K., Sekarasih, L., & Scharrer, E. (2014). Mean girls and tough boys: Children's meaning making and media literacy lessons on gender and bullying in the US. Journal of Children & Media, 8 (3), 223-239.



Butler, A. (2012). Majoring in change. New York: Peter Lang.

Butler, A. (2010). Media literacy goes to school. New York: Peter Lang.

Phillips, L. (2000). Flirting with danger: Young women's reflections on sexuality and violence. New York: New York University Press.


Book Chapters

Castañeda, M. (2011). ¡Adelante! Advancing social justice through Latina/o community media. In J. Pooley, S.C. Jansen and L. Taub (Eds.), Media and democracy: Critical media scholarship and social justice (pp. 115-130). New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Castañeda, M. (2013). The significance of U.S. Spanish-language radio. In P. M. Montilla (Ed.), Latinos and American popular culture. New York: Praeger.

Cooks, L. (2015). The construction of habitus in matters of taste and waste. In S. Boerboom (Ed.), The political language of food. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.

Cooks, L. (In preparation). Critical pedagogy, communication activism and critical intercultural communication. Chapter accepted in Ahmet, et al, Critical intercultural communication pedagogy. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.

Cooks, L. (2010). The (Critical) pedagogy of communication and the (Critical) communication of pedagogy. In D. L. Fassett & J. Warren (Eds). Sage handbook of communication and instruction (pp. 293-314). Sage Publications.

Cooks, L., & Scharrer, E. (2007). Communicating advocacy: Learning and change in the media literacy and violence prevention project. In L. Frey & K. Carragee (Eds.), Communication activism: Media and performance activism, Vol. 2 (pp. 129-154). Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press.

Cooks, L., Scharrer, E., & Morgan, M. (2006). Community service-learning, research, and the public intellectual. In K. Kecskes (Ed.), Engaging departments: Moving faculty culture from private to public, individual to collective focus for the common good (pp. 159-171). Bolton, MA: Anker Publishing.

Fuentes-Bautista, M. (2013) Redistributing the wealth of networks: Community media’s contributions to digital inclusion. In P. Baker, J. Hanson, & J. Hunsinger (Eds). The unconnected: Social justice, participation and engagement in the information society (pp. 347-382). New York: Peter Lang.

Geddes, H., & Choi, S. (2015). Media strategy and networks at the margins of global diversity governance. In Mikko Rask & Richard Worthington (Eds.), Governing biodiversity through democratic deliberation (pp. 193-211). New York: Routledge.

Phillips, L. (2009). Everyday courage and the "how" of our work. In L. Reynolds & J. Reynolds (Eds.). Dedicated to the people of Darfur: Writings on fear, risk, and hope. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press.

Saxe, J. (2013). How ‘critical’ can art pedagogy be? In K. Tavin & C. Ballengee-Morris (Eds.). Stand(ing) up, for a change: Voices of arts educators. National Association of Arts Educators.

Saxe, J. (2005). Yiddishkeit on South Beach. In A. Greenbaum (Ed.), Jews of south Florida (pp. 119-128). Hanover, NH: University Press of New England. Waltham, MA:Brandeis University Press.

Scharrer, E., Cooks, L., & Paredes, M.C. (2007). Viewing violence critically: Examining conflict in media and day-to-day life. In M.T. Christel & S. Sullivan (Eds.), Lesson plans for creating media-rich classrooms (pp. 164-172). Urbana, IL: National Council of Teachers of English.

Scharrer, E., Olson, C., Sekarasih, L., & Cadrette, R. (in press). Encouraging critical thinking about cyberbullying: Media literacy data from 6th graders. In J. Frechette & R. Williams (Eds.), Media education for a digital generation.

Scharrer, E., Sekarasih, L., & Olson, C. (in preparation, invited). Media literacy as moderator of media influence. In M. Oliver & L. Reinecke (Eds.), Handbook of media use and well-being: International perspectives on theory and research on positive media effects.