Michelle Ciccone

PhD Student

Michelle Ciccone is a PhD student and a 2022 Fellow with the Center for Advancing Research Impact in Society (ARIS). Previously she was a K-12 technology integration specialist, and she continues to build media literacy and critical digital citizenship curriculum for middle and high school grades. Michelle is the co-organizer of the 2023 and 2020 Northeast Media Literacy Conferences, is affiliated with the Media Education Lab at the University of Rhode Island, was formerly a research assistant at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, and in 2019 was awarded 3rd place in AEJMC’s Best Practices in Teaching Media Literacy competition. You can follow her on Twitter at @MMFCiccone.


critical studies of educational technology (edtech); science and technology studies; media literacy education

Courses Taught: 
  • Social Impact of Mass Media (COMM 226);
  • Writing as Communication (COMM 375)
  • Ciccone, M. (2023). “Algorithmic Literacies: K-12 Realities and Possibilities.” In M. Ito, R. Cross, K. Dinakar, & C. Odgers (Eds.), Algorithmic Rights and Protections for Children, MIT Press.
  • Ciccone, M. (2022). “Surveillance and the edtech imaginary via the mundane stuff of schooling.” In B. De Abreu (Ed.), Media Literacy, Equity and Justice, Routledge.
  • Forsler, I. & Ciccone, M. (2021). Making visible the invisible: Exploring McLuhan’s figure/ground in digital citizenship education. Explorations in Media Ecology, 20(4), 437-455.