selected publications

Additional publications available on Academia.


Vasudevan, L. & DeJaynes, T. (2013). Arts, media, and justice: Multimodal explorations with youth. New York: Peter Lang.

Hill, M.L. & Vasudevan, L. (2008). Media, Learning, and Sites of Possibility. New York: Peter Lang.


Vasudevan, L., Rodriguez Kerr, K., Hibbert, M., Fernandez, E., & Park, A. (2014). Cosmopolitan Literacies of Belonging in an After-school Program With Court-Involved Youths. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy. 57(7), 538–548. [Listen to author podcast here]

Vasudevan, L. (2014). Multimodal Cosmopolitanism: Cultivating Belonging in Everyday Moments With Youth. Curriculum Inquiry, 44(1), 45-67.

Johnson, E. & Vasudevan, L. (2012). Seeing and hearing students’ lived and embodied critical literacy practices. Theory into Practice, 51(1), 34-41.

Vasudevan, L. (2011). Re-imagining pedagogies for multimodal selves. National Society for the Study of Education, Yearbook. 110(1), 88-108.

Vasudevan, L. (2011). An invitation to unknowing. Teachers College Record. 113(10), Published online, September 20, 2010. Available:

Vasudevan, L., Schultz, K., & Bateman, J. (2010). Beyond the printed page: Multimodal storytelling with urban adolescents. Written Communication, 27(4), 442-468.

Vasudevan, L., Stageman, D., Rodriguez, K., Fernandez, E., Dattatreyan, E.G. (2010). Authoring new narratives with youth at the intersection of the arts and justice. Perspectives on Urban Education, 7(1), 54-65.

Vasudevan, L. (2010). Education remixed: Digital geographies of youth. Digital Culture and Education. 2(1), 62-82.

Vasudevan, L. (2009). Performing new geographies of literacy teaching and learning. English Education. 41(4), 356-374.

Vasudevan, L. & Campano, G. (2009). The social production of adolescent risk and the promise of adolescent literacies. Review of Research in Education. 33(1), 310-353.

Vasudevan, L. (2006). Looking for Angels: Knowing adolescents by engaging with their multimodal literacy practices. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy. 50(4), 252-256.

Vasudevan, L. (2006). Making known differently: Engaging visual modalities as spaces to author new selves. E-Learning, 3(2). Available:


Vasudevan, L., DeJaynes, T., & Schmier, S. (2010). Multimodal pedagogies: Playing, teaching, and learning with adolescents’ digital literacies. In D. Alvermann (Ed.). Adolescents’ online literacies: Connecting classrooms, media, and paradigms (p. 5-25). New York: Peter Lang.

Leander, K. & Vasudevan, L. (2009). Multimodality and mobile culture. In C. Jewitt (Ed.) Handbook of multimodal analysis. (pp. 127-139). London: Routledge.

Vasudevan, L. (2008). “A picture can do things words can’t:” Transforming representations in literacy research. In J. Flood, D. Lapp, & Heath, S.B. (Eds.), Handbook of research on teaching literacy through the visual and communicative arts, volume 2. (pp. 187-194). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Schultz, K., Vasudevan, L., & Throop, R. (2007). Adolescent Literacy in a Global Society. In B. Guzzetti (Ed.), Literacy for the New Millenium: Adolescent Literacy (pp. 12-36). Portsmouth, NH: Greenwood.

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