Dominique McDaniel

Dominique McDaniel (she/her/hers) is an assistant professor of HeadshotEnglish Education in the Department of English at Kennesaw State University’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences. She received her Ph.D. in Educational Studies with a concentration in Teacher Education, and cognates in Literacy and English Education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2022 and is a former middle grades English/Language arts teacher in North Carolina. Dominique taught for ten years, most recently in middle grades language arts, and holds licensure certifications in Elementary Education, Middle Grades Language Arts, High School English, and Reading K-12. Dominique’s research focuses on adolescents' activism on social media, critical approaches to digital literacies, and justice-oriented teacher education. Her dissertation, #OnlineLiteraciesMatter: A multi-case study approach of Black and Brown youths' literacy practices in social media spaces was awarded the NCTE College Composition and Communication (CCC) 2023 James Berlin Memorial Outstanding Dissertation Award. Dominique's recent peer-reviewed scholarship can be found in Reading Research Quarterly, Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, Journal of Language and Literacy Education, English Journal, among other leading journals in the field. She also has published public-facing scholarly work in The Conversation, republished in the Chicago Sun-Times.

Research Interests:

  • Critical approaches to digital/multimodal literacies
  • Digital literacy practices of teens of Color
  • Teens of Color social media activism
  • Culturally Digitized Pedagogy
  • Justice-oriented teacher education; English Education