Alecia M. Magnifico

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Office: English, Hamilton Smith Hall, Durham, NH 03824
Alecia Magnifico


  • Ph.D., Educational Psychology, University of Wisconsin - Madison
  • M.S., University of Wisconsin - Madison
  • B.A., Education, Swarthmore College
  • B.A., Economics, Swarthmore College

Research Interests

  • Audiences
  • Communicative writing
  • Digital literacies
  • Qualitative research methods
  • Writing and reading instruction

Courses Taught

  • ENGL 401: First-Year Writing
  • ENGL 725: Sem in ENGL Teaching Lab
  • ENGL 726: Seminar in English Teaching
  • ENGL 789: Spec Top/
  • ENGL 914: Spc Top/In Comp & Lit
  • ENGL 918: Research Method in Composition

Selected Publications

Lammers, J., Magnifico, A. M., & Scott Curwood, J. (2017). Literate identities in fan-based online affinity spaces. In K. Mills, A. Stornaiuolo, A. Smith, & J. Pandya (Eds.), Handbook of Writing, Literacies, and Education in Digital Cultures (pp. 173-184). New York, NY: Routledge.

Smith, A., McCarthey, S., & Magnifico, A. M. (2017). Recursive feedback: Evaluative dimensions of e-learning. In B. Cope, & M. Kalantzis (Eds.), e-Learning Ecologies: Principles for New Learning and Assessment (pp. 118-142). New York, NY: Routledge.

Magnifico, A. M. (2017). Theorizing context: A design-based analysis of an online affinity space. In Researching New Literacies: Design, Theory, and Data in Sociocultural Investigation. New York, NY: Peter Lang.

Curwood, J. S., Lammers, J. C., & Magnifico, A. M. (2017). FROM RESEARCH TO PRACTICE: WRITING, TECHNOLOGY, AND ENGLISH TEACHER EDUCATION. In INNOVATIONS IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS TEACHER EDUCATION (Vol. 27, pp. 121-141). doi:10.1108/S1479-368720170000027007

Gerber, H. R., Abrams, S. S., Curwood, J. S., & Magnifico, A. M. (2016). Conducting Qualitative Research of Learning in Online Spaces. SAGE Publications.

Magnifico, A. M., Curwood, J. S., & Lammers, J. C. (2015). Words on the screen: broadening analyses of interactions among fanfiction writers and reviewers. Literacy, 49(3), 158-166. doi:10.1111/lit.12061

Fields, D. A., Magnifico, A. M., Lammers, J. C., & Curwood, J. S. (2014). DIY Media Creation. Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 58(1), 19-24. doi:10.1002/jaal.331

Curwood, J. S., Magnifico, A. M., & Lammers, J. C. (2013). Writing in the Wild: Writers’ Motivation in Fan-Based Affinity Spaces. Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 56(8), 677-685. doi:10.1002/JAAL.192

Lammers, J. C., Curwood, J. S., & Magnifico, A. M. (2012). Toward an affinity space methodology: Considerations for literacy research. ENGLISH TEACHING-PRACTICE AND CRITIQUE, 11(2), 44-58. Retrieved from

Magnifico, A. M. (2010). Writing for Whom? Cognition, Motivation, and a Writer's Audience. EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGIST, 45(3), 167-184. doi:10.1080/00461520.2010.493470

Most Cited Publications