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Jennifer Graff

  • Associate Professor, Department of Language and Literacy Education (Literacies and Children's Literature Programs)

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Contact Information

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Office Location

309L Aderhold Hall
110 Carlton Street
Athens, Georgia 30602

Affiliated Units

Areas of Expertise

  • Reading Education
  • children's and young adult literature
  • qualitative research

Research Interests

  • Sociocultural contexts of reading engagement and practices among culturally and linguistically diverse youth
  • critical analysis of children's literature
  • international and multicultural literature
  • reader response
  • qualitative research paradigms

Programs of Study


Affiliate Faculty: Interdisciplinary Qualitative Studies


Degree Concentration Institution Year
PhD Curriculum and Instruction; Concentration in Children's Literature and Reading University of Florida, Gainesville 2007

Awards and Accolades

Year Award From
2017 Carl Glickman Faculty Fellow Award UGA College of Education
2014 D. Keith Osborn Excellence in Teaching Award UGA College of Education
2014 Finalist, Graduate School Mentoring Award, Applied and Professional Sciences UGA Graduate School
2011 Co-recipient Albert J. Harris Award International Reading Association
2011 International Research Fellow International Jugendbibliothek M√ľnchen, Germany
2010 Early Career Faculty Research Grant Office of the Vice President for Research
2009 Outstanding Dissertation Award International Reading Association