Jennifer Graff


Affiliate Faculty: Interdisciplinary Qualitative Studies

Areas of Expertise

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


  • 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



  •  PhD in Curriculum and Instruction; Concentration in Children's Literature and Reading
    University of Florida, Gainesville


Awards and Accolades

Carl Glickman Faculty Fellow Award

UGA College of Education, 2017

D. Keith Osborn Excellence in Teaching Award

UGA College of Education, 2014

Finalist, Graduate School Mentoring Award, Applied and Professional Sciences

UGA Graduate School, 2014

Co-recipient Albert J. Harris Award

International Reading Association, 2011

International Research Fellow

International Jugendbibliothek München, Germany, 2011

Early Career Faculty Research Grant

Office of the Vice President for Research, 2010

Outstanding Dissertation Award

International Reading Association, 2009