Jennifer Stone

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Department of English
ADM 101J

(907) 786-4373


  • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin Madison


Jennifer Stone is a Professor of English at the University of Alaska Anchorage. Stone specializes in sociocultural and critical approaches to literacy studies. Her research focuses on how individuals, families, and communities accumulate literacy resources across home, community, school, workplace, civic, and affinity-based contexts. In particular, her work has examined the roles that language diversity (such as dialect, indigenous and world languages, other forms of representation, and community networks), digital literacies (such as website use and design, computer and video game play, and instant/text messaging), and popular culture (including games, music, television, and other media) play in contemporary American culture, as well as the implications of such resources for literacy teaching and learning. Her publications have appeared in a number of national and international journals and edited collections. Her current projects are focused on creating a digital history of English in Alaska; examining the roles of language, literacy, and technology in the lives of everyday Alaskans; and developing a game (UAA Spirit Quest) to support student success at UAA.

Teaching Responsibilities

  • History of the English Language
  • Linguistics & English Language Teaching
  • Research Writing
  • The Nature of Language


Stone, J.C. (2018). Kisima Inŋitchuŋa (Never Alone) as cultural survivance: The potential of video games to support Indigenous well-being. Well Played, 7 (2), 114-131.

Stone, J.C., Adams, H.B., Snoddy, T., Mack, S., Nicolet-Lloyd, H., & Davis, A.N. (2017). English studies as a site for healing: A conversation about place-based and Indigenous pedagogies in the English classroom. Journal of the Alaska Native Studies Council, 4. Retrieved from

Stone, J.C., Mock, K., & Dannenberg, D. (2017). UAA Spirit Quest: Lessons from a campus-wide game development project. In K.E.H. Caldwell, S. Seyler, A. Ochsner, & C. Steinkuehler (Eds.),  GLS Conference Proceedings 2017 (pp. 641-644). Pittsburgh, PA: Carnegie Mellon University ETC Press.

Stone, J.C. (2016). Take 2: A second look at “Rethinking the new literatures of childhood: Cultural models of gender in popular websites.” Journal of Language and Literacy Education. Retrieved from

Stone, J.C. (2016). Legacies of language ideology in Alaska. In J. Álvarez Valencia, C. Amanti, S. Keyl, & E Mackinney (eds.) Critical views on teaching and learning English around the globe: Qualitative research approaches. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

Stone, J.C., Day, J., Dym, B., Kahlenbeck, K.O., Kraft,  Z.R., Reynaga, S.V., Shearer-Ihrig, L., Waetjen, E., & Allen, S. (2016). The WoW Experience: Grounding a graduate English seminar. On the Horizon 24(1).

Stone, J.C., Kudenov, P., & Combs, T. (2014). Accumulating histories: Towards a social practice theory of medievalism in high fantasy MMORPGs. In D. Kline (ed.) Digital gaming re-imagines the Middle Ages. New York, NY: Routledge.

Stone, J.C., & Schowen, R.A. (2009). Convergence:  A framework for a “new” critical literacy. In D. Pullen & D. Cole (Eds.) Multiliteracies and technology enhanced education: Social practice and the global classroom. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Stone, J.C., & Veth, E.S. (2008). Rethinking the new literatures of childhood: Cultural models of gender in popular websites. Journal of Language and Literacy Education, 4 (2), 21-39.

Stone, J.C. (2007). Popular websites in adolescents’ out-of-school lives: Critical lessons on literacy. In M. Knobel & C. Lankshear (Eds.), A new literacies sampler (pp. 49-65). New York, NY: Peter Lang.

Stone, J.C. (2005). Textual borderlands:  Middle school students’ recontextualizations in writing children’s books. Language Arts, 83(1), 42-51.

Stone, J.C. (2005). Lessons on teaching writing from website design. New Horizons for Learning, 11(2).

Gomez, M.L., Stone, J.C., & Hobbel, N. (2004). Textual tactics of identification. Anthropology & Education Quarterly, 35(4), 391-410.

Gomez, M.L., Stone, J.C., & Kroeger, J. (2004). Conversations on teaching reading: From the point of view of point of view. English Education, 36(3), 192-213.

Stone, J.C. (2003). Unpacking the social imaginary of literacy education: A case study.  English Education, 36(1), 35-55.