University of Michigan Institute for Social Research
                Research Center for Group Dynamics

 

Elizabeth Birr Moje

Faculty Associate, Research Center for Group Dynamics, ISR;
Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, Professor of Education and Associate Dean, School of Education

Elizabeth Birr Moje
5200 ISR
426 Thompson Street
moje@umich.edu

Moje studies the intersection of youth literacy, culture, and identity in urban communities and secondary schools. In her community ethnography, Moje focuses particularly on the literacy, identity, and cultural practices of traditionally marginalized adolescents, whereas her in-school research (ethnographic, survey, and experimental work) includes the study of literacy as a tool for learning in academic disciplines. Two primary goals of her work are to inform the study of adolescent development and to inform school-based practices in the secondary school subject matter areas. Current funded projects include Making "Makin' It Possible (William T. Grant Foundation), Developing Scientific Literacy Through the Use of Innovative Textual Tools (National Science Foundation), and Study of Social and Cultural Influences on Adolescent Development and Motivation (NICHD/OSERS/OVAE).