Meryl Alper

Ph.D. Student in Communication, Research Assistant


 

Meryl Alper is a Ph.D. student in Communication at USC Annenberg.  She graduated magna cum laude from Northwestern University in 2005, double majoring in Communication Studies and History.  She also holds a certificate in Early Childhood Education from UCLA.  Prior to her graduate studies, Alper interned in the Education & Research Department at Sesame Workshop and worked as Research Manager for Nick Jr.  Her main areas of research are families’ evolving relationships with old and new technologies, transmedia and children’s learning, and the media practices of youth with disabilities.  She has a forthcoming article in New Media & Society and has also been published in the Journal of Early Childhood Literacy and Digital Culture & Education.  Her research has also been featured in Wired Magazine.

 

  • We’re collaborating with The Alchemists Transmedia Storytelling Company and Caldecott Award-winning author David Wiesner through Houghton Mifflin Harcourt publishing company in taking his...

  • In recent years, transmedia has come into the spotlight among those creating and using media and technology for children.  We believe that transmedia has the potential to be a valuable tool...