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Davis, K. (2023). Technology’s Child: Digital Media’s Role in the Ages and Stages of Growing Up. Invited talks:

  • Pennsylvania Family Support Alliance’s Annual PA Child Abuse Prevention Sympoosium (September, 2023)
  • Bermuda National Gallery, Hamilton, Bermuda (April 13, 2023)
  • HCI Institute’s Seminar Series, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA (March 31, 2023)
  • Town Hall Seattle, Seattle, WA (March 23, 2023)
  • Gutman Library Talks, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, MA (March 20, 2023)
  • MIT Teaching Systems Lab, Cambridge, MA (March 17, 2023)
  • Human-Computer Interaction Lab (HCIL), University of Maryland, College Park, MD (March 16, 2023)
  • Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA (March 14, 2023)
  • University of Michigan’s Interactive and Social Computing (MISC) speaker series, Ann Arbor, MI (March 6, 2023)
  • Parent Education Series, Eton School, Bellevue, WA (February 8, 2023)

Davis, K. (2022, October). Taking on Goliath: Can researchers make social media better for teens? Invited talk at HX Dialogue speaker series, University of California, Irvine, California (online).

Davis, K. (2022, February). A parent’s guide to screens and kids. Invited talk at Saltus Speaks parent speaker series, Saltus Grammar School, Bermuda (online).

Davis, K. (2021, March). What kind of screen time is best for your child (and you)? Invited panelist, All in the Family: A Conversation about Media Rules, Parental Controls, and Family Media Plans — 28th webinar of the Ask the Experts series hosted by Children and Screens. [video]

[keynote] Davis, K. (2020, August). What My Little Pony can teach us about interest-driven learning. Keynote speaker, Seventh ACM Conference on Learning@Scale (online).

Davis, K. (2020, July). Supporting youth and family digital wellbeing in digital environments: Key opportunities and challenges. Invited talk at Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany (online).

Davis, K. (2020, July). Raising Good Gamers Research roundtable. Games for Change Virtual Festival (online).

Davis, K. (2020, May). Large-scale learning environments: Writers in the secret garden. Episode 12, Silver Lining for Learning series. Available at: https://silverliningforlearning.org/episode-12-large-scale-learning-environments-writers-in-the-secret-garden/

Davis, K. (2020, March). Human development in a digital world. Invited speaker at the Future of Education Series: Human Development and Psychology: The Long View. Harvard Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, MA. Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QlgoDkkxSNM

Davis, K. (2019, June). Agency and identity in networked environments: Insights from researching and designing for today’s digital youth. Inaugural lecture of the #YouthMediaLife lecture series, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria.

Davis, K. (2019, June). Designing for youth agency in a digital age. Invited speaker at Conference on Digital Youth – Growing Up in a Novel Social Space, Leibnitz University, Hannover, Germany. 

Davis, K. (2019, April). Supporting and transforming learning with networked technologies. Invited talk at Department of Library and Information Science, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany.

Davis, K. (2019, March). Insights from studying and designing for today’s digital youth. Invited talk at Leuven School for Mass Communication Research, KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium. 

Davis, K. (2019, January). The tech effect: Understanding and supporting today’s digital youth. Featured speaker at 100 Women in Finance (100WF), Hamilton, Bermuda.

Davis, K. (2018, August). The tech effect: Understanding and supporting today’s digital youth. Keynote speaker at Entel (telecommunications company), Santiago, Chile.

[keynote] Davis, K. (2018, August). The tech effect: Understanding and supporting today’s digital youth. Keynote speaker at “Seminar with Howard Gardner” event, Santiago, Chile.

Davis, K. (2018, May). The tech effect: Understanding and supporting today’s digital youth. Invited speaker at University Child Development School, Seattle, WA.

Davis, K. (2018, May). Teens and tech: Understanding and designing for today’s digital youth. Invited speaker at Facebook Headquarters, Menlo Park, CA.

[keynote] Davis, K. (2016, May). The App Generation: How today’s youth navigate identity, intimacy, and imagination in a digital world. Keynote speaker at the Healthy Youth Partnership Conference, Austin, TX.

[keynote] Davis, K. (2016, April). The App Generation: How today’s youth navigate identity, intimacy, and imagination in a digital world. Keynote speaker at the Washington State Higher Education Building Bridges Technology Conference, Spokane, WA.

Davis, K. (2016, February). From cyber safety to digital citizenship: Changing our conversations with kids. Invited speaker at University Child Development School, Seattle, WA.

Davis, K. (2015, November). The App Generation: How today’s youth navigate identity, intimacy, and imagination in a digital world. Invited speaker at Lakeside School, Seattle, WA.

Davis, K. (2015, October). The App Generation: How today’s youth navigate identity, intimacy, and imagination in a digital world. Invited speaker at 2015 Heads and Board Chairs Conference, Canadian Accredited Independent Schools (CAIS), Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Davis, K. (2015, April). The App Generation: How today’s youth navigate identity, intimacy, and imagination in a digital world. Invited speaker at Seattle Academy of Arts and Sciences, Seattle, WA.

Davis, K. (2015, April). The App Generation: How today’s youth navigate identity, intimacy, and imagination in a digital world. Invited speaker at Sungkyunkwan University’s Distinguished Lecture Series, Seoul, Korea.

Davis, K. (2015, April). The App Generation: How today’s youth navigate identity, intimacy, and imagination in a digital world. Invited speaker at Society for Women Engineers, Seattle, WA.

Davis, K. (2015, March). Sexting in the context of growing up online. Invited presentation at the Facebook Sexting Roundtable, Menlo Park, CA.

Davis, K. (2015, March). The App Generation: How today’s youth navigate identity, intimacy, and imagination in a digital world. Invited speaker at Mercer Island School District’s Parent Edge Speaker Series, Mercer Island, WA.

[keynote] Davis, K. (2015, February). The App Generation: How today’s youth navigate identity, intimacy, and imagination in a digital world. Keynote speaker at STEAM Power 2015, an educator professional development event sponsored by the Gates Foundation Visitor Center, Pacific Science Center, and EMP Museum, Seattle, WA.

Davis, K. (2015, February). The App Generation: How today’s youth navigate identity, intimacy, and imagination in a digital world. Invited speaker at University Prep, Seattle, WA.

Davis, K. (2015, January). The App Generation: How today’s youth navigate identity, intimacy, and imagination in a digital world. Invited speaker at St. Paul’s School, Concord, New Hampshire.

Davis, K. (2015, January). Exploring the role of networked technologies in learners’ developing identities. Invited Pecha Kucha talk delivered at the Cyberlearning 2015 meeting, National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.

Davis, K. (2015, January). The App Generation: How today’s youth navigate identity, intimacy, and imagination in a digital world. Invited speaker at the annual meeting of the Atlantic Conference of Independent Schools (ACIS), Halifax, Nova Scotia.

[keynote] Davis, K. (2014, December). The App Generation: How today’s youth navigate identity, intimacy, and imagination in a digital world. Keynote speaker at the 7th Annual 21st Century Learning Conference, Hong Kong, China.

[keynote] Davis, K. (2014, December). The App Generation: How today’s youth navigate identity, intimacy, and imagination in a digital world. Keynote speaker at the 2014 Early Learning STEM Institute, hosted by Thrive Washington, Seattle, WA.

Davis, K. (2014, November). The App Generation: How today’s youth navigate identity, intimacy, and imagination in a digital world. Guest speaker at Glenbard School District’s Parent Series, Navigating Healthy Families, Glen Ellyn, IL.

Davis, K. (2014, October). The human brain and social media: How are individuals changing? Invited speaker at Cattolica del Sacro Cuore University, Milan, Italy.

Gardner, H. & Davis, K. (2014, July). The App Generation: How today’s youth navigate identity, intimacy, and imagination in a digital world. Invited plenary talk at the Project Zero Classroom, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, MA.

Davis, K. (2014, June). The App Generation. Featured speaker at TEDSalon Berlin: Bits of Knowledge, Berlin, Germany.

Davis, K. (2014, June). The App Generation: How today’s youth navigate identity, intimacy, and imagination in a digital world. Invited speaker at Microsoft Research’s Visiting Speaker Series, Redmond, WA. [video]

Davis, K. (2014, April). The App Generation: How today’s youth navigate identity, intimacy, and imagination in a digital world. Invited talk at Town Hall Seattle, Seattle, WA. [video]

Davis, K. (2014, February). The App Generation: How today’s youth navigate identity, intimacy, and imagination in a digital world. Invited speaker at the Annenberg Public Policy Center’s Speaker Series 2013-2014, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.

Davis, K. (2014, February). The App Generation: How today’s youth navigate identity, intimacy, and imagination in a digital world. Featured speaker at the Learning & the Brain Conference, San Francisco, CA.

Gardner, H. & Davis, K. (2013, December). The App Generation. Invited speaker at the 92nd Street Y Lectures & Readings series, 92nd Street Y, New York, NY. [video]

Gardner, H. & Davis, K. (2013, November). The App Generation. Invited speaker at the Cambridge Forum public lecture series, Cambridge, MA.

Gardner, H. & Davis, K. (2013, October). Askwith Forum: The App Generation. Invited speaker at the Askwith Forum public lecture series, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, MA. [video]

Barnes, J., Davis, K., Donlin, M., Newell, B., & Jury, C. (2013, September). Bullying: How does it start and how do we stop it? Invited panelist at the Issues That Matter public forum sponsored by Sno-Isle Libraries, Lake Stevens, WA.

Davis, K. (2013, June). Today’s digital youth: Growing up in a hyper-connected, multi-tasking, media-rich world. Invited workshop presentation at the Upward Bound Summer Program Orientation, University of Washington, Seattle, WA.

Davis, K. (2013, May). GoodPlay online: Exploring digital ethics and new media literacies. Invited talk at the Roots of Empathy Research Symposium, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Davis, K. (2013, April). Leveraging new media technologies to make learning more engaging. Invited talk at the fifth annual DUB Retreat (UW’s inter-departmental Human-Computer Interaction and Design research group), University of Washington, Seattle, WA.

Davis, K. (2012, December). The space between generations: What’s different about today’s digital youth? Featured speaker at TEDx South Lake Union Women, hosted by Microsoft Women of Research, UW Women in Informatics, and Women in Bio Seattle Metro, Seattle, WA.

40. Davis, K., Slovak, P., Landesman, R., Pitt, C., Ghajar, A., & Schleider, J. (September 21, 2023).Supporting teens’ intentional social media use through an in-the-moment intervention.Poster presentation, Digital Media and Developing Minds International Scientific Congress, Washington, DC.

39. Subramaniam, M., Braun, L., Harsha, S., Huggins, H., Steinkuhler, J., Coward, C., Davis, K., Hoffman, K. M., Landesman, R., & Wedlake, S. (July, 2022). Connected learning: The essential mindset to serve rural youth in America. Roundtable presentation, annual Connected Learning Summit (CLS ’22), conference held online.

38. Landesman, R., Coward, C., & Davis, K. (July, 2022). Promoting public libraries as centers of youth civic engagement. Showcase presentation, annual Connected Learning Summit (CLS ’22), conference held online.

37. Davis, K. (April, 2020). Youth agency in a digital age. In B. Zizek (Chair), Digital socialization: Growing up in a novel social space. Paper symposium, annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), San Francisco, CA. http://tinyurl.com/u93m3g3(Conference Canceled)

36. Davis, K., Bell, A., Pitt, C., & Hock, A. (April, 2020). So you’ve earned a badge, now what? Supporting students’ digital badge literacy. In D.T. Hickey (Chair), From badges to bridges: How digital micro-credentials support collaboration, partnership, and learning across contexts. Paper symposium, annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), San Francisco, CA. http://tinyurl.com/t5xud9w(Conference Canceled)

35. Bell, A., Pitt, C., Hock, A., & Davis, K. (April, 2020). Digital badges and soft skill development: Teen self-assessment beyond STEM contexts. In D. Chin (Chair), Transfer for learning outside the classroom: Informal contexts to examine STEM learning skills and strategies. Structure poster session, annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), San Francisco, CA. http://tinyurl.com/y6qc8nmk(Conference Canceled)

34. Pitt, C., Bell, A., & Davis, K. (2018, April). Empowering youth co-designers to promote student adoption of a digital badge system. In G. Tierney (Chair), Youth co-design: The possibilities, affordances, and challenges of including youth in educational design. Paper symposium conducted at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), New York, NY.

33. Scaff, L., Subramaniam, M., Hoffman. K.H., Kawas, S., & Davis, K. (2017, June). Promoting equity and access in public libraries’ computer-supported youth programming. Poster presentation at the 12th International Conference on Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL), Philadelphia, PA.

32. Aragon, C., Davis, K., Campbell, J., Evans, S.A., Evans, A.C., & Randall, D.P. (2016, October). Documenting distributed learning in online fanfiction communities. In E.C. Weinstein & D. Patton (Chairs), Digital posts as data: Opportunities, puzzles, and methodological considerations of studying youth’s digital communications. Paper symposium conducted at the 2016 Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) Special Topic Meeting – Technology and Media in Children’s Development, Irvine, CA.

31. Davis, K., Subramaniam, M. Hoffman, K., Kawas, S., & Scaff, L. (2016, October). Connected learning in public libraries: What’s it going to take to turn every library into a connected learning library? Presentation given at the annual meeting of the Digital Media and Learning Conference, University of California, Irvine, CA.

30. Davis, K. & Bell, A. (2016, June). Co-designing a digital badge system: Supporting learners’ science identities through participatory design. In P. Bell (Chair), Researchers and practitioners co-designing for expansive science learning and educational equity. Paper symposium conducted at the 12th International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS), Singapore.

29. Davis, K. & Bell, A. (2016, April). Designing digital badges with and for users: A collaborative design approach. In T. Horstman, C. Gamrat, & K. Davis (Chairs), Democratizing learning through digital badges: Theoretical and analytical frameworks to advance design and research. Structured poster session conducted at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Washington, DC.

28. Evans, S.A., Campbell, J., Davis, K., Evans, A.C., Randall, D.P., and Aragon, C. (2015, November). Writing within community: How mentoring works in online fan fiction. Paper presented at the annual Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) Young Adult Services Symposium, Portland, Oregon.

27. Davis, K., Campbell, J., Evans, A.C., Randall, D.P., Evans, S.A., and Aragon, C. (2015, June). Distributed mentoring in online fan fiction communities: Promoting equity, access, and openness in learning. Panel presentation conducted at the annual meeting of the Digital Media and Learning (DML) Conference, Los Angeles, CA. [25% acceptance rate]

26. Davis, K., Fisher, K., Dahya, N., Yip, J., & Mills, J.E. (2015, June). Youth perspectives on equity, access, and information exchange in educational technology: Implications for research, practice, and policy. Workshop conducted at the annual meeting of the Digital Media and Learning (DML) Conference, Los Angeles, CA. [25% acceptance rate]

25. Fisher, K., Eisenberg, M., Yip, J., Dahya, N., Mills, J.E., & Davis, K. (2014, November). Co-designing with the app generation: Findings and collaboration opportunities for research, design, and policy around digital youth. Panel presentation conducted at the annual meeting of the Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T), Seattle, WA.

24. Fullerton, S., Menking, A., Lee, C., & Davis, K. (2014, April). Stakeholders’ perceptions of the opportunities, challenges, and value of digital badges in education. In K. Davis (Chair), Innovating education practice through digital badges: Recent research, current practices, and future directions. Paper symposium conducted at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Philadelphia, PA.

23. Davis, K. & Crowther, G.J. (2014, April). Sing about science: Leveraging the power of music to improve science education. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Philadelphia, PA.

22. DiBartolomeo, D.J., Clark, Z., & Davis, K. (2014, April). Assessing change in adolescents’ art-making over time: A methodology. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Philadelphia, PA.

21. Mills, K.A. (Chair), Reynolds, R., Wolf, J., Duncan, S., Sanders, A., Abrams, S., Gerber, H.R., & Davis, K. (Discussant) (2014, April). Literacy, expertise, and experience in gaming. Paper symposium conducted at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Philadelphia, PA.

20. Davis, K., Fullerton, S., Menking, A., & Lee, C. (2014, March). Connecting learning with digital badges: Exploring the formal and informal learning experiences of youth from non-dominant backgrounds. Presentation given at the annual meeting of the Digital Media and Learning (DML) Conference, Boston, MA. [30% acceptance rate]

19. Juncker, B., Balling, G., Martens, M., Anderson, T., Dresang, E.T., Fisher, K.E., & Davis, K. (2014, March). Digital youth: Towards a new multidisciplinary research network. Workshop conducted at the iConference, Berlin, Germany.

18. Parker, J., Davis, K., Stornaiuolo, A., & Mencher, R. (2013, July). Theory with practice: Teachers’ perspectives on and experiences with digital media and media literacy education. Panel discussion conducted at the annual meeting of the National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE), Torrance, CA.

17. Davis, K. (2013, May). The identities of today’s digital youth: Coherent or fragmented? Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Research on Identity Formation (SRIF), Saint Paul, MN.

16. Yang, C. (Chair), Brown, B.B. (Chair), Manago, A., Nguyen, J., & Davis, K. (Discussant) (2013, May). Identity development in the digital age: Identity work on social networking sites. Paper symposium conducted at the annual meeting of the Society for Research on Identity Formation (SRIF), Saint Paul, MN.

15. DiSalvo, B., Reich, J.F., Chen, M., Gaskins, N.R., & Davis, K. (Discussant) (2013, April). Understanding inequalities in digital media and learning. Session conducted at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), San Francisco, CA.

14. Fisher, K.E., Davis, K., Wardere, H., Fawcett, P., Peterson Bishop, A., & Dresang, E.T. (2013, March). Teen Design Days: Promoting youth civic engagement through design thinking. Workshop conducted at the annual meeting of the Digital Media and Learning (DML) Conference, Chicago, IL. [30% acceptance rate]

13. Fisher, K.E., Dresang, E.T., Davis, K., Druin, A., & Yardi, S. (2013, February). Digital youth workshop: Calling all designers, researchers, and policymakers. Workshop conducted at the iConference, Fort Worth, TX.

12. Davis, K. (2012, April). Building community online: Opportunities, challenges, and the role of schools. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

11. Davis, K. (2012, March). Young people’s digital lives: The impact of digital media use and interpersonal relationships on adolescents’ sense of identity. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence (SRA), Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

10. Davis, K. (2011, April). Promoting digital citizenship in the middle school classroom: Teachers’ messages about responsible conduct online. Paper presented in a roundtable session at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), New Orleans, LA.

9. Davis, K. (2011, March). Adolescents’ digital media use: Strengthening friendships at the expense of mother-child relations? Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Child Development (SRCD), Montreal, Canada.

8. Davis, K. (Chair), James, C., Katz, S.L., Parker, J., & Herr-Stevenson, B. (2011, March). Opportunities and obstacles to youth empowerment online. Session conducted at the second annual meeting of the Digital Media and Learning (DML) Conference, Long Beach, CA.

7. Davis, K. (2010, May). Youth’s conceptions of trust: Implications for civic life and opportunities for intervention. Paper presented in a roundtable session at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Denver, CO.

6. Davis, K. (2010, March). Adolescents’ online interactions: Creating intimacy or fragmenting friendships? Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence (SRA), Philadelphia, PA.

5. Davis, K. (Chair), Panganiban, R., Katz, S. (2010, February). Meeting of minds: Cross-generational dialogue on the ethics of digital life. Session conducted at the first annual meeting of the Digital Media and Learning (DML) Conference, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA.

4. Gilbert, S. (Chair), Davis, K., & Reich, J. (2010, February). Ensuring excellence and equity in the design and implementation of new media literacy curricula. Session conducted at the first annual meeting of the Digital Media and Learning (DML) Conference, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA.

3. Davis, K. (2009, March). Me, myself, and my blog: Girls’ self-expressions on LiveJournal. Paper presented at the 5th Symposium on Gender and ICT, Bremen, Germany.

2. Davis, K. (2008, August). A conceptual framework of trust. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association (APA), Boston, MA.

1. Davis, K. (2007, November). Young people’s conceptions of trust and trustworthiness. Symposium conducted at the annual meeting of the Association for Moral Education (AME), New York University, New York.

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3. Davis, K. (2023). Technology’s child: Digital media’s role in the ages and stages of growing up. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

2. Aragon, C. &  Davis, K. (2019). Writers in the secret garden: Fanfiction, youth, and new forms of mentoring. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

1. Gardner, H. & Davis, K. (2013). The App Generation: How today’s youth navigate identity, intimacy, and imagination in a digital world. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press.

29. Subramaniam, M., Hoffman, K.M., Pitt, C., & Davis, K. (2021). Using the design-based implementation research method to designa connected learning toolkit for youth-serving public library staff. Library & Information Science Research, 43(1). [pdf]

28. Kawas, S., Chase, S.K., Yip, J., Lawler, J.J., & Davis, K. (2019). Sparking interest: A design framework for mobile technologies to promote children’s interest in nature. International Journal of Child-Computer Interaction. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijcci.2019.01.003. [pdf]

27. Pitt, C., Bell, A., Strickman, R., & Davis, K. (2019). Supporting learners’ STEM-oriented learning pathways with digital badges. Information and Learning Sciences. [pdf]

26. Ward, S.J., Price, R.M., Davis, K., & Crowther, G.J. (2018). Songwriting to learn: How high school science fair participants use music to communicate personally relevant scientific concepts. International Journal of Science Education, 8(4), 307-324. [pdf]

25. Davis, K., Sridharan, H., Koepke, L., Singh, S., & Boiko, R. (2018). Learning and engagement in a gamified course: Investigating the effects of student characteristics. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 34 (5), 492-503. [pdf]

24. Subramaniam, M., Scaff, L., Kawas, S., Hoffman, K.M., & Davis, K. (2018). Using technology to support equity and inclusion in youth library programming: Current practices and future opportunities. The Library Quarterly, 88 (4), 1-17. [pdf]

23. Davis, K., Boss, J., & Meas, P. (2018). Playing in the virtual sandbox: Students’ collaborative practices in Minecraft. International Journal of Game-Based Learning, 8 (3), 56-76. [pdf]

22. James, C., Davis, K., Charmaraman, L., Konrath, S., Slovak, P., Weinstein, E., & Yarosh, L. (2017). Digital life and youth well-being, social-connectedness, empathy, and narcissism. Pediatrics, 140 (S2), S71-S75. [pdf]

21. Kim, A.S. & Davis, K. (2017). Tweens’ perspectives on their parents’ media-related attitudes and rules: An exploratory study in the US. Journal of Children and Media, 11 (3), 358-366. [pdf]

20. Davis, K., Ambrose, A., & Orand, M. (2017). Identity and agency in school and afterschool settings: Investigating digital media’s supporting role. Digital Culture & Education, 9 (1), 31-47. [pdf]

19. Davis, K. & Koepke, L. (2016). Risk and protective factors associated with cyberbullying: Are relationships or rules more protective? Learning, Media and Technology, 41 (4), 521-545. [pdf]

18. Crowther, G.J., McFadden, T., Fleming, J.S., & Davis, K. (2016). Leveraging the power of music to improve science education. International Journal of Science Education, 38 (1), 73-95. [pdf]

17. Davis, K. & Fullerton, S. (2016). Connected learning in and after school: Exploring technology’s role in the diverse learning experiences of high school students. The Information Society, 32 (2), 98-116. [pdf]

16. Crowther, G.J., Davis, K., Jenkins, L.D., & Breckler, J.L. (2015). Integration of math jingles into physiology courses. Journal of Mathematics Education, 8 (2), 56-73. [pdf]

15. Davis, K. & Singh, S. (2015). Digital badges in afterschool learning: Documenting the perspectives and experiences of students and educators. Computers & Education, 88, 72-83. [pdf]

14. DiBartolomeo, D.J., Clark, Z., & Davis, K. (2015). A new method for analyzing data from visual artworks. Visitor Studies, 18 (1), 103-120. [pdf]

13. Davis, K., Randall, D.P., Ambrose, A., & Orand, M. (2015). “I was bullied too”: Stories of bullying and coping in an online community. Information, Communication, and Society, 18 (4), 357-375. [pdf]

12. Davis, K., Reich, J., & James, C. (2014). The changing landscape of peer aggression: A literature review on cyberbullying and interventions. Journal of Youth Development, 9 (1), 130-142. [pdf]

11. Weinstein, E.C., Clark, Z., DiBartolomeo, D., & Davis, K. (2014). A decline in creativity? It depends on the domain. Creativity Research Journal, 26 (2), 174-184. [pdf]

10. Davis, K. (2013). Young people’s digital lives: The impact of interpersonal relationships and digital media use on adolescents’ sense of identity. Computers in Human Behavior, 29, 2281-2293. [pdf]

9. Crowther, G.J. & Davis, K. (2013). “Amino Acid Jazz”: Amplifying biochemistry concepts with content-rich music. Journal of Chemical Education, 90(11), 1479-1483. [pdf]

8. Davis, K. & James, C. (2013). Tweens’ conceptions of privacy online: Implications for educators. Learning, Media and Technology, 38 (1), 4-25. [pdf]

7. Davis, K. (2012). Friendship 2.0: Adolescents’ experiences of belonging and self-disclosure online. Journal of Adolescence, 35 (6), 1527-1536. [pdf]

6. Davis, K. (2012). Tensions of identity in a networked era: Young people’s perspectives on the risks and rewards of online self-expression. New Media & Society, 14 (4), 634-651. [pdf]

5. Davis, K. & Gardner, H. (2012). Five minds our children deserve: Why they’re needed, how to nurture them. Journal of Educational Controversy, 6 (1), Article 10, 1-9. [pdf]

4. Davis, K. (2011). A life in bits and bytes: A portrait of a college student and her life with digital media. Teachers College Record, 113 (9), 1960-1982. [pdf]

3. Davis, K. (2010). Coming of age online: The developmental underpinnings of girls’ blogs. Journal of Adolescent Research, 25 (1), 145-171. [pdf]

2. Davis, K., Katz, S.L., Santo, R., & James, C. (2010). Fostering cross-generational dialogues about the ethics of online life. Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2 (2), 124-150. [pdf]

1. Davis, K. (2009). Adolescent friendships on LiveJournal. Rocky Mountain Communication Review, 6 (1), 47-50.

23. Davis, K., Slovak, P., Landesman, R., Pitt, C., Ghajar, A., Schleider, J.L., Kawas, S., Perez Portillo, A..G., & Kuhn, N.S. (2023). Supporting teens’ intentional social media use through interaction design: An exploratory proof-of-concept study. Proceedings of the ACM SIGCHI Conference on Interaction Design and Children (IDC ’23). New York: ACM Press. [29% acceptance rate] [pdf]

22. Dauden Roquet, C., Theofanopoulou, N., Freeman, J.L., Schleider, J.L., Gross, J.J., Davis, K., Townsend, E., & Slovak, P. (2022). Exploring situated and embodied support for youth’s mental health: Design opportunities for interactive tangible devices. Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’22). New York: ACM Press. [26.1% acceptance rate] [pdf] [best paper honorable mention]

21. Kawas, S., Kuhn, N.S., Sorstokke, K., Bascom, E.E., Hiniker, A., & Davis, K. (2021). When screen time isn’t screen time: Tensions and needs between tweens and their parents during nature-based exploration. Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’21). New York: ACM Press. [26.3% acceptance rate] [pdf]

20. Pitt, C., Bell, A., Boyd, B.S., Demmel, N., & Davis, K. (2021). Connected learning, collapsed contexts: Examining teens’ sociotechnical ecosystems through the lens of digital badges. Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’21). New York: ACM Press. [26.3% acceptance rate] [pdf]

19. Pitt, C., Hock, A., Zelnick, L., & Davis, K. (2021). The kids are / not / sort of all right: Technology’s complex role in teen wellbeing during COVID-19. Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’21). New York: ACM Press. [26.3% acceptance rate] [pdf]

18. Kawas S., Kuhn, N.S., Tari, M., Hiniker, A., & Davis, K. (2020). “Otter this world”: Can a mobile application promote children’s connectedness to nature? Proceedings of the ACM SIGCHI Conference on Interaction Design and Children (IDC ’20). New York: ACM Press. [31% acceptance rate] [pdf]

17. Kawas, S., Sherry-Wagner, J., Kuhn, N.S., Chase, S.K., Bentley, B., Lawler, J.J., & Davis, K. (2020). NatureCollections: Can a mobile application trigger children’s interest in nature? Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer Supported Education (CSEDU ’20). [pdf] [best paper nomination]

16. Evans, A.C., Davis, K. & Wobbrock, J.O. (2019). Adaptive support for collaboration on tabletop computers. Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL ’19), vol. 1, pp. 176-183. Lyon, France (June 17-21, 2019): International Society of the Learning Sciences. [pdf]

15. Davis, K., Dinhopl, A., & Hiniker, A. (2019). “Everything’s the phone”: Understanding the phone’s supercharged role in parent-teen relationships. Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’19). New York: ACM Press. [23.8% acceptance rate] [pdf]

14. Tran, J., Yang, K., Davis, K. & Hiniker, A. (2019). Modeling the engagement-disengagement cycle of compulsive phone use. Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’19). New York: ACM Press. [23.8% acceptance rate] [pdf]

13. Pitt, C., Bell, A., Onofre, E., & Davis, K. (2019). A badge, not a barrier: Designing for—and throughout—digital badge implementation. Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’19). New York: ACM Press. [23.8% acceptance rate] [pdf]

12. Davis, K., Pitt, C., Bell, A., & Kim, A. (2018). Using digital badges to promote student agency and identity in science learning. Proceedings of the Connected Learning Summit (CLS ’18), 36-46. Pittsburgh, PA: Carnegie Mellon ETC Press. [pdf]

11. Davis, K., Subramaniam, M., Hoffman, K.M., & Romeijn-Stout, E.L. (2018). Technology use in rural and urban public libraries: Implications for connected learning in youth programming. Proceedings of the Connected Learning Summit (CLS ’18), 47-56. Pittsburgh, PA: Carnegie Mellon ETC Press. [pdf]

10. Ko, A.J., Hwa, L., Davis, K., & Yip, J. (2018). Informal mentoring of adolescents about computing: Relationships, roles, qualities, and impact. Proceedings of the ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE). New York: ACM Press. [pdf]

9. Ko, A. & Davis, K. (2017). Computing mentorship in a software boomtown: Relationships to adolescent interest and beliefs. Proceedings of the ACM International Computing Education Research Conference (ICER ’17).  New York: ACM Press. [~10% acceptance rate] [pdf]

8. Pitt, C. & Davis, K. (2017). Designing together?: Group dynamics in participatory digital badge design with teens. Proceedings of the ACM SIGCHI Conference on Interaction Design and Children (IDC ’17). New York: ACM Press. [21% acceptance rate] [pdf]

7. Evans, A.C., Davis, K., Fogarty, J. & Wobbrock, J.O. (2017). Group Touch: Distinguishing tabletop users in group settings via statistical modeling of touch pairs. Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’17), 35-47. New York: ACM Press. [25% acceptance rate] [pdf]

6. Yin, K., Aragon, C., Evans, S. & Davis, K. (2017). Where no one has gone before: A meta-dataset of the world’s largest fanfiction repository. Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’17), 6106-6110. New York: ACM Press. [25% acceptance rate] [pdf]

5. Evans, S.A., Davis, K., Evans, A.C, Campbell, J., Randall, D.P., Yin, K., & Aragon, C. (2017). More than peer production: Fanfiction communities as sites of distributed mentoring. Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW ’17), 259-272. New York: ACM Press. [34% acceptance rate] [pdf]

4. Bell, A., & Davis, K. (2016). Learning through participatory design: Designing digital badges for and with teens. Proceedings of the ACM SIGCHI Conference on Interaction Design and Children (IDC ’16). New York: ACM Press. [47% acceptance rate] [pdf]

3. Campbell, J., Aragon, C., Davis, K., Evans, S.A., Evans, A.C, & Randall, D.P. (2016). Thousands of positive reviews: Distributed mentoring in online fan communities. Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW ’16), 691-704. New York: ACM Press. [25% acceptance rate] [pdf]

2. Evans, A.C., Wobbrock, J.O., & Davis, K. (2016). Understanding collaboration patterns on an interactive tabletop in a classroom setting. Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW ’16), 860-871. New York: ACM Press. [25% acceptance rate] [pdf]

1. Davis, K. & Klein, E. (2015). Investigating high school students’ perceptions of digital badges in afterschool learning. Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ‘15), 4043-4046. New York: ACM Press. [23% acceptance rate] [pdf]

13. Weinstein, E., James, C. & Davis, K. (under revision). Digital well-being and HX: ‘The grind’ as a new frame and co-design as a key method. In M. Ito & C. James (Eds.), HX Essay Collection. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. [peer-reviewed]

12. Davis, K. & Weinstein, E. (2017). Identity development in the digital age: An Eriksonian perspective. In M.F. Wright (Ed.), Identity, sexuality, and relationships among emerging adults in the digital age (pp. 1-17). Hershey, PA: IGI Global. [pdf] [peer-reviewed]

11. Klein, E. & Davis, K. (2016). Designing digital badges for an informal STEM learning environment. In L.Y. Muilenburg & Z.L. Berge (Eds.), Digital badges in education: Trends, issues, and cases (pp. 145-155). New York: Routledge.

10. Weinstein, E. & Davis, K. (2015). Connecting ‘round the clock: Mobile phones and adolescents’ experiences of intimacy. In Z. Yan (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Mobile Phone Behavior (Volumes 1, 2, and 3) (pp. 937-946). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

9. Davis, K. (2014). Youth identities in a digital age: The anchoring role of friends in youth’s approaches to online identity expression. In A. Bennett and B. Robards (Eds.), Mediated youth cultures: The internet, belonging, and new cultural configurations. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

8. Davis, K. (2012). Adolescent learners’ characteristics. In N.M. Seel (Ed.) Encyclopedia of the Sciences of Learning (pp. 134-136). Heidelberg, Germany: Springer-Verlag.

7. Davis, K. (2012). Adult learners’ characteristics. In N.M. Seel (Ed.) Encyclopedia of the Sciences of Learning (pp. 136-138). Heidelberg, Germany: Springer-Verlag.

6. Davis, K., Ryan, J., James, C., Rundle, M. & Gardner, H. (2012). I’ll pay attention when I’m older: Generational differences in trust. In Kramer (Ed.), Restoring trust (pp. 47-67). New York: Oxford University Press.

5. Rundle, M., James, C., Davis, K., Ryan, J., Francis, J. M. & Gardner, H. (2012). My trust needs to be earned, or I don’t give it: Youth’s mental models of trust. In R. Kramer (Ed.), Restoring trust (pp. 25-45). New York: Oxford University Press.

4. Davis, K., Christodoulou, J., Seider, S., & Gardner, H. (2011). The theory of multiple intelligences. In R.J. Sternberg & S.B. Kaufman (Eds.), Cambridge Handbook of Intelligence (pp. 485-503). Cambridge, UK; New York: Cambridge University Press.

3. Davis, K. & Gardner, H. (2010). Trust: Its conceptualization by scholars, its status with young persons. In R.A. Couto (Ed.), Political and civic leadership: A reference handbook, volume 2 (pp. 602-610). Washington, D.C.: Sage Publications. [pdf]

2. Davis, K. (2010). The pedagogy of GoodWork: Strategies of engagement. In H. Gardner (Ed.), GoodWork: Theory and practice (pp. 257-269). Cambridge, MA: Harvard University, Project Zero.

1. Seider, S., Davis, K., & Gardner, H. (2009). Morality, ethics and good work: Young people’s respectful and ethical minds. In D. Ambrose & T. Cross (Eds.), Morality, ethics and gifted minds (pp. 209-222). New York: Springer. [pdf]

31. Davis, K. (April 25, 2023). Technology’s Child: Five Key Insights. The Next Big Idea Club. Available at: https://nextbigideaclub.com/magazine/technologys-child-digital-medias-role-ages-stages-growing-bookbite/42070/

30. Davis, K. (March 20, 2023). Technology’s Child: Making the complex more concrete for research on kids and tech. Connected Learning Alliance. Available at: https://clalliance.org/blog/technologys-child-making-the-complex-more-concrete-for-research-on-kids-and-tech/

29. Davis, K. (December 14, 2022). ConnectedLib Toolkit 2.0: Bringing connected learning to small and rural libraries. Connected Learning Alliance. Available at: https://clalliance.org/blog/connectedlib-toolkit-2-0-bringing-connected-learning-to-small-and-rural-libraries/

28. Davis, K. & Subramaniam, M. (2022). Introduction to special issue—Beyond digital youth: Understanding, supporting, and designing for young people’s digital experiences. Information & Learning Sciences, 123 (7/8), 317-329.

27. Davis, K. & Ochoa, X. (2022). L@S 2022 Chairs’ Welcome. In Proceedings of the 9th ACM Conference on Learning@Scale (pp.III-V).

26. Davis, K. (May 26, 2021). Should lecturers be trained to deal with shortening attention spans? THE Campus, Times Higher Education [Opinion]. Available at: https://www.timeshighereducation.com/campus/should-lecturers-be-trained-deal-shortening-attention-spans

25. Davis, K. & Gardner, H. (November 9, 2020). The ‘App Generation’ meets the pandemic. The Seattle Times [Opinion]. Available at: https://www.seattletimes.com/opinion/the-app-generation-meets-the-pandemic/

24. Davis, K., Charmaraman, L., & Weinstein, E. (2020). Introduction to Special Issue: Adolescent and Emerging Adult Development in an Age of Social Media. Journal of Adolescent Research35(1), 3-15.

23. Elsayed, Y. & Davis, K. (May 1, 2019). Participatory politics in an age of crisis — part 1 and part 2. Confessions of an Aca-Fan: The Official Weblog of Henry Jenkins. 

22. Davis, K. (April 2, 2019). How disparities in wealth affect Gen Z’s experiences with technology. Understanding Gen Z Special Projects Report, Pacific Standard. Available at: https://psmag.com/author/katie-davis

21. Davis, K. (April 1, 2019). Announcing the ConnectedLib Toolkit for youth-serving library professionals and professionals-in-training. Connected Learning Alliance Blog. Available at: https://clalliance.org/blog/announcing-the-connectedlib-toolkit-for-youth-serving-library-professionals-and-professionals-in-training/

20. Fellows, M., Davis, K., and Russell-Sauve, C. (2018). Learning and leading: An evaluation of the digital skills for digital librarians project. Seattle: Technology & Social Change Group, University of Washington Information School. Available at:  https://tascha.uw.edu/publications/learning-and-leading-an-evaluation-of-the-digital-skills-for-digital-librarians-project/

19. Davis, K., Weinstein, E., & Gardner, H. (2017). In defense of complexity: Beware of simplistic narratives about teens and technology. Medium. Available at: https://medium.com/@kedavis/in-defense-of-complexity-beware-of-simplistic-narratives-about-teens-and-technology-f9a7cb59176

18. Hoffman, K. M., Subramaniam, M., Kawas, S., Scaff, L., & Davis, K. (2016). Connected libraries: Surveying the current landscape and charting a path to the future. College Park, MD; Seattle, WA: The ConnectedLib Project. Available for download at: http://connectedlib.ischool.uw.edu/connected-learning-in-libraries

17. Fisher, K.E., Davis, K., Yip, J., Dahya, N., Mills, J.E., & Eisenberg, M.B. (May 2016). Digital Youth Seattle Think Tank: White paper. Seattle, WA: The Information School, University of Washington. Available for download at: http://dystt.ischool.uw.edu

16. Evans, S., Randall, D., Campbell, J., Davis, K., Aragon, C., & Evans, A. (2016). How fan fiction mentors can change lives. School Library Journal. Available at: http://www.slj.com/2016/05/industry-news/how-fan-fiction-mentors-can-change-lives/

15. Moreno, M.A., Davis, K., & Mills, J.E. (2014). Youth perspectives on social media and technology. In V.C. Strasburger and M.A. Moreno (Eds.), Social networking and new technologies. Adolescent Medicine: State of Affairs, 25 (3), xvii-xxi. Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics.

14. Davis, K. (November 2014). The value of getting lost in an app-suffused world. School Administrator (November 2014), pg.21-22.

13. Gardner, H. & Davis, K. (September 2014). Preface to the paperback edition of The App Generation: How today’s youth navigate identity, intimacy, and imagination in a digital world. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press.

12. Gardner, H. & Davis, K. (February 2014). The App Generation: How technology is changing us. Op-Ed contribution, Cognoscenti. Available at: http://cognoscenti.wbur.org/2014/02/12/apps-howard-gardner-katie-davis

11. Davis, K., & Gardner, H. (January 2014). Are apps becoming a human crutch? Op-Ed contribution, The Seattle Times. Available at: http://www.seattletimes.com/opinion/guest-are-apps-becoming-a-human-crutch/

10. DiBartolomeo, D.J., Clark, Z., & Davis, K. (June 2013). Technique and content in the works of young artists: A methodological contribution. (Good Work Project Report Series No. 85). Cambridge, MA: Harvard University, Project Zero.

9. Santo, R., James, C., Davis, K., Katz, S.L., Burch, L., & Joseph, B. (October 2009). Meeting of minds: Cross-generational dialogue on the ethics of digital life. Available from The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation website: http://www.macfound.org/atf/cf/%7Bb0386ce3-8b29-4162-8098-e466fb856794%7D/DML-FOCUS-DIALOGUE-REPORT-0910.PDF

8. James, C., Davis, K., Flores, A., Francis, J., Pettingill, L., Rundle, M., & Gardner, H. (October 2009). Young people, ethics, and the new digital media: A synthesis from the GoodPlay Project. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Reports on Digital Media and Learning. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press. [pdf]

7. Davis, K. (September 2009). Rethinking girls’ development in a digital era. FIfF-Kommunikation, 26 (3), 48-51.

6. Davis, K., Weigel, M., James, C., & Gardner, H. (February 2009). Social development in the era of new digital media. (Good Work Project Report Series No. 60). Cambridge, MA: Harvard University, Project Zero.

5. Weigel, M., Davis, K., James, C., & Gardner, H. (February 2009). New digital media, social institutions and the changing roles of youth. (Good Work Project Report Series No. 61). Cambridge, MA: Harvard University, Project Zero.

4. Davis, K., Seider, S., & Gardner, H. (2008). When false representations ring true (and when they don’t). Social Research, 75 (4), 1085-1108.

3. Davis, K. (January 2008). Trust in the lives of young people: A conceptual framework to explore how youth make trust judgments. (Good Work Project Report Series No. 52). Cambridge, MA: Harvard University, Project Zero.

2. Seider, S., Davis, K., & Gardner, H. (2007). Good work in psychology. The Psychologist, 20 (11), 672-676.

1. Davis, K. (March 2006). Is trust on the wane? It may depend on where you live. (Good Work Project Report Series No. 46). Cambridge, MA: Harvard University, Project Zero.