Publications

Books and Monographs

Alper, M. (2017). Giving voice: Mobile communication, disability, and inequality. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. [Amazon] [MIT Press] [Introduction]

Alper, M. (2014). Digital youth with disabilities. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. [Amazon] [MIT Press] [PDF] [Book Review in Journal of Children and Media]

Journal Articles

Alper, M., & Goggin, G. (in press). Digital technology and rights in the lives of children with disabilities. New Media & Society. [PDF]

Götz, M., Holler, A., & Alper, M. (2016). Children’s preferences for TV show hosts: An international perspective on learning from television. Journal of Children and Media, 10(4), 497-507. [Abstract]

Jennings, N., & Alper, M. (2016). Young children’s positive and negative parasocial relationships with media characters. Communication Research Reports, 33(2), 96-102. [PDF]

Alper, M., Katz, V., & Clark, L. S. (2016). Researching children, intersectionality, and diversity in the digital age. Journal of Children and Media, 10(1), 107-114. [Abstract]

Alper, M. (2015). Augmentative, alternative, and assistive: Reimagining the history of mobile computing and disability. IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, 37(1), 93-96. [PDF]

Alper, M. (2014). “Can Our Kids Hack It With Computers?”: Constructing youth hackers in family computing magazines (1983-1987). International Journal of Communication, 8, 673-698. [PDF]

Alper, M. (2014). War on Instagram: Framing conflict photojournalism with mobile photography apps. New Media & Society, 16(8), 1233-1248. [Abstract] [Draft PDF]

Alper, M., & Herr-Stephenson, B. (2013). Transmedia play: Literacy across media. Journal of Media Literacy Education, 5(2), 366-369. [PDF]

Alper, M. (2013). Developmentally appropriate New Media Literacies: Supporting cultural competencies and social skills in early childhood education. Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 13(2), 175-196. [Abstract] [Draft PDF]

Alper, M., Hourcade, J.P., & Gilutz, S. (2012). Adding reinforced corners: Designing technologies for children with disabilities. Interactions, 14(6), 72-75. [PDF]

Alper, M. (2012). Promoting emerging new media literacies among young children with blindness and visual impairment. Digital Culture and Education, 4(3). [PDF]

Book Chapters and Encyclopedia Entries

Alper, M. (in press). When face-to-face is screen-to-screen: Reconsidering mobile media as communication augmentations and alternatives. In K. Ellis, G. Goggin, & B. Haller (Eds.), Routledge companion to disability and media. London: Routledge.

Alper, M. (in press). Transmedia. In K. Peppler (Ed.), SAGE encyclopedia of out-of-school learning. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.

Alper, M., & Haller, B. (2017). Social media use and mediated sociality among individuals with communication disabilities in the digital age. In K. Ellis, & M. Kent (Eds.), Disability and social media: Global perspectives (pp. 133-145). London: Routledge. [Pre-Print PDF]

Alper, M., Ellcessor, E., Ellis, K., & Goggin, G. (2015). Reimagining the good life with disability: Communication, new technology, and humane connections. In H. Wang (Ed.), Communication and “the good life” (International Communication Association Theme Book Series, Vol. 2) (pp. 197-212). New York: Peter Lang. [PDF]

Alper, M. (2013). Children and convergence culture. In D. Lemish (Ed.), Routledge international handbook of children, adolescents and media (pp. 148-155). London: Routledge.

Conference Proceedings

Hourcade, J.P., Garzotto, F., Rozga, A., Tentori, M., Markopolous, P., Pares, N., Good, J., Pain, H., & Alper, M. (2014). Supporting children with complex communication needs. Proceedings of the ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (pp. 119-122). Toronto, Canada, April 26-May 1, 2014. New York: ACM.

Alper, M., Hourcade, J.P., & Gilutz, S. (2012). Interactive technologies for children with special needs. Proceedings of the International Conference on Interaction Design and Children (IDC) (pp. 363-366). Bremen, Germany, June 12-15, 2012. New York: ACM. [PDF]

White Papers

Herr-Stephenson, B., Alper, M., (with Reilly, E., & Jenkins, H.) (2013). T is for transmedia: Learning through transmedia play. Los Angeles and New York: USC Annenberg Innovation Lab and The Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop. [PDF]

Book Reviews

Alper, M. (2016). Book Review: Making Computers Accessible: Disability Rights & Digital Technology (E. R. Petrick). Technology and Culture, 57(4), 1027-1028.

Alper, M. (2013). Book Review: The Parent App: Understanding Families in the Digital Age (L. S. Clark). Journal of Children and Media, 7(4), 525-529.

Alper, M. (2011). Book Review: Quest to Learn: Developing the School for Digital Kids (K. Salen et al.). Journal of Children and Media, 5(4), 467-471.

Commentary

Alper, M. (2017, January 3). Comments on “Overstimulated Consumers or Next-Generation Learners? Parent Tensions About Child Mobile Technology Use.” Annals of Family Medicine. (Invited Commentary)

Alper, M. (2016, September 21). What ABC’s new TV series Speechless can tell us about “voice.” VICE Motherboard.

Alper, M. (2016, April 21). No child’s brain is the same. Zócalo Public Square (Syndicated by Dallas Morning News). (Invited Commentary)