Blum-Ross, Alicia

Dr Alicia Blum-Ross  

Department

Position held

Experience keywords:

civic participation; design; digital media; eSafety; education; learning; parenting; participatory research; youth

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Alicia Blum-Ross is a Research Officer in the Department of Media and Communications on the Preparing for a Digital Future research project. Her work brings together research and practice in the fields of digital media and learning, parenting, art and media education and community engagement. She is interested in the inter- and intra-generational relationships that surround media use and production, examining the ways in which children and young people, and the adults who care for and educate them, together create spaces for learning, exploration and participation. Alongside her academic research she has worked as a consultant and facilitator assessing the impact of, managing and advising on strategic planning for media, arts and culture-based learning programs for organizations including BAFTA, Into Film, the Roundhouse, Keats House Museum, the British Film Institute, and the London Film Festival.

Sectors and industries to which research relates:

Consultancy; Creative Industries and Culture; Information Technology; Media Technology and New Media

Countries and regions to which research relates:

UK; USA

Media experience:

Radio; TV

Contact Points

Alt email:

alicialorna@gmail.com

Publications

2017

Blum-Ross, Alicia (2017) The filmmakers of tomorrow or the problems of today: creativity, skills and cultural identity in British youth filmmaking In: Malik, S. and Chapain, C. and Comunian, R., (eds.) Community Filmmaking: Diversity, Practices and Places. Routledge, New York, USA. ISBN 9781138188068

Livingstone, Sonia and Blum-Ross, Alicia (2017) Researching children and childhood in the digital age In: Christensen, Pia and James, Allison, (eds.) Research with Children: Perspectives and Practices. Routledge, Abingdon, UK, 54-70. ISBN 9781138100886

Blum-Ross, Alicia (2017) BBC interview dad, and the joys and perils of parenting on the internet Parenting for a Digital Future (16 Mar 2017) blog

Livingstone, Sonia and Blum-Ross, Alicia (2017) Researching childhood in a digital age: new book chapter Parenting for a Digital Future (21 Mar 2017) blog

Blum-Ross, Alicia (2017) Voice, empowerment and youth-produced films about 'gangs' Learning, Media and Technology, 42 (1). 54-73. ISSN 1743-9884

Blum-Ross, Alicia and Livingstone, Sonia (2017) Sharenting: parent blogging and the boundaries of the digital self Popular Communication, 15 (2). 110-125. ISSN 1540-5702

2016

Blum-Ross, Alicia and Livingstone, Sonia (2016) From youth voice to young entrepreneurs: the individualization of digital media and learning Journal of Digital and Media Literacy. ISSN 2326-1862

Blum-Ross, Alicia and Livingstone, Sonia (2016) Families and screen time: current advice and emerging research LSE Media Policy Project, Media Policy Brief 17. The London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Blum-Ross, Alicia (2016) #Parentfails and triumphs – favourite podcasts and learning from others Parenting for a Digital Future (9 May 2016) blog

Blum-Ross, Alicia (2016) Where and when does a parent’s right to share end online? Parenting for a Digital Future (14 Sep 2016) blog

Blum-Ross, Alicia (2016) Why we post – why people use social media around the world Parenting for a Digital Future (3 Mar 2016) blog

Blum-Ross, Alicia (2016) When parents choose ‘screen time’ – real lives behind the new AAP guidelines Parenting for a Digital Future (26 Oct 2016) blog

2015

Blum-Ross, Alicia (2015) ‘Sharenting:’ parent bloggers and managing children’s digital footprints Parenting for a digital future (17 Jun 2015) blog

Blum-Ross, Alicia (2015) What does it mean for children to have a ‘voice’ in research? Parenting for a digital future (17 Jul 2015) blog

Blum-Ross, Alicia (2015) 'Sharenting': parent bloggers and managing children’s digital footprints Parenting for a Digital Future (17 Jun 2015) Blog entry

Blum-Ross, Alicia (2015) How parents make the future Parenting for a digital future (3 Jun 2015) blog

Blum-Ross, Alicia (2015) What does it mean for children to have a 'voice' in research? Parenting for a Digital Future (17 Jul 2015) Blog entry

Blum-Ross, Alicia (2015) How parents make the future Parenting for a Digital Future (3 Jun 2015) Blog entry

Blum-Ross, Alicia (2015) Five tips for doing research with schools, charities and NGOs Parenting for a digital future (20 Apr 2015) blog

Blum-Ross, Alicia (2015) Playing games together or hiding the tablet in the cupboard: what works when managing kids’ media use? Parenting for a Digital Future (18 Mar 2015) Blog entry

Uhls, Yalda T. and Blum-Ross, Alicia (2015) New advice for ‘media moms and digital dads’: an interview with Yalda T. Uhls Parenting for a Digital Future (14 Dec 2015) blog

Blum-Ross, Alicia (2015) Alan Kurdi and parents as witnesses Parenting for a Digital Future (7 Sep 2015) blog

Blum-Ross, Alicia (2015) Five tips for doing research with schools, charities and NGOs Parenting for a Digital Future (20 Apr 2015) Blog entry

Blum-Ross, Alicia (2015) Decoding the ‘hour of code’ Parenting for a Digital Future (11 Dec 2015) blog

Blum-Ross, Alicia (2015) What foster and adoptive parents need to know about digital media part 1: the benefits Parenting for a Digital Future (16 Apr 2015) Blog entry

Blum-Ross, Alicia (2015) Headphones in or out? (De)prioritising the social in digital media and learning Parenting for a Digital Future (30 Sep 2015) blog

Blum-Ross, Alicia (2015) What foster and adoptive parents need to know about digital media part 2: the risks Parenting for a Digital Future (29 Apr 2015) Blog entry

Blum-Ross, Alicia (2015) Parents are now ‘digital natives’ too – thoughts from the 2015 family online safety institute conference Parenting for a Digital Future (23 Nov 2015) blog

Blum-Ross, Alicia (2015) Filmmakers/educators/facilitators? Understanding the role of adult intermediaries in youth media production in the UK and the USA Journal of Children and Media, 9 (3). 308-324. ISSN 1748-2798

2013

Blum-Ross, Alicia (2013) Authentic representations? Ethical quandaries in participatory filmmaking with young people In: te Riele, Kitty and Brooks, Rachel, (eds.) Negotiating Ethical Challenges in Youth Research. Critical youth studies. Routledge, London, UK, 55-68. ISBN 9780415808477

Blum-Ross, Alicia (2013) “It made our eyes get bigger”: youth filmmaking and place-making in East London Visual Anthropology Review, 29 (2). 89-106. ISSN 1548-7458

Blum-Ross, Alicia and Mills, John and Egglestone, Paul and Frohlich, David (2013) Community media and design: insight journalism as a method for innovation Journal of Media Practice, 14 (3). 171-192. ISSN 1468-2753

2012

Blum-Ross, Alicia (2012) Insight journalism Fieldguide (1).

Blum-Ross, Alicia (2012) Youth filmmaking and justice-oriented citizenship Nordic Journal of Digital Literacy, 2012 (4). 270-283. ISSN 1891-943X

Taylor, Nick and Marshall, Justin and Blum-Ross, Alicia and Mills, John and Rogers, Jon and Egglestone, Paul and Frohlich, David M. and Wright, Peter and Oliver, Patrick (2012) Viewpoint: empowering communities with situated voting devices In: Konstan, Joseph, A., (ed.) Chi '12 Proceedings of the Sigchi Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Austin, Tx, Usa, May 5-10, 2012. Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), New York, US, 1361-1370. ISBN 9781450310154

2011

Blum-Ross, Alicia and Marshall, Justin and Mills, John and Rogers, Jon, eds (2011) BESPOKE: Insight journalism as a method for community innovation and engagement London Design Festival and Victoria & Albert Museum, London, (corp. eds.) Sames + Littlejohns, London, UK.

Blum-Ross, Alicia (2011) Teaching evaluation: putting anthropological research skills to work Teaching Anthropology, 1 (1).

Blum-Ross, Alicia and Egglestone, Paul and Frohlich, David and Mills, John (2011) Participatory video and design: examples from the Bespoke project In: Buur, Jacob, (ed.) Pinc 2011: Participatory Innovation Conference Proceedings, 13-15 January 2011, Sønderborg, Denmark. University of Southern Denmark, Sønderborg, Denmark, 111-117. ISBN 9788799168699

2009

Blum-Ross, Alicia and Blum, Carolyn Patty (2009) Film In: Forsythe, David P., (ed.) Encyclopedia of Human Rights. Oxford University Press USA. ISBN 9780195334029

Blum-Ross, Alicia (2007) Journey times: a teaching resource for exploring travel and transport through documentary film Transport for London, London, UK.

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