My name is Jon M. Wargo and I am an Assistant Professor in the Lynch School of Education and Human Development at Boston College.
Anchored in interdisciplinary study, my work engages with qualitative, humanities-oriented, and arts-based research to explore the intersections of literacy, technology, and cultural studies. Given the increasing presence and seemingly ubiquitous status media and informational technologies have in mediating contemporary youth lives, my research examines how historically minoritized youth engage in these varying levels of mediation as they navigate and negotiate communities, construct visibility, and orchestrate convergent identities.
Fueled through my own experiences as an educator teaching in urban multilingual schools, my purpose for devoting my life to this work is informed by a longstanding commitment to educational equity, the arts, and community activism. With an active interest in equity and youth culture, coupled with a commitment to social justice and community literacies, my academic interests revolve around improving the quality and preparation writing and literacy teachers receive for teaching in culturally sustaining ways. As a core faculty member in Teacher Education, Special Education, Curriculum & Instruction (TESpECI), I teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Elementary education, arts-based inquiry, teaching with technology, and qualitative research.