Writer. Educator. Connector. Maker.
Mia Zamora, Ph.D. is Associate Professor of English, Director of the MA in Writing Studies, Director of the Kean University Writing Project, and former Coordinator of the World Literature Program at Kean University in Union, NJ. She has recently received the Kean University “Professor of the Year” Award (June 2019).
Zamora is a scholar of Electronic Literature (literary works that originate in a digital environment and require digital computation to read.) She is a digital humanist and a #connectedlearning scholar who writes about how digital technologies are transforming education in the 21st century. In her 2017-2018 sabbatical year, she was the Fulbright Scholar of Digital Culture at the University of Bergen, Norway. There she created and exhibited two public art installations.
Dr. Zamora’s commitment to equity, digital literacies & data rights, and intercultural understanding is clear in both her scholarship and leadership work. As a leading voice for the practice of open networked education & a winner of the Mozilla Foundation Open Leaders award, she has founded several global learning networks including Equity Unbound (#unboundeq), Networked Narratives (#NetNarr). She enjoys presenting her work to diverse audiences, and she will be co-chairing the #OER20 (Open Education Conference), London,