Community Literacy Journal

The Community Literacy Journal publishes both scholarly work that contributes to the field’s emerging methodologies and research agendas and work by literacy workers, practitioners, and community literacy program staff. We are especially committed to presenting work done in collaboration between academics and community members.

We understand “community literacy” as the domain for literacy work that exists outside of mainstream educational and work institutions. It can be found in programs devoted to adult education, early childhood education, reading initiatives, lifelong learning, workplace literacy, or work with marginalized populations, but it can also be found in more informal, ad hoc projects.

For us, literacy is defined as the realm where attention is paid not just to content or to knowledge but to the symbolic means by which it is represented and used. Thus, literacy makes reference not just to letters and to text but to other multimodal and technological representations as well.



Editorial Team


Michael Moore, DePaul University
John Warnock, University of Arizona


Assistant Editor

Amanda Gaddam, DePaul University



Dana Elizabeth Dunham, DePaul University
Tricia Hermes, DePaul University


Journal Manager

Daniel James Carroll, DePaul University


Design & Production Editor

Kimberly Coon, DePaul University


Book & New Media Review Editor

Jim Bowman, St. John Fisher College


Social Media Editor

Melissa Pompos, University of Central Florida


Consulting Editors

Eric Plattner, DePaul University
Rachael Wendler, University of Arizona
Stephanie Vie, Fort Lewis College

ISSN: 1555-9734


Journal Contact

Mailing Address


Editorial: Michael R. Moore
Department of Writing, Rhetoric, & Discourse
802 West Belden Avenue
DePaul University
Chicago, IL 60614

Subscriptions: John Warnock
Community Literacy Journal
English Department
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ 85721

Principal Contact

Michael Moore

Support Contact

Daniel Carroll


College of Social and Behavioral Sciences