School of Information Sciences

Dr. Bowler's award-winning iConference paper highlighted by international media

05/27/2014; updated 06/04/2014

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Sunday edition covered Dr. Leanne Bowler's award-winning iConference 2014 paper on cyberbullying. The paper, co-authored with iSchool student Dr. Eleanor Mattern and Dr. Cory Knobel (UC Irvine), presented a user-generated framework for designing affordances that would counter acts of cyberbullying on social media sites.

To read the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article, click here.


Dr. Bowler's research was also featured by the University of Pittsburgh, the Global News (Toronto), the Toronto Star, and the Remake Learning blog of the Pittsburgh Kids+Creativity Network. Dr. Bowler also gave an interview to KDKA news 1020.


Bowler's research interests include “children and youth information interaction in relation to metacognitive practices and the critical creation and use of information and information technology; health information behavior of children and youth; non-formal, interest-driven learning in cultural institutions (libraries, archives, museums) and with new media; and methods of co-design/participatory design of technology for children and youth.”

Learn more about Dr. Bowler and her research.

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