Faculty Directory

Jon Wargo

Assistant Professor


TESpECI Teacher Education, Special Education, Curriculum & Instruction


Referred Book Monographs

Wargo, J.M. (under contract). Lifestreaming Queer Culture: Techne, Technology, and the Politics of LGBT Youth Writing the Digital Real. New York and London: Routledge

Referred Journal Articles

  • Wargo, J.M. (2017). Rhythmic Rituals and Emergent Listening: Intra-Activity, Sonic Sounds, and Digital Composing with Young Children. Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 17(3), 392-408.
  • Brownell, C.J. & Wargo, J.M. (2017). (Re)Educating the Senses to Community Literacies: Prospective Teachers Using Sonic Cartography to Listen for Culture. Multicultural Education Review.
  • Wargo, J.M. (2017). Designing More Just Social Futures or Remixing the Radical Present? Reading LGBTQ Youths’ Multimodal (Counter)Storytelling as Activist Practice. English Teaching: Practice & Critique, 16(2), 145-160.
  • Wargo, J.M. (2017). Hacking Heteronormativity and Remixing Rhymes: Enacting a [Q]ulturally Sustaining Pedagogy in Middle Grades English Language Arts. Voices from the Middle, 24(3), 39-43.
  • Wargo, J.M. & De Costa, P. (2017). Tracing Academic Literacies across Contemporary Literacy Sponsorscapes: Mobilities, Ideologies, Identities, and Technologies. London Review of Education, 15(1), 101-114.
  • Wargo, J.M. (2017). #donttagyourhate: Reading Collecting and Curating as Genres of Participation in LGBT Youth Activism on Tumblr. Digital Culture and Education, 9(1), 14-31.
Referred Book Chapters
  • Smith, A. & Wargo, J.M. (2017). From Ekphrasis to Experience: Digital Writing and the Emerging Communicative Landscapes of Youth Composing Selves. In Mills, K., Stornaiuolo, A., Smith, A., and J.Z. Pandya. (Eds.) Routledge Handbook of Digital Writing and Literacies in Education. New York: Routledge
  • Wargo, J.M. (2017). At the Risk of Feeling Brown in Gay YA: Machismo, Mariposas, and the Drag of Identity. In Bullen, E., Moruzi, K., & M. Smith (Eds.) Emotional Control: Affect and Children’s Texts. New York: Routledge

Fellowships, Grants, and Support

AERA Division K (Teacher Education) Early Career Faculty Pre-Conference Event 2017

University Enrichment Fellowship, Michigan State University 2011-2016

Cultural Heritage Informatics [CHI] / MATRIX Fellowship 2015-2016

MSU Department of Teacher Education, Travel Grants 2011-2016

NCTE Conference for English Education (CEE) Research Initiative Grant 2015

Teacher Education Dissertation Enhancement Fellowship 2014-2015

Teacher Education Research Enhancement Fellowship 2013-2014

Eastern Michigan University Human Equality Research Grant 2013-2014

MSU College of Education, Summer Research Renewable Fellowship 2012-2014

MSU Residential College of Arts and Humanities Fellowship 2012-2014

MSU College of Education, Fellowship to Enhance Global Understanding 2013

MSU College of Education, Urban Education Retention Fellowship 2012

Awards and Honors

NCTE Promising Research Award (Honorable Mention) 2017

AERA Queer Studies SIG Article of the Year Award 2017

College Composition & Communication Lavender Rhetorics Award for Excellence in Queer 2017 Scholarship’s Dissertation Award

AERA Language and Social Processes SIG Emerging Scholar Award 2016

International Literacy Association’s Inaugural 30 Under 30 Recipient 2015

College Composition & Communication Gloria Anzaldúa Rhetorician Award 2015

Indiana University Courson- Greeves Essay Award 2008
The Rote of Alle Wikkedness: Un-Kyndley Similitude and Langland’s Tree of Charity

Hutton Honors College “Work in Process” Thesis Award 2008