Published Journal Articles (Peer Reviewed)

Dahya, N., King, W.E., Lee, K.J. & Lee, J.H. (in press). Perceptions and experiences of Virtual Reality in public libraries. Journal of Documentation.

Dahya, N. & King, W.E. (2020). Politics of race, gender, and visual representation in feminist media education. Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education.

Dahya, N. Dryden-Peterson, S., Douhaibi, D. & Arvisais, O. (2019) Social Support Networks, Instant Messaging, and Gender Equity in Refugee Education. Information, Communication & Society.  

*Dryden-Peterson, S., Dahya, N. and Adelman, E. (2017). Pathways to educational success among refugees: Connecting locally and globally-situated resources. American Educational Research Journal, 54(6). first published online July 7, 2016.* AERA 2018 Palmer O. Johnson Memorial Award

Dahya, N. and Dryden-Peterson, S. (2017). Tracing pathways to higher education for refugees: the role of virtual support networks and mobile phones for women in refugee camps. Comparative Education, 53(2), 284-301. Published online December 2016

Dahya, N., Jenson, J. and Fong, K. (2017). (En)Gendering videogame development: a feminist approach to gender, education & game studies. Review of Education, Pedagogy & Culture, 39(4), 367-390.

Dussel, I. & Dahya, N. (2017) Introduction: problematizing voice and representation in youth media production. Special Issue: Voice and Representation in Youth Media Production in Educational Settings: Transnational Dialogues. Learning, Media & Technology, 42(1), 1-7. Published online July 2016

Dahya, N. (2017). Critical perspectives in youth digital media production: ‘voice’ and representation in educational contexts. Learning, Media & Technology, 42(1), 100-111. Published online February 2016

Barkaoui, K., Barrett, S. E., Samaroo, J., Dahya, N., Alidina, S. & James, C. (2015). Teachers’ conceptions of student engagement in learning: the case of three urban schools. Alberta Journal of Educational Research, 61(1), 1-20.

Dahya, N. & Jenson, J. (2015). Mis/representations in school based digital media: an ethnographic study with Muslim Girls. Diaspora, Minority & Indigenous Education: Studies in Migration, Integration, Equity & Cultural Survival, 9(2), 108-123.

Samaroo, J., Dahya, N., Alidina, S. (2013). Exploring the challenges of conducting respectful research: The seen and unforeseen methodological factors within urban school research. Canadian Journal of Education/Revue canadienne de l’’éducation, 36(3), 438-457.

Jenson, J., Dahya, N. & Fisher, S. (2014). Valuing Production Values: A ‘Do It Yourself’ Media Production Club. Learning, Media & Technology, 39(2), 215-228. Published online May 2013

Dahya, N. (2009). Serious Learning in Playful Roles: Socio-political games for education. Loading, 3(4).

Book Chapters 

Saleem, Z. & Dahya, N. (in press). Values, Neoliberalism & the Digital Divide: Nonwhite media makers and the production of meaning.  Book chapter accepted to Stories from the Digital Divide. (Eds) Ernest Morrell and Jennifer Rowsell.

Douhaibi, D., Dahya, N., Dryden-Peterson, S., and Arvisais, O. (in press). Culture, Gender and Technology: Mediating Teacher Training Using Text Messaging in Refugee Camps. Book chapter accepted to A Better Future: The Role of Higher Education for Displaced and Marginalized People. (Eds) Jaqueline Bhabha, Wenona Mary Giles and Faraaz Mahomed.

Dahya, N. & King, W.E. (2019). Feminist perspectives and mobile culture(s): power and participation in girls’ digital video making communities. In Berliner, L. and Krabill, R. (Eds.). Feminist Interventions in Participatory Media: Pedagogy, Publics, Practice.

Jenson, J., Dahya, N. & Fisher, S. (2014). “Power struggles: knowledge production in a DIY news club”. In Megan Boler and Matt Ratto (Eds.) DIY Citizenship: Critical Making and Social Media. Boston: MIT Press

Encyclopedia Entries

Dahya, N. (2012). Learning at Play. Encyclopedia of Sciences of Learning. New York: Springer


Dahya, N., Garrido, M., Wedlake, S. & Yefimova, K. (2020). Technology access & education for refugee women in Seattle & King County. Technology & Social Change Group, University of Washington Information School. 

Dahya, N, Lee, J.H, Lee, K.J, King, W.E., Goel, M. & Yassin, H. (2019). Virtual Reality in Public Libraries. Available online at

Dahya, N. (2016). Education in Conflict and Crisis: How Can Technology Make a Difference? A Landscape Review. Commissioned report for GIZ Germany, USAID, World Vision International. Available online at

Fisher, K., Davis, K., Yip, J., Dahya, N., Mills, J. E., & Eisenberg, M. (2016). Digital Youth Seattle Think Tank White Paper. Available online at

News Articles & Public Press

Dahya, N. (2017). A Socio-Technical Approach to Refugee Education. November 15th, 2017. Promising Practices for Refugee Education.

Dahya, N. (2017). “Digital Media & Forced Migration: Critical Media Education For & About Refugees.” TELEVIZION. Germany: International Central Institute for Youth and Educational Television (IZI). Available online at

Dryden-Peterson, S., Dahya, N. & Douhaibi, D. (2017). “How Teachers Use Mobile Phones as Education Tools in Refugee Camps.” Brookings Institute published March 14, 2017. Available online

Dryden-Peterson, S., Dahya, N., and Giles, W. (2013). “Education: A Challenge to Terror.” Op-Ed in The Globe and Mail published October 3, 2013. Available online

Dryden-Peterson, S., Dahya, N., and Giles, W. (2013). “Education: A Challenge to Terror.” Op-Ed in The Huffington Post published September 30, 2013. Available online