Vikki Katz


New pub in Pediatrics

2017 November 4, 2:35pm

"Digital inequality and developmental trajectories of low-income, immigrant, and minority children" (co-authored with C. Gonzalez and K. Clark) was just published in Pediatrics.

Talk at Northwestern School of Communication

2017 October 21, 3:23pm

Heading to Northwestern to discuss why considering kids' digital inequality shouldn't happen at the individual level on Monday, October 23. Come join us if you're in Evanston!

Heading to Irvine for DML

2017 October 3, 10:03pm

Excited for my panel at the Digital Media and Learning Conference at UC Irvine later this week: Family Learning: Intergenerational Dynamics Across Learning Spaces.

Two new articles on technology engagement in lower-income families

2017 October 3, 9:59pm

A pair of new pubs! Connecting with technology in lower income U.S. families (with Meghan Moran and Carmen Gonzalez) is in New Media & Society, and Contextualizing connectivity with Meghan Moran and Katya Ognyanova) is out in Information, Communication & Society.

New article

2016 May 31, 4:07pm

Transnational Family Communication as a Driver of Technology Adoption (co-authored with Carmen Gonzalez) has been published in IJoC!

Working toward better policy for under-connected families

2016 May 31, 3:40pm

It's been a busy few weeks! Have had great conversations while presenting my digital equity work at Harvard Law School's Berkman Center for Internet & Society (on May 17); at New America Foundation's Annual Conference (on May 20); and at a Congressional briefing on Digital Equity in Education in the Library of Congress at the invitation of Rep. Mike Honda (D-CA) (on May 24).

When children are families’ digital links

2016 March 7, 10:43am

My new post is up on the LSE's Parenting for a Digital Future.

Digital Equity: Technology & Learning among Lower-Income Families

2016 February 4, 9:15pm

Had a fantastic time at New America releasing our study findings; the full recording is here and our study website has everything else!

Children, intersectionality, and diversity in the digital age

2016 January 18, 2:50pm

My commentary (co-authored with Meryl Alper and Lynn Schofield Clark) is out in Journal of Children and Media today!

Family Centered Social Policy at New America

2015 December 10, 10:32am

On Dec 15, I'll be speaking at New America Foundation's Family-Centered Social Policy Initiative. Looking forward to bringing my findings about low-income and immigrant families' learning with technology, to the table!

Dreams for the class of 2030

2015 September 16, 1:03pm

My commentary (with Michael Levine and Carmen Gonzalez) in EdWeek is live today; read our take on how relationships, not technology, are the drivers for digital equity.

PBS Advisory Board

2015 September 9, 9:13am

Delighted that PBS has received a 5-year Ready To Learn grant from the U.S. Dept of Education to develop innovative science and literacy materials to address the learning needs to low-income children, and honored that I'll be able to contribute as part of their Advisory Board.

Presenting findings to the U.S. Department of Education

2015 August 29, 8:35am

On August 20, Carmen Gonzalez and I presented findings from the digital equity study to a joint learning session hosted by the U.S. DoE's Offices of English Language Acquisition and of Educational Technology. We were joined by Francisco Escobedo, superintendent at one of our study sites, who discussed the practical import of our findings. Our talk was covered in the San Diego Union-Tribune.

White House Early Learning Symposium

2015 June 17, 2:42pm

Heading to Chicago to present at the White House Initiative for Educational Excellence for Hispanics' 2015 Early Learning Symposium this week! Follow the conference at #HispanicEd

Can mainstream US media tap into non-English-speaking audiences?

2015 June 10, 7:39pm

Happy to have contributed to this great article in Columbia Journalism Review on the increasing crossover between ethnic and mainstream media in an increasingly diverse America.


Trustees Fellowship

2015 May 12, 10:46am

The Rutgers Board of Trustees recently awarded me a Research Fellowship for Scholarly Excellence, awarded to just-tenured faculty whose work they consider to show exceptional promise.

Senior Fellow at Sesame Workshop

2015 April 20, 8:46pm

I'm honored to have been named a Senior Fellow at the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop, to continue our research partnership focused on low-income Latino families and addressing digital inequality

Net neutrality and digital inequality

2015 March 16, 8:21am

See my co-authored op/ed on Slate on what the FCC's new ruling means for addressing digital inequality among low-income families.

Connecting to Learn: Promoting Digital Equity for America’s Hispanic Families

2015 February 19, 9:54pm

See my new work (with Michael Levine), just published by the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop. Nice coverage by NBC News and Huffington Post, too!

Interview on Kids in the Middle

2014 December 5, 4:55pm

Rutgers U Press interviewed me about the key takeaways from Kids in the Middle recently; see the results here.

How to be heard

2014 October 27, 2:34pm

Had a terrific time presenting at the State of Connecticut's Cross-Cultural Communication: How to be Heard conference on October 23, hosted by the Department of Consumer Protection. So much excellent discussion about quality outreach to immigrant communities!

Digital Youth Seattle Think Tank

2014 October 17, 6:39pm

I'm really enjoying the chance to engage with other scholars, practitioners and policymakers in Seattle today; you can see what we are discussing here on Twitter #dystt14

Ethnic and digital media in immigrant family life

2014 October 6, 9:56pm

I'm looking forward to speaking at Hunter College as part of their "Digital Media, Digital Communities" series on October 8, where I'll be talking about media connections in immigrant family life. For more information or to RSVP, go here.

Denver data collection

2014 September 11, 12:23pm

My research team and I are in Denver, interviewing families for the third site of the Leveraging Tech program between Sept 5 and 21. Our goal is to interview parents and children in 60 families in that time; looking forward to sharing findings soon!

Kids in the Middle, and on HuffPo

2014 July 18, 5:30pm

Implications of children's brokering for media creators and more, in this interview with the Huffington Post

Kids in the Middle

2014 July 2, 5:50pm

Rutgers Magazine did a lovely write-up about my new book, which you can find here.

Broadband & low-income families

2014 June 2, 2:27pm

Check out my new blog post on broadband adoption in low-income Latino families for the Joan Ganz Cooney Center.

Funding for Family Court

2014 May 3, 10:11am

The Russell Sage Foundation awarded me $24,236 to complete my fieldwork in Bronx Family Court. Their support will allow me to spend the next 10 months shadowing case study families through the system to complete this project, which began in early 2013. You can read more about it here.

New article published in Social Problems

2014 March 23, 11:08am

My article, Children as brokers of their immigrant families' health-care connections, has just been published in Social Problems.

A Conversation at the GSE

2014 February 14, 9:14am

On February 12, I gave a talk at the Rutgers Graduate School of Education about children of immigrants, educational opportunity, and social policy with Dr. Ariana Mangual Figueroa. Details and a video of our discussion can be found here.

Keynote at the Families Learning Summit

2014 January 28, 8:31pm

I am looking forward to the 2014 Families Learning Summit in Washington, DC, where I'll be discussing technology as tools for learning in U.S. Latino families on Tuesday, February 18.

Proposal Funding

2014 January 1, 12:00am

I am delighted to announce that the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation recently funded my proposal, "Leveraging Technology for Learning in U.S. Latino Families." You can read more about what this two-year award will accomplish here.