Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

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

(10) 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[PDF]

(9) 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.* [PDF]

*2018 American Educational Research Association Palmer O. Johnson Memorial Award

(8) Dahya, N. & Dryden-Peterson, S. (2017). Tracing pathways to higher education for refugees: the role of virtual support networks and mobile phones for women in refugee campsComparative Education, 53(2), 284-301. [PDF]

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

(6) Dahya, N. (2016). Critical perspectives in youth digital media production: ‘voice’ and representation in educational contexts. Learning, Media & Technology, 42(1). [PDF]

(5) Dahya, N. & Jenson, J. (2015). Mis/representations in school-based digital media production: an ethnographic exploration with Muslim girls. Diaspora, Indigenous & Minority Education: Studies of Migration, Integration, Equity & Cultural Survival, 9(2), 108-123. [PDF]

(4) Barkaoui, K., Barrett, S.E., Samaroo, J., Dahya, N., & Alidina, S. (2015). Teachers’ conceptions of student engagement in learning: the case of four urban schoolsAlberta Journal of Educational Research, 61(1), 1-20. [PDF]

(3) Jenson, J., Dahya, N. & and Fisher, S. (2014). Valuing production values: a ‘do it yourself’ media production club. Learning, Media & Technology, 39(2), 215-228. DOI: 0.1080/17439884.2013.79948. [PDF]

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

(1) Dahya, N. (2009). Serious learning in playful roles: socio-political games for educationLoading, 3(4). [PDF]

Book Chapters

(5) 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. [PDF]

(4) Dahya, N. & King, W.E. (2018). 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. [PDF]

(3) Dahya, N. (2017). Digital media and forced migration: critical media education for and about refugees. TELEVIZION No. 30/2017/E published May 2017.

(2) Jenson, J., Dahya, N., and 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. [PDF]

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


(4) Dahya, N., Lee, J.H., Lee, K.J., King, W.E., Goel, M., & Yassin, H. (2019). Virtual reality in public libraries. Report available online at

(3) Dahya, N. (2016). Education in Conflict & Crisis: How Can Technology Make a Difference? A Landscape Review. Published by GIZ, USAID, WVI: Germany.

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

(1) Jenson, J. & Dahya, N. (2014). Integrated Teaching with Technology: An inquiry into blended pedagogy pedagogies in higher education. Report submitted to Algonquin College.

Popular Press & Blogs

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

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

(2) 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.

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

Keynotes, Public Lectures, Webinars & Podcasts

(6) “Virtual Reality in Libraries: Complements and Constraints to Learning in the Home.” 3rd Annual Young Creative Connected (YCC) Research Network Seminar: Changing family cultures: the politics of learning with digital media. October 15-16, 2018, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

(5) A Socio-Technical Approach to Refugee Education: Connected Networks and ICTs in Kenyan Refugee Camps. University of California Irvine Seminar Series, Department of Informatics, February 23, 2018.

(4) “Feminist perspectives on participatory culture: tools and tales in girls’ digital media production.” Child and Youth Engagement, Civic Literacies and Digital Ecologies Symposium. October 10-11, 2017, Brock University, St. Catharine’s, Ontario.

(3) Mobile Technologies & Community Networks in Refugee Education: Case Studies from Kenyan Refugee Camps. Public lecture. University of British Columbia, Faculty of Education, November 25th, 2016.

(2) Education and forced displacement – How can technology make a difference? Webinar: May 18, 2016, hosted by INEE, BMZ/GIZ, UNHCR.

(1) Podcast #101: The Brightest Hope: Innovation Driving Education in Emergencies Podcast: November 2015, UNICEF.

Dissertation & Thesis

(2) Dahya, N. (2014). Mediating postcoloniality in education: Mis/representations of Muslim girls using technology. Doctoral dissertation to York University.

(1) Dahya, N. (2008). Videogames for education and social change: Examining representation and learning in serious and persuasive digital-games. Master’s level thesis to York University.

Creative Writing

(1) Dahya, Negin. “Parvaneh”. Poem published in The Quill Magazine, Friday, February 3rd, 2017.