Nicola Johnson

Biography

Nicola F. Johnson is a full-time PhD candidate at Deakin University, Australia, but currently resides in Virginia, USA. Nicola is interested in the construction of gender and expertise, specifically in relation to computer use at home and for leisure. She also questions what changes can be made to schooling in times where the structures of schooling seem so irrelevant to digital natives (Green & Bigum, 1993). Nicola, a New Zealander, will submit her PhD thesis titled, Teenage Technological Experts: Examining Youth Culture, Gender and Expertise, in late 2006.