Margaret Mackey researches, writes, and teaches in the interdisciplinary field of young people's literacy and literature in both print and other media. Her research interests include:
  • reading processes
  • interpretive approaches to print, graphic, digital and media texts
  • children's and young adult literature
  • popular culture and young people
  • commodities and merchandising for youth
  • 2017: Scholarly and Academic Book of the Year, Book Publishers Association of Alberta
  • 2017: Anne Devereaux Jordan Award, Children's Literature Association
  • 2016: Mentoring Award, Children's Literature Association
  • 2015: Larry Beauchamp Senior Researcher Award, Faculty of Education, University of Alberta
  • 2010-2012: Research Fellow, Graduate School of Library and Information Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • 2009-2010: Killam Annual Professorship, University of Alberta
  • 2007: Graduate Teaching Award, Faculty of Education, University of Alberta
  • 2006-2007: McCalla Research Fellowship, University of Alberta
  • 1999: Coutts-Clarke Research Fellowship, Faculty of Education, University of Alberta