University of Stavanger

I’m full professor of literacy at the Norwegian Reading Center, University of Stavanger, in Norway. In my research, I study the effects and implications of digitisation on reading and literacy. I do empirical research on cognitive and experiential aspects of reading, comparing the reading of different kinds of texts on various reading devices (print; e-readers; tablets; computers), and measuring the effect of technical and material affordances of the interface on, e.g., reading comprehension or narrative engagement. I was Chair of COST Action IS 1404, E-READ: Evolution of Reading in the Age of Digitisation (

Støle, H., Mangen, A., & Schwippert, K. (2020): Assessing children’s reading comprehension on paper and screen: a mode-effect study. Computers & Education, 151

Mangen, A., Olivier, G., and Velay, J.-L. (2019) Comparing comprehension of a long text read in print book and on Kindle: Where in the text and when in the story? Frontiers in psychology: cognitive science

Mangen, A., & van der Weel, A. (2016). The evolution of reading in the age of digitisation: an integrative framework for reading research. Literacy, 50(3), 116-124.

Mangen, A. & Kuiken, D. (2014). Lost in the iPad: Narrative engagement on paper and tablet. Scientific Study of Literature, 4(2), 150-177.

Mangen, A. (2008). Hypertext fiction reading: Haptics and immersion. Journal of Research in Reading, 31(4), 404-419.