My research is in the philosophy, history, politics, and culture of information, documentation, knowledge, and communication in the 20th and into the 21st centuries in the U.S. and Western Europe and in the discipline of Library and Information Science.

Research Areas:

  • Information and Library Science
  • Data Science
  • Social Informatics
  • Ethics and Values in Digital Society
  • Knowledge Organization, Cultural Informatics, and Natural Informatics
  • Theory and history of documentation and library and information science
  • Computer Mediated Communication and Social Media
  • Critical algorithm theory
  • Infrastructure Studies
  • Intellectual Freedom and information/data ethics
  • Media Studies

The approach that I take is that of Critical Information Studies/ Critical Informatics. In this approach I use rhetorical, conceptual, and historical analyses.

Expertise: Europe

Library Science
MLIS, University of California, Berkeley, Library and Information Science, 1994
PhD, State University of New York at Binghamton, Comparative Literature, 1990
MA, State University of New York at Binghamton, Philosophy, 1987
BA, Bard College, Philosophy, 1982
rhetoric philosophy globalization information theory library science
English, French, German, Italian