Associate Professor & Librarian

Biography

Before becoming a librarian, I earned a Masters in Anthropology at the University of Virginia and completed doctoral coursework in anthropology at the University of Missouri - Columbia. As a librarian, I remain interested in social sciences and use this background in my work as a liaison to the Anthropology and Sociology departments. 

My area of interest within librarianship is Critical Information Literacy. This means going beyond basic library skills to discuss the social, political, and economic factors that shape our access to information. My primary focus is on the ways systemic patterns of racism and sexism have influenced the information available to us - from the ways these patterns have limited which voices are privileged in scholarly communications to the biases encoded into search engine algorithms. 

  • Courses Taught
  • Course Sections and Syllabi

    Fall 2017 Sections

    • LIBR-2100 (Info Literacy & Research) Section: 02

    Fall 2016 Sections

    • LIBR-1101 (Inform. Literacy & Research) Section: 05

    Spring 2016 Sections

    • LIBR-1101 (Info Literacy & Research) Section: 04
    • LIBR-1101 (Information Literacy& Research) Section: 06

    Fall 2015 Sections

    • LIBR-1101 (Academic Rsrch & The Library) Section: 05

    Spring 2015 Sections

    • LIBR-1101 (Academc Rsrch & The Library) Section: 08

    Fall 2014 Sections

    • LIBR-1101 (Academic Rsrch & The Library) Section: 04
    • LIBR-1101 (Academic Rsrch & The Library) Section: 05

    Fall 2013 Sections

    • LIBR-1101 (Academic Rsrch & The Library) Section: 04
    • LIBR-1101 (Academic Rsrch & The Library) Section: 05

    Spring 2013 Sections

    • LIBR-1101 (Academic Rsrch & The Library) Section: 03