Emily Knox

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Assistant Professor

PhD, Communication, Information and Library Studies, Rutgers

332 LIS
(217) 300-0212
knox [at] illinois.edu
http://emilyknox.net

Office Hours

Tuesdays 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Curriculum Vitae   

Research Focus

Information access, intellectual freedom and censorship, information ethics, information policy, print culture and reading practices.


Biography

Emily Knox is an assistant professor in the School of Information Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her research interests include information access, intellectual freedom and censorship, information ethics, information policy, and the intersection of print culture and reading practices. She recently edited Trigger Warnings: History, Theory, Context, published by Rowman & Littlefield in June 2017. Her book, Book Banning in 21st Century America, was published by Rowman & Littlefield in 2015. It is the first monograph in the Beta Phi Mu Scholars’ Series.

Knox received her PhD from the doctoral program at the Rutgers University School of Communication and Information. Her master’s in library and information science is from the iSchool at Illinois. She also holds a BA in Religious Studies from Smith College and an AM in the same field from The University of Chicago Divinity School. She serves on the boards of the Freedom to Read Foundation and the National Coalition Against Censorship.


Teaching this Semester

Research Projects

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Mapping Information Access

Mapping Information Access is a collaborative academic research project to study and understand the landscape of information access and availability in public schools and libraries in the United States.

Related Topics

Ethics and Values for Information, Information Access, Information Policy, Libraries and Librarianship, Privacy, Security, and Trust