Research Fellows

Each year, the faculty appoint research fellows for two-year terms. Fellows are chosen because their work is relevant to the interests of faculty and students, and each will give at least one lecture during their appointment. Current fellows (and their areas of research interest) are:

August 2016–August 2018

  • Renee Franklin Hill, senior lecturer and director of the school library specialization at the University of Maryland's College of Information Studies (understanding information needs and information access as they relate to diverse populations)
  • Kafi D. Kumasi, associate professor in Wayne State University's School of Library and Information Science (literacy, equity, and diversity, particularly in urban educational environments spanning K12 and graduate school contexts)
  • Andreas Witt, director of the Research Infrastructure Division at the Institute for German Language (text technology, digital humanities, information modeling, corpus linguistics, markup languages)

August 2015–August 2017

  • Denise Agosto, professor in Drexel University’s College of Computing & Informatics (information behavior; public libraries; social networks; gender; children; teens)
  • C. Titus Brown, associate professor of genetics at the University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine (data-intensive biology; genomics; open science; cyberinfrastructure)
  • Peter Lor, professor in the Department of Information Science, University of Pretoria, South Africa (international and comparative library and information studies, currently focusing on: research method and theory, international influence and policy borrowing in LIS, LIS development and information flows to and from developing countries, international organizations, international political economy of information)

August 2014–August 2016

  • Kristen Haring, assistant director of and lecturer in Stanford University’s Science in the Making Integrated Learning Environment program (history of science and technology; science and technology as components of culture)
  • Julia Hersberger, associate professor at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro’s Department of Library and Information Studies (information behavior; resilience theory; virtual communities; social networking)
  • Rebekah Willett, assistant professor of library and information studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (young adult literature; multicultural literature for children and young adults; informational divides; online participatory cultures; children’s media cultures)

August 2013–August 2015

  • Preben Hansen, assistant professor at Stockholm University, Department of Computer and Systems Sciences, and senior researcher, Swedish Institute of Computer Science (collaborative information seeking and retrieval; task-based and context-based information access, patent IR; evaluation issues and user studies in real-life environments)
  • Michelle H. Martin, Augusta Baker Chair in Childhood Literacy at the University of South Carolina, College of Mass Communications and Information Studies (children’s and young adult literature; African-American children’s literature; community literacy)
  • Susie Pak, assistant professor at St. John's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Department of History (American business networks; quantitative and qualitative data analysis methods to bridge the gap between social and economic history; archival research in private and public libraries using theories and methods from network analysis)

August 2012–August 2014

  • Raphaëlle Bats, international relations officer in ENSSIB, École nationale des sciences de l'information et des bibliothèques / National School of Information Science and Librarianship (marketing libraries; internal communication and management of libraries; international comparative librarianship; gender and librarianship; Sébastien Gryphe, sixteenth-century publisher in Lyon)
  • Peter Fox, chair and professor of Earth and Environmental Science and Computer Science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (solar and solar-terrestrial physics; ocean and environmental informatics; computational and computer science; distributed semantic data frameworks; digital humanities and exploratory large-scale visualization) | CIRSS Seminar Series presented 10/5/12
  • Brian Sturm, associate professor at School of Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill (immersion in information environments; storytelling; children's literature; public library services to youth) | 2013 Gryphon Lecture presented 3/1/13

August 2011–August 2013

August 2010–August 2012

  • Anne Goulding, reader in Information Services Management, Department of Information Science, Loughborough University, UK, and editor of Journal of Librarianship and Information Science (public libraries, management of information services, and gender issues)
  • Christopher Lueg (appointment extended)
  • Margaret Mackey, professor, School of Library and Information Studies, University of Alberta (reading processes; interpretive approaches to print, graphic, digital and media texts; children and young adult's literature; popular culture and young people; commodities and merchandising for youth) | 2012 Gryphon Lecture presented 3/1/12
  • Rob Procter, professor and research director at the Manchester eResearch Centre (socio-technical issues in the design, implementation, evaluation and use of interactive computer systems, with a particular emphasis on ethnographic studies of work practices, computer-supported cooperative work, and participatory design)

August 2009–August 2011

  • Carl Lagoze, senior research associate in Computing and Information Science, Cornell University (architecture and protocols for distributed information environments, automatic organization of web information, and new environments for scholarly communication) | CIRSS E-Research Roundtable presented 3/2/11
  • Christopher Lueg, professor of Computing, School of Computing and Information Systems, University of Tasmania, Australia (information interaction in online communities, equity/censorship issues in web/email filtering, interaction with mobile and ubiquitous computing environments, and the role of embodiment in information behavior) | CIRSS Seminar Series presented 2/3/12
  • Robert Sanderson, Department of Computer Science, University of Liverpool, UK (grid computing, data mining and information retrieval, digital libraries, and digital humanities) | "Memento: Adding Time to the Web" presented 7/14/10

August 2008–August 2010

  • Allison Druin, associate professor in CLIS, University of Maryland, College-Park (children's information access and use, digital libraries for children, user interface design, children's storytelling processes and tools) | 2010 Gryphon Lecture presented 3/5/10
  • Bertram Ludäscher, associate professor at the Department of Computer Science and the Genome Center at the University of California, Davis (scientific data management, foundations of databases) | CIRSS Lecture presented 9/21/09
  • Anna Maria Tammaro, Department of Cultural Heritage and Performing Arts at the University of Parma, Italy (internationalisation and quality assurance of higher education, digital libraries, electronic publishing, learning and libraries) | "The Development of Digital Libraries in Italy" presented 2/5/09