Beth Strickland

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Teaching this Semester


Areas of Research: 

Drawing on perspectives and theories from sociotechnical system design and science and technology studies, I consider the information behaviors of people as they interact with socially constructed technologies. My research examines the intersection of humans and machines with a particular emphasis on privacy and security issues at the location of the (cyborg) body as a digitized information resource.

Field Exam Area: 

Social Informatics


PhD, Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, expected 2018
MLIS, Library and Information Science, University of Denver, 2007
MA, Women’s Studies, San Diego State University, 2005
BA, Women’s Studies, University of Colorado, Boulder, 1999

Selected Publications, Papers and Presentations: 

Bashir, M., Strickland, B., & Bohr, J. (2016). What motivates people to use bitcoin? for the 8th International Conference on Social Informatics, Seattle, WA.

Strickland, B., & Bashir, M. (2016). Review of individual empirical privacy studies literature: Assessment of the user-perspective and interdisciplinary conceptualizations of privacy. Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, (under review).

Strickland, B. (September, 2016). Implantable brain technologies and the creation of cyborgs. Paper presentation at the annual 4S/EASST Conference - Science + Technology By Other Means, Barcelona, Spain.

Strickland, B. (May, 2016). MyLifeBits and conceptions of memory. Paper presentation at the University of Michigan Personal Digital Archiving conference, Ann Arbor, MI.

Strickland. B., & Lawrence, E. (January, 2016). What's your epistemology?: quiz design as a pedagogical tool in LIS doctoral education. Paper presentation at the annual ASLIE conference, Boston, MA.

Strickland, B. (January, 2016). Coding with cyborgs: using metaphors as codes. Poster presentation at the annual ALISE conference, Boston, MA.

Honors and Awards: 

Research Affiliate, INTERSECT: Seeing Systems, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 2016 - present
Research Fellow, INTERSECT: Seeing Systems, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 2015-2016
Phi Kappa Phi, Honor Society, 2015 - present
Beta Phi Mu, Honor Society, 2007 - present

Related Topics

Ethics and Values for Information, Health and Bioinformatics, Information Practices and Behaviors, Privacy, Security, and Trust, Social and Information Networks, Social Informatics