Ruohua (Julia) Han

Ruohua Julia Han

Doctoral Student

PhD, Library and Information Science, Illinois (In Progress)

MS, Management Science, Renmin University of China

BS, Management Science, Renmin University of China

Research focus

My research interests are in personal and collective memory, personal archives and archiving, family archives, and community archives. I have always been fascinated by the diverse kinds of personal and family materials that we either intentionally create/collect or simply fortuitously retain in our daily lives (e.g., diaries, photographs, scrapbooks, art, social media posts, ticket stubs, souvenirs). My research explores people's ideas, practices, and experiences related to such materials and how information professionals can better understand, facilitate, and support these kinds of everyday information behavior.