I am an anthropologist and a folklorist and have been unapologetic about those two things for quite a while, now. I found myself working in academic libraries starting in 2009, and since then have been thinking, writing, and talking a lot about the nature of information, digital and physical places, and higher education generally. I see my work as relevant not just to libraries or universities, but to conversations about how we as a society make sure that people have opportunities to learn how to think critically, to practice those skills, and to find their voices.
Victor Tan Chen
Virginia Commonwealth Universityhttps://victortanchen.com/
Victor Tan Chen is an assistant professor of sociology at Virginia Commonwealth University who studies economic inequality. Chen received his PhD and BA from Harvard University and was a National Science Foundation postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, Berkeley. He has given talks at Cornell University, MIT, Stanford University, and the University of Chicago, and he has been interviewed on radio shows across the country.
University of Richmondhttp://www.montinarayandatta.com/
Monti Datta is an associate professor of political science in the Department of Political Science at the University of Richmond. He teaches classes on international relations, research methods, global governance, anti-Americanism & world opinion, and human rights & modern day slavery. He earned his PhD in political science from UC Davis and also holds a master's degree in public policy from Georgetown University and a B.A. in English literature from UC Berkeley.
University of Richmondhttp://www.richmond.edu/directory/bios/ahusain/
Dr. Atiya Husain is an assistant professor of sociology at the University of Richmond. She holds a Ph.D and MA in Sociology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a BA from the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor in Sociology and Near Eastern Studies. At bottom, her research is about understanding the concept of race and what it helps to accomplish. Her recent work has addressed the contemporary significance of how "race" emerged historically based on notions of religion as a way to organize and categorize people for various purposes.
University of Richmondhttp://www.richmond.edu/directory/bios/klundber/
Kristjen Lundberg is an assistant professor of social psychology in the Department of Psychology at the University of Richmond. Her areas of expertise are political psychology, implicit social cognition, prejudice, discrimination, status, and inequality, and quantitative methods. Dr. Lundberg holds a PhD in social psychology from UNC-Chapel Hill, an M.A. in social psychology from UNC-Chapel Hill, an M.A. in organizational sciences from George Washington University, and a B.A. in English Literature from Rhodes College.
Andréa Livi Smith
University of Mary Washingtonhttp://andrealivismith.com/
Andréa Livi Smith is an associate professor and chair of the Department of Historic Preservation at the University of Mary Washington. Her research is wide-ranging but centered around the concept that design -- of the buildings around you, of the way a brochure or report is formatted -- matters. Smith has a PhD in urban and regional planning & design from the University of Maryland, an MS in historic preservation from the University of Vermont, and a BA in architecture studies and comparative literature from Brown University.
University of Richmondhttp://andreajvickery.com
Andrea J. Vickery is visiting faculty in the Department of Rhetoric and Communication Studies at the University of Richmond. She teaches courses on interpersonal communication and quantitative research methods. She conducts research on supportive communication, listening, and personal relationships, with collaborative research projects appearing in Human Communication Research, Communication Monographs, and Southern Communication Journal. Her PhD and MA are in Communication Studies from Louisiana State University, and she holds a BS from Chapman University.
Virginia Commonwealth Universityhttps://www.library.vcu.edu/about/staff/exner-nina.html
Nina Exner is the Research Data Librarian at Virginia Commonwealth University, supporting management of quantitative, qualitative, and humanistic data sources and the ethical handling and sharing of data. As part of VCU’s team on scholarly communications and publishing, she supports librarian-researcher partnerships and training in research skills for graduate students and early-career researchers. Nina is also a PhD student in Candidacy at the University of North Carolina’s School of Information and Library Science. Her dissertation is a qualitative study on academic librarians’ development of researcher competencies, which is planned as the basis of a long-term QUAL→QUAN study on practitioner research.
Virginia Commonwealth Universityhttps://www.library.vcu.edu/about/staff/miller-hillary.html
Hillary Miller is the Scholarly Communications Outreach Librarian at Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries, where she supports and expands the university community’s understanding of scholarly communications issues by leading outreach initiatives on matters of copyright, fair use, open access, open educational resources, research dissemination, and research impact. Recent highlights of her work include administering the VCU Affordable Course Content Awards (a program to support adoption or authoring of OER) and co-organizing events like Science Speak (a symposium on science communication), Copyright for Creators (a workshop series on copyright for artists and creators), and OpenCon Virginia (a regional satellite event of the international OpenCon conference). She received her BA in English from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and her MSLS from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
University of Richmondhttp://www.jenthomasprojects.com/
Jen Thomas is the Book Arts Studio Coordinator at the University of Richmond’s Boatwright Memorial Library. She works collaboratively with faculty, staff, students, and community partners to develop and implement a variety of print, book, and makerspace programming utilizing Boatwright’s growing studio. Jen holds an MFA in Interdisciplinary Book & Paper Arts from Columbia College Chicago, a BFA in Communication Art from Virginia Commonwealth University, and previously taught graphic design and book arts at DePaul University, the American Academy of Art, and The Chicago High School for the Arts.
University of Richmondhttp://laurentilton.com
Lauren Tilton is an Assistant Professor of Digital Humanities in the Department of Rhetoric & Communication Studies at the University of Richmond and Research Fellow in the University of Richmond Digital Scholarship Lab (DSL). Her research focuses on the politics of representation in 20th century U.S. visual culture and the digital public humanities. She is a director of Photogrammar and the co-author of Exploring Humanities Data in R: Exploring Networks, Geospatial Data, Images and Texts.