New site! Come visit!

I have set up an institutional site where I will be posting all of my current news, announcements, and publication information. This site will remain up, but not actively updated for the time being. Come visit my institutional site at:

New site! Come visit!

I have set up an institutional site where I will be posting all of my current news, announcements, and publication information. This site will remain up, but not actively updated for the time being. Come visit my institutional site at:

Open letter to Chancellor Wise in support of Steven Salaita

An Open Letter to the Chancellor of the University of Illinois at Urbana -Champaign, Dr. Steven Salaita and the threat to academic freedom at the University of Illinois by Miriam E. Sweeney   Dear Chancellor Wise, On August 6th I

Open letter to Chancellor Wise in support of Steven Salaita

An Open Letter to the Chancellor of the University of Illinois at Urbana -Champaign, Dr. Steven Salaita and the threat to academic freedom at the University of Illinois by Miriam E. Sweeney   Dear Chancellor Wise, On August 6th I

“Black Twitter” interview

Recently, I was interviewed by University of Alabama master’s student, Theadoris Morris, about “Black Twitter” for her research project.  I appreciated chatting with Theadoris, and wanted to share our conversation here. (Posted with permission.) TM: Are you familiar with Black

“Black Twitter” interview

Recently, I was interviewed by University of Alabama master’s student, Theadoris Morris, about “Black Twitter” for her research project.  I appreciated chatting with Theadoris, and wanted to share our conversation here. (Posted with permission.) TM: Are you familiar with Black

Dissertation Available!

  My dissertation is now available in IDEALS, the UIUC institutional repository. You can access the full-text copy of it here: https://www.ideals.illinois.edu/handle/2142/46617   Not just a pretty (inter)face: A critical analysis of Microsoft’s ‘Ms. Dewey’ Abstract: Increasingly anthropomorphism is used

Dissertation Available!

  My dissertation is now available in IDEALS, the UIUC institutional repository. You can access the full-text copy of it here: https://www.ideals.illinois.edu/handle/2142/46617   Not just a pretty (inter)face: A critical analysis of Microsoft’s ‘Ms. Dewey’ Abstract: Increasingly anthropomorphism is used

Dissertation Defense

The Doctor is In

  On November 11th, 2013 I had the pleasure of defending my dissertation Not Just a Pretty (Inter) Face: A Critical Analysis of Microsoft’s ‘Ms. Dewey’ at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS) at the University of Illinois,

Dissertation Defense

The Doctor is In

  On November 11th, 2013 I had the pleasure of defending my dissertation Not Just a Pretty (Inter) Face: A Critical Analysis of Microsoft’s ‘Ms. Dewey’ at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS) at the University of Illinois,

iConference 2014: See you in Berlin!

I am pleased to announce that our panel, “Social Justice in Library and Information Science,” was accepted to the iConference in Berlin, March 4th-7th.. I look forward to presenting with my esteemed colleagues Dr. Nicole A. Cooke, Dr. Safiya U.

iConference 2014: See you in Berlin!

I am pleased to announce that our panel, “Social Justice in Library and Information Science,” was accepted to the iConference in Berlin, March 4th-7th.. I look forward to presenting with my esteemed colleagues Dr. Nicole A. Cooke, Dr. Safiya U.

2013 Recipient, Eugene Garfield Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship

I have recently been honored with 2013 Eugene Garfield Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships from Beta Phi Mu, the International Library and Information Studies Honor Society! Up to six recipients are selected each year for this prestigious award, a national competition among doctoral students

2013 Recipient, Eugene Garfield Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship

I have recently been honored with 2013 Eugene Garfield Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships from Beta Phi Mu, the International Library and Information Studies Honor Society! Up to six recipients are selected each year for this prestigious award, a national competition among doctoral students