Teaching

IS10: Introduction to Information Studies

Teaching Assistant for Undergraduate course, UCLA, Information Studies, 2021

This course is a cross-disciplinary exploration of the social, economic, political, cultural, ethical, and structural aspects of information and media technologies. We touch on issues in the study of digital media, librarianship, communications, computer science, sociology, digital humanities, political science, and anthropology in this class. It satisfies an undergraduate General Education requirement, and serves as a survey of important interdisciplinary material that constitutes “information studies”. Our readings span important scholarly material along with important contributions from journalism. We meet once per week.

IS20: Information & Power

Teaching Assistant for Undergraduate course, UCLA, Information Studies, 2021

IS 10 draws on the research literature in information studies and related fields, and contemporary events and issues, to explore the connection between information and power. Taking a social justice perspective, the course investigates the political, economic, legal, technological and cultural structures and forces that shape the ways that information is created, used made available, controlled, and discarded or destroyed. Topics include information and democratic institutions, legal and cultural perspectives on access, surveillance and privacy, censorship and leaks, the economics of information, and the politics of classification, categories and ontologies. This mixed lecture/discus course is designed to combine live class meetings, web-based readings and media, and online exercises and workshops to focus on the core issues that arise at the intersection of information and power.

IS289: Museums in the Digital Age

Special Reader for Graduate course, UCLA, Information Studies, 2020

With most of us stuck at home, museums have an existential crisis on their hands: How much do physical objects matter in the age of the internet? How does a museum keep its head above water when it can’t welcome people through the door? What exactly is a museum for?

IS410: Management Theory and Practice for Information Professionals.

Special Reader for Graduate course, UCLA, Information Studies, 2020

This course offers a critical perspective on issues involved in managing and working in contemporary information organizations. Students will be introduced to theory and practice in organizational design and culture, strategic planning, financial management, human resources, labor-management relations, policy and ethical challenges, leadership, and communication.

IS270: Systems and Infrastructures

Special Reader for Graduate course, UCLA, Information Studies, 2020

This class serves as your foundation for understanding and working with technology over the course of the MLIS and beyond. We’ll cover technologies specific to libraries and information professions, but we’ll also learn about some core concepts that should enable you to make sense of technology in general.