Christine Borgman

Distinguished Professor and Presidential Chair, UCLA Department of Information Studies

Christine L. Borgman is Distinguished Professor and Presidential Chair in Information Studies at UCLA. She is the author of more than 250 publications in the fields of information studies, computer science, and communication. In 2017, she gave the Tenth Annual Privacy Lecture for the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology, which will appear as Open Data, Grey Data, and Stewardship: Universities at the Privacy Frontier, which will appear in the Berkeley Technology Law Journal, 33:2 (2018). Her most recent monograph, “Big Data, Little Data, No Data: Scholarship in the Networked World” (MIT Press, 2015), won the PROSE Award from the American Association of Publishers for best book in Computing and Information Sciences. Her two previous MIT Press monographs, “Scholarship in the Digital Age: Information, Infrastructure, and the Internet” (2007) and “From Gutenberg to the Global Information Infrastructure: Access to Information in a Networked World” (2000), each won the Best Information Science Book of the Year award from the American Society for Information Science and Technology. She directs the Center for Knowledge Infrastructures at UCLA, where she conducts research on data practices and policy with funding from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, National Science Foundation, and other sources. She is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery, a member of the Board of Directors of the Electronic Privacy Information Center, of advisory boards to the Library of Congress, Harvard University Libraries, the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research, and other bodies. In the University of California, she serves on several boards on academic computing, communications, privacy, and data governance.