About

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Information & Culture is an academic journal printed three times a year by the University of Texas Press. It publishes original, high-quality, peer reviewed articles examining the social and cultural influences and impact of information and its associated technologies, broadly construed, on all areas of human endeavor. In keeping with the spirit of information studies, we seek papers emphasizing a human-centered focus that address the role of and reciprocal relationship of information and culture, regardless of time and place. 

The journal welcomes submissions from an array of relevant theoretical and methodological approaches, including but not limited to historical, sociological, psychological, political and educational research that address the interaction of information and culture.

To learn more about our submission standards or submit an article for publication in Information & Culture, visit our submissions page.


Editor

Ciaran B. Trace headshotCiaran B. Trace is an Associate Professor at the School of Information at The University of Texas at Austin. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree and a Higher Diploma in Archival Studies from University College Dublin and a PhD in Library and Information Science from the University of California at Los Angeles. She has taught previously at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Trace’s work explores what constitutes a literate society, and the role that recorded information plays in creating and sustaining literate environments (both personal and professional). Her work has been published in Information and Culture, Archival Science, Archivaria, Archives and Manuscripts, Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, and the Journal of Documentation. Her work has also appeared in the proceedings of the International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries (TPDL), Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS), International Conference on Asia-Pacific Digital Libraries (ICADL), and the Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIST).


Co-Editor

Andrew Dillon HeadshotAndrew Dillon is the V.M. Daniel Professor of Information Studies at the School of Information at The University of Texas at Austin. A graduate of the National University of Ireland (Cork, B.A. and M.A. first class) and Loughborough University (Ph.D. Psychology), he was appointed Research Fellow at the Human Sciences & Advanced Technology Research Institute in the UK before moving to Indiana University where, amongst other duties, he developed and served as the founding Director of the Masters in Human-Computer Interaction at the School of Informatic. In 2002 he joined the School of Information at UT-Austin and served here as dean for 15 years. His research centers on human behavior and cognition in the context of information and has been funded by NSF, Microsoft Research, and SLA among others. He has authored more than 100 papers, including four books, and is currently working on a framing of information infrastructures that draws on a richer understanding of humans as users.


Managing Editor

Britta Hanson headshotBritta Hanson is a PhD candidate in Media Studies at UT Austin. She earned her undergraduate degree at Northwestern University and her master’s at University of Southern California. She is a media historian-in-training, published in Flow, Film and History, The Velvet Light Trap, and The Spectator. She has twice been elected and served as the Lead Coordinating Editor of The Velvet Light Trap. Her research interests include intellectual property, adaptation theory, and gender and sexuality, all as applied to the media industries. Her dissertation examines the trans-industrial flows of postwar American media, focusing on theatrical influence on film and television through adaptation.


Editorial Fellow 

Emma headshot Emma Hetrick is a third year masters student in the School of Information and English department at The University of Texas at Austin. In addition to her role at  Information & Culture, Emma is a graduate research assistant at the Harry Ransom Center and student researcher for a professor in the English department. Her research interests include transatlantic print culture, American identity formation, and reverberations of nineteenth-century literature across time and media.


Senior Book Reviews Editor 

James A. Hodges is Fred M. Bullard Postdoctoral research Fellow at the School of Information at the University of Texas at Austin. He holds a Ph.D. from the Rutgers University School of Communication and Information, as well as an M.A. in Media, Culture, and Communication from New York University. His research addresses the materiality of digital evidence, using techniques from digital forensics to examine digital media production and distribution practices. By reverse-engineering digital objects, James has studied the role of uncredited labor in distributing cultural resources ranging from repair manuals to historical archives and pirated software, with research appearing in venues like the Internet History, Information Research, and the IEEE Annals of the History of Computing.