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

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

Elizabeth headshotHana Frluckaj (she/they) is a doctoral student at the University of Texas at Austin’s School of Information. Advised by Dr. James Howison, her research centers around studying collaboration in open source software (OSS) communities and bolstering DEI efforts there. Currently, she is interested in understanding OSS work-life balance, especially from the perspective of marginalized contributors. Prior to UT, she graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a B.Sc. in Electrical & Computer Engineering in 2020.


Editorial Fellow 

Ayesha Bhimdiwala (she/her) is a doctoral student at UT Austin, advised by Dr. Angela Smith. Her primary research centers around human-centered design and critical data studies. Prior to UT, Ayesha graduated with MS in Data Science and MEd in Learning & Development Sciences from Indiana University Bloomington.
 


Senior Book Reviews Editor 

James A. Hodges is Assistant Professor in the San José State University School of Information. 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 Journal of the Association for Information Science and TechnologyJournal of Documentation, and IEEE Annals of the History of Computing. James was Fred M. Bullard Postdoctoral research Fellow at the School of Information at the University of Texas at Austin from 2020-2022, and 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.