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Brubaker, Jed R. Assistant Professor

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Research

research overview

  • Dr. Brubaker conducts research in social informatics, social media and infrastructure studies where he studies how identity is designed, represented and experienced in socio-technical systems. A large focus of his existing work is on “digital afterlives”, online bereavement, and how to improve the management of online accounts after we die. He is currently engaged in design research with partners like Facebook to better understand and improve social media experiences around the end of life.

keywords

  • digital identity, post-mortem data and interaction, social computing, social media, human-computer interaction, HCI, computer supported cooperative work, CSCW, infrastructure studies, science and technology studies, STS, computational representation, socio-technical systems

Publications

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Teaching

courses taught

  • INFO 1111 - Introduction to Information Science: Understanding the World Through Data
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    Provides a hands-on survey of key concepts and theories in Information Science, including the nature of information, everyday experience of data, technologies that generate data, and how data are conveyed and represented. Students will critically examine texts, systems, and interpretations of data from multidisciplinary perspectives. Through design explorations, activities, and group projects, students will develop facility representing and transforming information.
  • INFO 2001 - Information Science Portfolio and Professional Development
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Facilitates career development through the disciplined reflection about and presentation of one's work using a variety of modalities across a variety of media. Students will be introduced to individuals and organizations representing a diversity of career paths in their chosen field.
  • INFO 3504 - Investigations in Information Science: Digital Identity
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2020
    Explores and analyzes identity in a digital era. Through applied research, students investigate both social and technical aspects of how identity is captured, represented and experienced through technology using theoretical, empirical and design-based inquiry. Methods and platforms studied vary by semester. Credit not granted for INFO 3504 and INFO 5504.
  • INFO 4001 - Information Science Portfolio and Professional Development
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Facilitates career development through the disciplined reflection about and presentation of one's work using a variety of modalities across a variety of media. Students will be introduced to individuals and organizations representing a diversity of career paths in their chosen field.
  • INFO 4800 - Leadership Practicum in Information Science
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Equips students for taking on leadership roles in the interdisciplinary context of information science. Students will learn to facilitate learning among students with diverse backgrounds and expertise, developing communication and mentoring skills and gaining exposure to a variety of learner-centered design strategies and pedagogical approaches. Enrollment is by invitation and at the discretion of the instructor.
  • INFO 5504 - Investigations in Information Science: Digital Identity
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2020
    Explores and analyzes identity in a digital era. Through applied research, students investigate both social and technical aspects of how identity is captured, represented and experienced through technology using theoretical, empirical and design-based inquiry. Methods and platforms studied vary by semester. Problems in Information Science is a series that brings contemporary research to the classroom in the form of progress, project-based inquiry. Same as INFO 3504.
  • INFO 6101 - Theories and Concepts in Information Science
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Surveys foundational theories and concepts in information science. Students will learn to read and reflect critically about seminal texts, tracing their intellectual genealogies from a variety of originating disciplines to their appropriation by information science. Students will apply these theories to contemporary issues and problems.

Background

International Activities

global connections related to teaching and scholarly work (in recent years)

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