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Brubaker, Jed R. Assistant Professor

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Research

research overview

  • Dr. Brubaker conducts research in social computing, social media, and technology 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. The second major focus is on the representation of marginalized populations within technology and data, notably LGBTQ and racial minorities.

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 / Fall 2020
    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 / Fall 2020
    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 information science.
  • 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. Counts as Investigations in Information Science. Degree credit not granted for this course and INFO 5504.
  • INFO 4001 - Information Science Portfolio and Professional Development
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019 / Fall 2020
    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 information science.
  • INFO 4900 - Research Experience in Information Science
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020
    Provides research experience in information science. Students will contribute to the construction of new knowledge, helping to answer current research questions or to solve contemporary problems in the domain. Enrollment is by invitation and discretion of the advising faculty member.
  • 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. Counts as Investigations in Information Science. Degree credit not granted for this course and INFO 3504.
  • INFO 6101 - Theories and Concepts in Information Science
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019 / Spring 2021
    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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