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Social Justice Resources

This site supports the UMD campus community in celebrating the Social Justice Day on April 18th, 2017.

Media and Inequality Resources

Meet the Scholars

Melissa Brown

Doctoral Candidate
Department of Sociology
University of Maryland, College Park
mcbrown@umd.edu

Brown, M. (2017). The sociology of antiracism in Black and White. Sociology Compass, 11(2), n/a-n/a. https://doi.org/10.1111/soc4.12451

Ursula Gorham, PhD

Lecturer
College of Information Studies 
University of Maryland, College Park
ugorham@umd.edu

Gorham, U. (2017). Access to information, technology, and justice: A critical intersection (Beta phi mu scholars series). Lanham: Rowman & littlefield.

Gorham, U., Taylor, N. G., & Jaeger, P. T. (2016). Perspectives on libraries as institutions of human rights and social justice (First edition.).  (Advances in librarianship, v. 41). Bingley, UK: Emerald Group Publishing Limited. 

Jaeger, P. T., Taylor, N. G., & Gorham, U. (2015). Libraries, human rights, and social justice: Enabling access and promoting inclusion. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield.

Donna E. Howard, PhD

Associate Professor
School of Public Health
University of Maryland, College Park
dhoward1@umd.edu

Howard, D., John, C., Gilchrist, B., Royster, I., & Aiken, N. (2015). Adolescent African American Males’ Characterizations of Healthy Dating Relationship: A Challenge to One-dimensional StereotypesJournal of Child and Adolescent Behaviour3(256), 2. 

Paul T. Jaeger, PhD

Professor & MLIS Program Director
College of Information Studies 
University of Maryland, College Park
pjaeger@umd.edu

Gorham, U., Taylor, N. G., & Jaeger, P. T. (2016). Perspectives on libraries as institutions of human rights and social justice (First edition.).  (Advances in librarianship, v. 41). Bingley, UK: Emerald Group Publishing Limited. 

Jaeger, P. T., Taylor, N. G., & Gorham, U. (2015). Libraries, human rights, and social justice: Enabling access and promoting inclusion. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield.

Jaeger, P. T. (2015). Disability, human rights, and social justice: The ongoing struggle for online accessibility and equality. First Monday, 20(9).

Bill Kules, PhD

Visiting Associate Professor
College of Information Studies 
University of Maryland, College Park
wmk@umd.edu

Kules, B. (2017). “Teaching JavaScript as Social Justice: Interrogating Culture, Bias and Equity in an Introductory Programming Course.” Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Association for Library and Information Science Educators (ALISE 2017) (Atlanta, GA, January 17-20, 2017).

PJ Patella-Rey

Doctoral Candidate
Department of Sociology
University of Maryland, College Park
pjrey@umd.edu

Rey, P. J. (2012). Alienation, exploitation, and social mediaAmerican Behavioral Scientist56(4), 399-420.

Nicholas Proferes, PhD 

Postdoctoral Scholar
Ethics & Values in Design (EViD) Lab
College of Information Studies
University of Maryland, College Park
proferes@umd.edu

Proferes, N., Shilton, K. (Forthcoming). Web architecture and values in the stack: Exploring the relationship between Internet infrastructure and human Values. In Plaisance, P. (Ed.) Handbook of Communication Ethics. Berlin, Germany: De Gruyter.

Ricardo L. Punzalan, PhD

Assistant Professor
College of Information Studies 
University of Maryland, College Park
punzalan@umd.edu

Caswell, M., & Punzalan, R. L. (2016). Archives and human rights: Questioning notions of information and access. In P. T. Jaeger, & J. C. Bertot (eds.), Perspectives on Libraries as Institutions of Human Rights and Social Justice (pp. 287-301). Emerald Group Publishing Limited.

Punzalan, R. L., & Caswell, M. (2016). Critical directions for archival approaches to social justice. The Library Quarterly, 86(1), 25-42.

Elissa Redmiles

Doctoral Candidate
Department of Computer Science
University of Maryland, College Park
eredmiles@cs.umd.edu

Redmiles, E. M., Kross, S., & Mazurek, M. L. (2017). Where is the Digital Divide? A Survey of Security, Privacy, and Socioeconomics. ACM Computer Human Interaction conference. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/3025453.3025673

Katie Shilton, PhD

Associate Professor & Doctoral Program Director
College of Information Studies 
University of Maryland, College Park
kshilton@umd.edu

Shilton, K., & Anderson, S. (2017). Blended, not bossy: Ethics roles, responsibilities and expertise in design. Interacting with Computers, 29(1), 71-79.​

Jordan Sly

Psychology and Special Populations Librarian
McKeldin Library
University of Maryland, College Park 
jsly@umd.edu

Sly, J. (2017). "Why Do Libraries Matter?" Poster Presented at the Social Justice Day, University of Maryland, College Park, 18 April 2017. (click on Library Projects)

    Media and Inequality    

Selected videos published in 2012-2017

For more videos on media and inequality, check UMD Libraries video resources in Database Finder

    Historic Maryland Newspapers Project

The Historic Maryland Newspapers Project is an ongoing effort to digitize Maryland's newspapers and make them accessible for free on the Library of Congress' Chronicling America website. With over 211,000 pages of primary source material from as early as 1840 available, the Historic Maryland Newspapers Project affords readers and researchers a unique opportunity to reexamine events of the past from the point-of-view, for better or for worse, of the society that lived it. 

 

Questions? Contact us

Alex Carolan
Journalism and English Major
Social Media Assistant for Historic Maryland Newspaper Project
University of Maryland, College Park
alexhcarolan@gmail.com

 

Rebecca Wack
Digital Projects Librarian
Digital Conversion and Media Reformatting
University of Maryland, College Park

rwack@umd.edu

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