Evidences, Implications, and Critical Interrogations of Neoliberalism in Information Studies

An Introduction


  • Jamie Ann Lee University of Arizona
  • Marika Cifor University of Washington




Guest editors Jamie A. Lee and Marika Cifor introduce the issue on Evidences, Implications, and Critical Interrogations of Neoliberalism in Information Studies.

Author Biographies

Jamie Ann Lee, University of Arizona

Jamie A. Lee, Assistant Professor of Digital Culture, Information, and Society in the University of Arizona’s School of Information, works on critical archival theory and methodologies, multimodal media-making, and storytelling. Her work is intricately woven through archival studies, media studies, digital and visual culture, information, and society. Studying and engaging in hands-on archival work along with archival theory that emerges from scholarly and community contexts, she draws from theories of affect and embodiment; queer and feminist theories; somatechnics; community literacies; and decolonizing methodologies. Her interdisciplinary approach considers bodies-as-archives and archives-as-bodies through shifting temporalities that challenge how we know, produce, and engage archives and their records. Her current book project Producing the Archival Body interrogates how power circulates and is deployed in archival contexts to build critical understandings of how deeply archives influence and shape the production of knowledges, human histories, and subjectivities. Lee is an award-winning social justice documentary filmmaker, archivist, and scholar.

Marika Cifor, University of Washington

Marika Cifor, PhD is feminist scholar of archival studies and digital studies. In Fall 2019 she will join the Information School at the University of Washington as an Assistant Professor. Currently, she is working on a book project, Viral Cultures: Activist Archives at the End of AIDS, that examines the critical potential of the emotions and memories that are recorded and produced by archives documenting HIV/AIDS activism during the 1980s and 1990s. Her research on affect, community archives, data, and bodies and embodiment has been published in American Quarterly, Archival Science, Archivaria, Library Trends, Transgender Studies Quarterly, Archives and Manuscripts, Australian Feminist Studies, The American Archivist, Journal of Open Humanities Data, Archives and Records, and the Journal of Critical Library and Information Studies