Christine Borgman

Christine Borgman

Distinguished Research Professor of Information Studies, University of California

Christine L. Borgman, Distinguished Research Professor of Information Studies at UCLA, conducts research in scientific data practices and information policy. She is the author of more than 250 publications in information studies, computer science, communication, and law, which include three books from MIT Press: Big Data, Little Data, No Data: Scholarship in the Networked World (2015), winner of the 2015 American Publishers Award for Professional and Scholarly Excellence (PROSE Award) in Computing and Information Sciences; Scholarship in the Digital Age: Information, Infrastructure, and the Internet (2007); and From Gutenberg to the Global Information Infrastructure: Access to Information in a Networked World (2000). The latter two books won the Best Information Science Book of the Year award from the Association for Information Science and Technology.

At UCLA, she directs the Center for Knowledge Infrastructures, which has received funding from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, National Science Foundation, Microsoft Research, and other sources. She has held Visiting Scholar positions at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, the Harvard Data Science Initiative, and the Berkman-Klein Center for Internet and Society; Lund University in Sweden; the University of Oxford; Oliver Smithies Fellow at Balliol College; Oxford Internet Institute and Oxford eResearch Centre; Digital Archiving and Networked Services (DANS) and the eHumanities Group in the Netherlands; Fulbright Scholar in Budapest, Hungary; and Visiting Professor at Loughborough University, U.K.

Professor Borgman is a member of the Library of Congress Scholars Council; a member of the advisory board of the Electronic Privacy Information Center; member of the CLARIAH International Advisory Panel; and is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and of the Association for Computing Machinery. She previously served on the U.S. National Academies’ Board on Research Data and Information, U.S. National CODATA, and the Council of the Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR). She chaired the Committee to Visit the Harvard Library and co-chaired the CODATA-ICSTI Task Group on Data Citation and Attribution.

Other honors and awards include the Paul Evan Peters Award from the Coalition for Networked Information, Association for Research Libraries, and EDUCAUSE; Award of Merit and the Research in Information Science Award, both from the Association for Information Science and Technology; and a Legacy Laureate of the University of Pittsburgh. She has keynoted conferences and events in the sciences, social sciences, computer science, data science, medicine, law, and the humanities. Prof. Borgman also holds the title of University of California Presidential Chair in Information Studies, Emerita.