Journal Advisors 


Michelle Caswell

Positions

  • Assistant Professor of Information Studies

Education

  • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • M.L.I.S., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • M.T.A., Harvard University
  • B.A., Columbia University

Teaching & Research Interests

  • Archival theory and practice
  • Information ethics
  • The intersection of archival studies with social justice, human rights, and pluralism
  • Community archives
  • The politics of accountability, ownership, and access
  • Collective memory of violence
  • Archival pedagogy
  • Visual culture
  • Digital history

Select Publications

Caswell, Michelle, Marika Cifor, and Mario H. Ramirez. “’To Suddenly Discover Yourself Existing’: Uncovering the Affective Impact of Community Archives.” The American Archivist 79 (Spring/ Summer 2016): 56-81.

Caswell, Michelle and Marika Cifor. “From Human Rights to Feminist Ethics: Radical Empathy in Archives.” Archivaria 81 (Spring 2016): 23-43.

Caswell, Michelle and Ricky Punzalan. “Archives and Human Rights: Questioning Notions of Information and Access.” Chapter for Perspectives on Libraries as Institutions of Human Rights and Social Justice (Bingley, United Kingdom: Emerald Insight Advances in Librarianship Series, 2016), 287-301.

Caswell, Michelle. “’The Archive’ Is Not an Archives: On Acknowledging the Intellectual Contributions of Archival Studies.” Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture 16:1 (2016) (special issue “Archives on Fire”), http://reconstruction.eserver.org/Issues/161/Caswell.shtml.


Kim Gomez

Positions

  • Associate Professor of Education (and Information Studies)

Education

  • Ph.D., Educational Psychology, University of Chicago, 1994

Teaching & Research Interests

Kim Gomez' work is centered in examining teachers’ and students’ development and use of literate practices in formal and informal contexts. She considers investigation and support of literate practices as a foundational area of inquiry because of its singularly important role in providing access to educational opportunity, and supporting equitable achievement and attainment outcomes. Her aim is to inform the design and study of interventions that contribute to theoretical understanding, and useful and usable approaches to leveraging language and literacy tools particularly in mathematics, science, and technology use. She approaches inquiry into literate practices as a learning scientist.  This orientation emphasizes the primacy of context in designing tools, routines and interventions, and in understanding the development, experience, and outcomes associated with learning.  In addition, her approach to the design of educational interventions and professional development is reflected in the collaborative and participatory nature of the work with teachers, and other frontline practitioners. She has 3 research strands:  1) improving access to disciplinary learning, particularly for middle school, secondary, and community college students in mathematics and science classrooms; (2) supporting improved classroom contexts, pedagogy, curricula, and assessments for through language and literacy-infused mathematics and science design; (3) engaging in developmental evaluation research in school reform efforts, afterschool programs, and career technical education settings. 

Select Publications

Zywica, J., Gomez, K., Matsumura, L. (in press). Creating new figured worlds through media literacy: Developing identity in a Language Arts classroom. International Journal of Learning and Media.

Gomez, K. & Lee, U-S. (2015) Situated cognition and learning environments: implications for teachers on- and offline in the new digital media age, Interactive Learning Environments, 23:5, 634-652

Gomez, K., Gomez, L., Rodela, K., Horton, E., Cunningham, J., & Ambrocio, R. (November, 2015). Embedding language support in developmental mathematics lessons: Exploring the value of design as professional development for community college mathematics instructors. Journal of Teacher Education, Special Issue on Improvement in Education.

Wardrip, P., Gomez, L., & Gomez, K. (2015). We modify each other’s lessons: the role of literacy work circles in developing professional community, Teacher Development: An International Journal of Teachers’ Professional Development.