Stacy E. Wood
Stacy E. Wood is a PhD student in Information Studies at UCLA. She holds an M.L.I.S. with a specialization in archives from UCLA and a B.A. in Literature and Gender Studies from Pitzer College. Stacy's research focuses on the historical, legal and theoretical foundations of classified information as well as its material practices and artifactual features. She is also interested in information cultures within intelligence agencies and government bodies as well as archival, cultural and technical responses to innovation.
Marika Cifor is doctoral student in Information Studies at UCLA, where she is also pursuing a Concentration Certificate in Gender Studies. Her research interests include affect, community archives, queer and feminist theories, bodies and embodiment, and collective memory. She is beginning work on her critical archival studies dissertation, a qualitative examination of nostalgia, representation and the records of HIV/AIDS activism.
Lauren Ilano is a third year doctoral student in the Higher Education and Organizational Change division of the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at UCLA, where she is also pursuing a Concentration Certificate in Asian American Studies. She holds a B.A. in Gender Studies and Psychology from UC Davis. Lauren’s research explores emerging forms of civic engagement undertaken by Students of Color to contest persistent inequalities in higher education. She also works as a Graduate Mentor for the McNair Scholars Program at UCLA’s Academic Advancement Program.
Seth Erickson is a doctoral candidate in Information Studies at UCLA. Building on his experience as a creative programmer and web developer, Erickson's work focuses on forms of production in contemporary digital scholarship. His dissertation research consists of a comparative case study of software development practices observed in two scholarly communities, in computational physics and the digital humanities. As a practicing developer, Erickson has extensive experience collaborating with humanities and social science researchers in the implementation of digital projects. He is also the lead developer for Triple Canopy, a web-based art and literature magazine based in New York. Erickson holds an MLIS from UCLA and a BA in History of Art and Architecture from Brown University.