I earned my PhD in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. My research interests and activities include the provision of library services to people in juvenile detentions, jails, and prisons. I primarily examine the complex political and social systems that surround this work. Previously, I was the project coordinator for Mix IT Up!, an IMLS-funded project that recruited traditionally underrepresented LIS students to work with youth of color and LGBTQIA youth in a variety of community settings.
I am interested in the incorporation of critical praxis in LIS and in the critical evaluation of technology’s roles in carceral institutions and policing practices.