Vanessa Kitzie, Principal Investigator
Vanessa Kitzie, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor at the University of South Carolina School of Library and Information Science. Her research and teaching interests include human information behavior (with a focus on information marginalization), gender and sexuality studies, and social justice and diversity in librarianship. She is a recipient of IMLS Early Career Development (2018) and ALA Diversity (2019) grants.
Kitzie’s 2020 iConference paper, which reports on findings from her Early Career Development grant and was written with doctoral students Vera and Wagner, was nominated for the Lee Dirks Best Paper Award. She chairs the School of Library and Information Science’s Research and Doctoral committee and is on the Advocacy and Resources committee of the American Library Association’s Rainbow Roundtable.