PhD Presentation: Dr. Grant Campbell
May 1 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
12:30 – 2:00 PM
2025 E Newport Ave
Dr. Grant Campbell
Information and Media Studies
University of Western Ontario, Canada
Queer Theory, Information Studies and the Strength of Multiple Voices
This presentation will explore queer theory as a theoretical scaffolding for information studies. It will expand Elin Jacob’s metaphor of “scaffolding” beyond its original context of cognition, to offer queer theory as a means of broadly supporting a variety of frameworks for the study of information, rather than entrenching one at the expense of others. Drawing on examples across the spectrum of queer scholarship in the field of information studies, as well as related examples in critical theory and feminist theory, the presentation will present queer perspectives, not as a new paradigm of the field, but as a new means of supporting vibrant and informed relationships among multiple information paradigms.
Dr. Grant Campbell is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Information and Media Studies at the University of Western Ontario in Canada.He specializes in the field of knowledge organization, particularly as it supports the concerns of specialized groups, including individuals with dementia and their caregivers, and LGBTQ+ communities in both North and South America.His research on queer theory has been published in Library Trends and Knowledge Organization.