Picture of Amelia Gibson, wearing glasses and smiling.

Biography

 

Amelia Gibson is an Assistant Professor at the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. My primary research interests focus on the ways that information and data are used by and against marginalized communities, with a focus on health and wellness in communities of color (particularly among women and girls) and among disabled people. Her work explores the ways we understand and replicate systemic information poverty, marginalization, and equity in local communities and on the internet. She is the director of the Community Equity, Data and Information Lab (https://cedi.unc.edu/)  at Chapel Hill.

Dr. Gibson is an affiliate with the Center for Critical Race and Digital Studies, a fellow with the UNC Center for Media Law & Policy, the Parr Center for Ethics, and the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute. She has also been a Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholar and the recipient of a Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian IMLS Early Career grant from the U. S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.  

She holds a Ph.D. and MLIS from Florida State University, and a BA from Dartmouth College.