CLASSES I TAUGHT:
at Rutgers University (The School of Communication and Information)
indigenous knowledge, information practices of indigenous information professionals, collaborative knowledge work, the production and circulation of cultural knowledge, virtual museums, social media, qualitative research, discourse analysis
Vamanu, I. (2013, August). Hermeneutics: A Metatheoretical Framework for Library and Information Science. The 8th International Conference on Conceptions of Library and Information Science (CoLIS), Royal School of Library and Information Science, Copenhagen, Denmark, August 19-22, 2013.
Vamanu, I. (2013, June). Telling Indigenous Stories: An Exploration of Narrative Structures in an Indigenous Exhibition. The 41st Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for Information Science (CAIS/ACSI), Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, June 6-8, 2013.
Vamanu, I. (2012, June). Hermeneutics as a Metatheoretical Framework for Library and Information Science. Paper presented at the 40th Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for Information Science (CAIS), May 31-June 2, 2012, Wilfrid Laurier University & the University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.
Vamanu, I. (2012, February). Dimensions of Indigenous Heritage Discourse and the Use of Technologies of Display in an Ethnographic Exhibition: A Case Study of the "Song for the Horse Nation" Exhibition (National Museum of the American Indian, New York). Poster presented at the iConference 2012, February 7-10, 2012, Toronto ON, Canada.
Vamanu, I. (2012, January). Constructions of Indigenous Knowledge among First Nations Museum Curators: Introducing the Sociology of Knowledge Approach to Discourse. Paper presented at the 5th Annual Ethnic and Pluralism Studies Graduate Research Conference. January 26-27, 2012, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Vamanu, I. (2011, June). North American Indigenous Curatorship and its Political Dimensions: A Discourse Analysis Perspective. Paper accepted at the 6th International Conference in Interpretive Policy Analysis: Discursive Spaces. Politics, Practices and Power. June 23-25, 2011. Cardiff University, Wales, UK.
Vamanu, I. (2011, March). North American Indigenous Curators' Discourses of Aboriginality and Material Practices of Curation: A Case Study of the 'Song for the Horse Nation' exhibition at the National Museum of American Indian (NYC). Paper presented at "To the Source" Symposium, 2011, March 31, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ.
Vamanu, I. (2011, February). North-American Aboriginal Curators’ Understandings of Aboriginal Cultural Heritage: A Discourse-Analytic Approach. Poster presented at the iConference 2011, February 8-11, Seattle, WA.
Vamanu, I. (2011, January). Applying Discourse Analysis to the Study of Aboriginal Curators’ Views of Cultural Heritage. Poster presented at the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) Annual Conference, 2011, January 4-7, San Diego, CA.
Vamanu, I. (2010, October). Conceptualizations of Cultural Heritage in Information Science. Poster presented at the American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) Annual Conference, 2010, October 22–27, Pittsburgh, PA. (with M. Dalbello).
Vamanu, I. (2010, April). The Nomad Social Media Application. Paper presented at the New Jersey Communication Association (NJCA) Conference, 2010, April 10, Morristown, NJ (with F. Kivran-Swaine, D. Halpern, and V. Kozo).
Vamanu, A. & Vamanu, I. (2013). “Scandalous ethnicity” and “victimized ethno-nationalism:” Pejorative representations of Roma in the Romanian mainstream media after January 2007. In J. Kubik & A. Lynch (Eds.), Post-Communism from within: Social justice, mobilization, and hegemony. New York: New York University Press.
Vamanu, I. (2012). Dimensions of indigenous heritage discourse and the use of technologies of display in an ethnographic exhibition: A case study of the "Song for the Horse Nation" exhibition (National Museum of the American Indian, New York). Proceedings of the 2012 iConference (iConference '12). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 641-643.
Dalbello, M. & Vamanu, I. (2011). Conceptualizations of cultural heritage in information science. Proceedings of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 47(1), 1-3.Vamanu, I. (2011). North-American aboriginal curators' understandings of aboriginal cultural heritage: A discourse-analytic approach. Proceedings of the 2011 iConference (iConference '11). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 788-789.)