DEI Research and Engagement

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are addressed across the research of the school. Sample scholarly and public outputs are presented below in alphabetical order of our faculty names within each category type. They cover topics such as race, gender, health disparities, migration, social justice, marginalized groups, alternative media, and much more.

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Marc Aronson and Susan Campbell Bartoletti editors, 1789 (Candlewick, 2020)

Marc Aronson, "Nonfiction So White: How Does Diversity and `Own Voices' Apply to Nonfiction?" The Horn Book, March, 2021.

Candy Cooper and Marc Aronson, Poisoned Water: How the Citizens of Flint Fought for Their Lives and Warned the Nation (Bloomsbury, 2020), School Library Journal "Best Book" 2020

Doerfel, M. L., & Gibbs, J. L (2020). Organizing inclusion: Moving Diversity from Demographics to Communication Processes. New York: Routledge.

Journal Articles

Bratich, J., & Banet-Weiser, S. (2019). From Pick-Up Artists to Incels: Con(fidence) Games, Networked Misogyny, and the Failure of Neoliberalism. International Journal of Communication.

Bratich, J. (2018). U.S. feminism, 1968 and mediated collective intellectuality. The Journal of Communication Inquiry, 42(3), 290–299. 

Floegel, D. & Costello, K. (2019). Entertainment media and the information practices of queer individuals. Library and Information Science Research, 41(1), 31-38.

Dalbello, M.. “Archaeological Sensations in the Archives of Migration and the Ellis Island Sensorium,” Archaeology and Information Research, a special issue of Information Research 24 (2: 2019)

Book Chapters

Costello, K. L. (2018). The burden of empowerment: Information work in online health communities. In T. Correia & V. Carvalho da Silva (Eds.), Old tensions, emerging paradoxes in health: Rights, knowledge, and trust. The 17th European Society for Health and Medical Sociology Biennial Conference, Lisbon, Portugal: CIES, ISCTE-IUL.

Marija Dalbello. “Ellis Island Library – ‘The Tower of Babel’ at America’s Gate.” In Libraries: Traditions and Innovations: Papers from the Library History Seminar XIII, ed. Katherine Wisser and Melanie Kimball, pp. 28-55. DeGruyter Saur, 2017.

Marija Dalbello and Catherine McGowan. “Memory Narrations as a Source for Historical Ethnography and the Sensorial-Affective Experience of Migration.” In Challenges and Solutions in Ethnographic Research: Ethnography with a Twist. Eds. Tuuli Lähdesmäki, Eerika Koskinen-Koivisto, Viktorija L.A. Čeginskas, pp. 161-184. New York: Routledge, 2020.

Marija Dalbello. “Reading Immigrants: Immigration as Site and Process of Reading and Writing.” In Reading and Writing from Below: Exploring the Margins of Modernity, ed. Ann-Catrine Edlund, T. G. Ashplant & Anna Kuismin, pp. 169-196. Umeå: Umeå University & The Royal Skyttean Society, 2016. . (

Conference Proceedings

Costello, K.L. & Floegel, D. (2019). An effort to characterize equity in mobile mental health assessment. SIG-SI (Social Informatics) Symposium. Oct 19, 2019. Melbourne, Australia.

Hawkins, B., Costello, K. L., Veinot, T. C., Gibson, A., & Greyson, D. (2017). Health information behavior research with marginalized populations. In Proceedings of the 80th Annual ASIS&T Meeting. Oct 28- Nov 1, 2017. Washington, DC

Senteio, C., Costello, K.L., & Singh, V. (2019). Lifting as we all rise: Addressing challenges to AI bias in healthcare. Human–AI Collaboration in Healthcare workshop, CSCW 2019, Austin, TX, November 9, 2019.

Hochstatter, K., Hull, S. J., Sethi, A., Burns, M., Mundt, M., Westergaard, R. P. (in press). Promoting safe injection practices, substance use reduction, hepatitis C testing, and overdose prevention among syringe service program clients using a computer-tailored intervention: A pilot randomized controlled trial. JMIR, 2(9):e19703. doi: 10.2196/19703


D'Ambrosio, Mary. "Burying Minority Istanbul: Last Glimpses of the Cosmopolitan City | Anthropology Now." Anthropology Now. April 16, 2015.

D’Ambrosio, M. (2015) “Crossing Switzerland’s St. Gotthard Divide.” Worldpress

D'Ambrosio, M. (2015) "Hordes at the Gates? Look Again.” The Huffington Post .

Alhallak, Raghad and D’Ambrosio, Mary. (2016) “Her Road from Damascus: a Syrian Refugee Story." Anthropology Now (digital edition)