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Amelia Gibson, Ph.D.

ASD Researchers at UNC

Assistant Professor/School of Information and Library Science

Dr. Amelia Gibson is an assistant professor in the School of Information and Library Science.  Her areas of expertise include the information needs and practices of individuals with disabilities, health information behavior, information access and poverty, place-based communities and information practices,  and information worlds.  Dr. Gibson studies health, wellness, and information practices and access in local communities and on the internet.  She is particularly interested in the effects of place, space, power, and community on information worlds, information behavior, information needs, and information access.  

Her current work focuses on information poverty and marginalization, and how intersections of identity, place, space, and social and economic power/privilege influence information access and information behavior among young women of color and people with disabilities.  Dr. Gibson earned her PhD and MLIS from Florida State University in Tallahassee, and her AB from Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire. Prior to joining the SILS faculty, she was a research associate at the Information Use Management and Policy Institute, where she studied issues related to rural communities and e-government, and broadband adoption through community anchor institutions. 

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