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RACHEL N. SIMONS

School of Information, The University of Texas at Austin
1616 Guadalupe Street, Ste 5.558, Austin, TX 78701-1213

rnsimons@utexas.edu

(Partial CV)

AREAS OF INTEREST:

Diversity and ethics issues in information and communication technology (ICT) development, education, and employment—especially in collaborative video game design work. Gender and race studies, as applied specifically to ICT use and development. Computer-supported cooperative work. Feminist science and technology studies and cyborg studies.

EDUCATION:

Ph.D., Information Studies (In progress)

University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX

Advisor: Kenneth R. Fleischmann

M.A., Comparative Literature                                           2012

University of Georgia, Athens, GA

Thesis: Becoming Cyborg, Becoming Myth: Embracing the Cultural Imaginary as a Critical Social and Political Tool

Committee: Ronald Bogue (Chair), Karim Traore, Peter O’Neill

B.A., Comparative Literature; minor in English            2006

University of Georgia, Athens, GA

PUBLICATIONS:

 

Considering Diversity in Collaborative Video Game Design Work

ACM CHI PLAY ’16 Extended Abstracts. October 2016. Austin, TX, USA. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2968120.2987749

Teaching Tweeting: Recommendations for Teaching Social Media Work in LIS and MSIS Programs

Simons, R. N., Ocepek, M. G., & Barker, L. J. 2016. J. of Education for Library and Information Science. 57(1). 21-30. doi:10.12783/issn.2328-2967/57/1/2

“Addressing Gender-Based Harassment in Social Media: A Call to Action”

Proceedings of the 2015 iConference. Available at: http://hdl.handle.net/2142/73743

Book review of Asian American Literature: A Brief Introduction and Anthology

The Comparatist. University of North Carolina Press; Chapel Hill, NC. Volume 35, May 2011. 264-266.

MA Thesis: Becoming Cyborg, Becoming Myth: Embracing the Cultural Imaginary as a Critical Social and Political Tool

Located online through UGA Libraries: https://getd.libs.uga.edu/pdfs/simons_rachel_n_201208_ma.pdf

PRESENTATIONS:

iConference 2015                                                                         March 2015

Lecia Jane Barker, Ramona Broussard, Sarah Buchanan, Daniel Carter, Jane Gruning, Ayse Gursoy, Nida Kazim, Eunyoung Moon, Melissa Ocepek, Rachel Simons (Panel Discussion)

21st Century Information Workers: What Core Competencies Should MSIS Students Learn? Newport Beach, California.

AWIT (Advancing Women in Technology) iSchool Showcase                         April 2014

Gender-Based Harassment and Social Media: Analysis and Impacts for Policy Development. The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX

“What We Read:” Graduate Conference in Comparative Literature            October 2013

Clay Templeton and Rachel Simons

Automating Ontography. The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX

FUNDED RESEARCH PROJECTS:

Graduate Research Assistant                                                               Summer 2015

“Personally Identifiable Information and Human Values in Patient Portals: A Systematic Review of Older Adult-Oriented Studies.”

Sponsor: Seton Healthcare Family, UT Austin’s CHASP, UT Austin’s Center for Identity

Co-PI, Social Media Professionals Module                                           Spring 2014

“21st-Century Information Workers: What Core Competencies Should MSIS Students Learn?”

Sponsor: Institute of Museum and Library Sciences

Graduate Research Assistant                                                                 Fall 2013

“Discovering and Explaining Technical Emergence through Analysis of the Language and Structure of Scientific Citation”

Sponsor: IARPA (Through Columbia University)

Graduate Research Assistant                                             Fall 2013- Summer 2014

“EESE: Collaborative Research: Understanding and Preparing Future Computer Professionals for the Ethical Complexities”

Sponsor: National Science Foundation

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