University at Buffalo

Saguna Shankar (she/her)

Saguna Shankar

Assistant Professor

INFORMATION SCIENCE


Specialty/Research Focus

Care for Community Data; Information Practice; Information Policy; Interdependence

Contact Information
Department of Information Science
University at Buffalo
549 Baldy Hall (North Campus)
Buffalo, NY 14260–1000
Phone: 716-645-1481
sagunash@buffalo.edu

Personal website



Professional Summary:

For more about my research and teaching, please visit my website.

Education and Training:
  • PhD, University of British Columbia, Library, Archival and Information Studies (2023)
  • MLIS, University of British Columbia, Library and Information Studies (2016)
  • BA, University of London, English (2013)
Recent Publications:
Journal Article:
  • Tulloch, B., Kaczmarek, M., Shankar, S., & Nathan, L. (in press). When words are key: Negotiating meaning in information research. Journal of Documentation.
Recent Presentations:
Conferences:
  • Shankar, S. (2023, November 8–11). “Useless housewife data”: Claims of usefulness and uselessness in community-grounded environmental justice initiatives [Paper presentation]. Annual Meeting of the Society for Social Studies of Science, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States.;
  • Shankar, S. (2023, November 8–11). What’s the use of data? Epistemic authority and environmental injustice at Love Canal [Poster presentation]. Annual Meeting of the Society for Social Studies of Science, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States.;
  • Sinnamon, L., Nathan, L., Shankar, S., Hansen, M., and Marshall, D. (2023, June 6–9). Deliberating climate action @ the library: Supporting sense making & meaning making in the midst of uncertainty and difference [Panel presentation]. Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for Information Science / l’Association Canadienne des Sciences de l’Information. https://cais2023.ca/talk/panel2/Panel2.pdf;

Contact Information

Department of Information Science
University at Buffalo
549 Baldy Hall (North Campus)
Buffalo, NY 14260–1000
Phone: 716-645-1481
sagunash@buffalo.edu

Personal website