Distinguished Research Professor
Information Studies
University of California, Los Angeles

phone: (310) 825-6164; fax: (310) 206-4460


Christine L. Borgman, Distinguished Research Professor of Information Studies at UCLA, is the author of more than 250 publications in information studies, computer science, communication, and law. These include three books from MIT Press: Big Data, Little Data, No Data: Scholarship in the Networked World (2015), winner of the 2015 American Publishers Award for Professional and Scholarly Excellence (PROSE Award) in Computing and Information Sciences; Scholarship in the Digital Age: Information, Infrastructure, and the Internet (2007); and From Gutenberg to the Global Information Infrastructure: Access to Information in a Networked World (2000). The latter two books won the Best Information Science Book of the Year award from the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIST).

At UCLA, she directs the Center for Knowledge Infrastructures with research grants from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the National Science Foundation, and other sources. In 2018-19, she is a Visiting Scholar at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, the Harvard Data Science Initiative, and the Berkman-Klein Center for Internet and Society. In 2017-18, she was a Visiting Scholar at Lund University in Sweden. Prior visiting posts include the University of Oxford, Oliver Smithies Fellow at Balliol College and Visiting Scholar at both the Oxford Internet Institute and the Oxford eResearch Centre; Digital Archiving and Networked Services (DANS) and the eHumanities Group in the Netherlands, hosted by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW); Fulbright Scholar in Budapest, Hungary; and Visiting Professor at Loughborough University, U.K.

Editorial Board activities include the Harvard Data Science Review, PLOS One, Journal of Data and Information Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences, International Journal of Digital Curation, Information Research, and Journal of Library & Information Science Research, published by the Library Association of the Republic of China (Taiwan).

Professor Borgman is a member of the Library of Congress Scholars Council; a member of the advisor board of the Electronic Privacy Information Center; a Council Member of the Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICSPR); member of the CLARIAH International Advisory Panel; and is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and of the Association for Computing Machinery. She previously served on the U.S. National Academies’ Board on Research Data and Information and the U.S. National CODATA. She chaired the Committee to Visit the Harvard Library and co-chaired the CODATA-ICSTI Task Group on Data Citation and Attribution.

Other honors and awards include the Paul Evan Peters Award from the Coalition for Networked Information, Association for Research Libraries, and EDUCAUSE, and the Research in Information Science Award from ASIST, and a Legacy Laureate of the University of Pittsburgh. She has keynoted conferences and events in the sciences, social sciences, computer and data science, medicine, law, and the humanities, as listed. Prof. Borgman also holds the title of University of California Presidential Chair in Information Studies, Emerita.