Alison Harding

PhD Student

Alison Harding is a Ph.D. student at the University of Maryland, College Park – College of Information Studies studying rural identity and the narrative of metropolitanization through the lens of the information practices of rural youth exploring and navigating queer identities. She works with the UMD Extension to research the digital literacy and inclusion landscape of the state of Maryland and expand the network of digital literacy stakeholders across the state as a part of the Marylanders Online program. Prior to her time at UMD, she obtained her MS-ILS from University at Buffalo. For her previous career as a theatrical professional she obtained an MFA in theatre from Virginia Tech, and a BA in theatre from Wagner College.