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Amelia Gibson

Amelia Gibson

Associate Professor
ameliag@umd.edu

Dr. Gibson studies information marginalization, trust, and safety online, and in health and learning institutions (libraries and education), with a special focus on maternal health equity and disability justice. Her current work focuses on connections between personal assessments of danger/risk and marginalized people’s use of defensive information behaviors to protect self, family, and community from institutional harm. Additionally, Dr. Gibson is a researcher with the Postnatal Patient Safety Learning Lab, where she does research on information needs of birthing people in clinical and community settings, patient-provider communications, trust, and safety. She is a faculty affiliate with the Center for Information Technology and Public Life and NYU’s Center for Critical Race and Digital Studies. Dr. Gibson is a recipient of a Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian IMLS Early Career grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). Alongside her role as an associate professor at the Info College, she will step into the Associate Director role for the Information Policy and Access Center (iPAC).