Emily is an assistant professor in the School of Information Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Her research interests include information access, intellectual freedom and censorship, information ethics, information policy, and the intersection of print culture and reading practices. She is also a member of the Mapping Information Access research team.
Emily recently edited Trigger Warnings: History, Theory Context, published by Rowman & Littlefield.
Emily’s book, Book Banning in 21st Century America, was also published by Rowman & Littlefield and is the first monograph in the Beta Phi Mu Scholars’ Series.
Emily received her Ph.D. from the doctoral program at the Rutgers University School of Communication & Information. Her master’s in library and information science is from the iSchool at Illinois. She also holds a B.A. in Religious Studies from Smith College and an A.M. in the same field from The University of Chicago Divinity School.
Emily serves on the boards of the Association of Information Science & Technology, the Freedom to Read Foundation and the National Coalition Against Censorship.