As part of its Common Reading Experience and Banned Book Week programming, Albion College is proud to host Dr. Emily Knox on Thursday, September 15, in Goodrich Chapel at 1 p.m.
Dr. Knox is an associate professor in the School of Information Sciences at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign whose research focuses on information access, intellectual freedom and censorship, information ethics, information policy and the intersection of print culture and reading practices. Her publications include Book Banning in 21st Century America (Rowman & Littlefield), Trigger Warnings: History, Theory, Context (Rowman & Littlefield), Foundations of Information Ethics (ALA), and Foundations of Intellectual Freedom (ALA), as well as articles in the Journal of Intellectual Freedom and Privacy, Library Quarterly and Library and Information Science Research.
Knox serves on the boards of Beta Phi Mu and the National Coalition Against Censorship. She is also a member of the Mapping Information Access research team.
She received her Ph.D. in communication, information and library studies at Rutgers University and her M.S. in Library and information science from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. She also holds a B.A. in religious studies from Smith College and an M.A. in the same field from the University of Chicago Divinity School.