Director of Computing, Culture and Society
Informatics West 223
Christena Nippert-Eng is a sociologist and Professor of Informatics at IUB. Her scholarly interests include cognition, culture, gender, privacy, time, space, everyday life, ethnography, user-centered design and, most recently, the social behavior of nonhuman animals, especially the rest of the great apes.
School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering
Informatics West 301
Three questions that have directed much of my recent work are: What are the cultural logics, legal forms, and technological infrastructures that guide information management practices? How are law and technology used to mediate access? How is accessibility being framed as a fundamental human right and critical pathway to social enfranchisement? At this time I am completing publication projects and conducting follow up research on two ethnographic projects. What ties both of these projects together is my commitment to understanding how people go about sharing socially-charged information/knowledge with one another.