About Me

Informal Bio:

I’ve been at UCD since July 2011 and am still learning more my university, my city, and the country of Ireland. Oh, and Europe. My research interests are varied (whose aren’t?) but broadly encompass the intersection of societies, cultures, and their attitudes towards this ubiquitous concept called “data”.  I’ve also worked on scholarly practices, what is increasingly called “research on research”.  I have also been Head of School since September 2015 and will step down August 31, 2018.  Please feel free to contact me about my research and teaching as well as for more information about the School.

Formal Bio:

Kalpana Shankar is Professor of Information and Communication Studies at University College Dublin’s School of Information and Communication Studies.  Her research examines how data and documentation practices and systems reflect and reify the larger society, culture, and institutions where they are enacted. Her current research projects focus on the sustainability and longevity of data archives and peer review at Science Foundation Ireland. Past projects include open data in Ireland and aging and technology for the home.

UCD Research Repository

Full CV is available here: fullcv

School of Information and Communication Studies
C120 Newman Hall, University College Dublin
Belfield 4
Dublin, Ireland
Ph: (353)17168359
Email: kalpana.shankar(at)ucd.ie