Dr. Ana Ndumu

University of Maryland

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University of Maryland


I am an Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland College Park's College of Information Studies. I specialize in the intersection of Black identity, libraries, demography, and social inclusion. My current work explores the information worlds of Black diasporic immigrants living in the U.S. I also examine the contributions of historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) to library and information science (LIS) education. 
My research is informed by my lived experience as an Afro-Latina immigrant and work experience as an HBCU librarian.  I write and talk about how information behavior is shaped by culture, and inequalities can often be addressed through better information access. Finally, my empirical studies and critical/perspective papers center on how LIS approaches toward immigrants and HBCUs reflect longstanding ideologies on race, ethnicity, language, class, national origins, and belonging.