Kristin Eschenfelder

Associate Professor, School of Library and Information Studies, University of Wisconsin Madison

Kristin Eschenfelder is an Associate Professor at the School of Library and Information Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is also an affiliate member of the Holtz Center for Science and Technology Studies and a member of the Wisconsin Digital Humanities initiative. Her research areas are- Digital intellectual and cultural property, rights management, licensing, the scholarly electronic publishing industry, social informatics, government information. More generally, she is interested in almost everything related to social and cultural aspects of information technologies. She has recently developed an interest in financial literacy stemming from her LIS 202 course and her closet fandom for Planet Money.

She teaches a large undergraduate course called "Digital Divides and Differences in an Information Society" and graduate courses in database design, electronic resource management (how does JSTOR work anyways?), information policy and ethics, web design, research methods and introduction to technology.