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Christine L. Borgman

Distinguished Research Professor
Christine Borgman, distinguished research professor
Christine L. Borgman
Christine L. Borgman
Distinguished Research Professor

Christine L. Borgman conducts research in scientific data practices and information policy. Her publications in information studies, computer science, communication, and law include three award-winning books from MIT Press and more than 250 journal articles, conference papers, and other scholarly products. She has held Visiting Scholar positions at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, the Harvard Data Science Initiative, and the Berkman-Klein Center for Internet and Society; Lund University in Sweden; the University of Oxford; Oliver Smithies Fellow at Balliol College; Oxford Internet Institute and Oxford eResearch Centre; Digital Archiving and Networked Services (DANS) and the eHumanities Group in the Netherlands; Fulbright Scholar in Budapest, Hungary; and Visiting Professor at Loughborough University, U.K.

Teaching and Research Interests
Research Center


  • Distinguished Research Professor
  • Presidential Chair in Information Studies, Emerita


  • Ph.D., Communication, Stanford University
  • M.L.I.S., University of Pittsburgh
  • B.S., Mathematics. Michigan State University

Awards, Honors, and Fellowships

  • Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Fellow, Association for Computing Machinery
  • American Publishers Award for Professional and Scholarly Excellence (PROSE Award); Best book in Computing and Information Sciences (2015) for Big Data, Little Data, No Data: Scholarship in the Networked World
  • Best Information Science Book of the Year from Association for Information Science and Technology (2008) for Scholarship in the Digital Age: Information, Infrastructure, and the Internet

Select Publications

  • Borgman, C. L. (2015). Big Data, Little Data, No Data: Scholarship in the Networked World. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
  • Borgman, C. L. (2007). Scholarship in the Digital Age: Information, Infrastructure, and the Internet. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
  • Borgman, C. L. (2003). From Gutenberg to the Global Information Infrastructure: Access to Information in the Networked World. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press.
  • Borgman, C. L., Wofford, M. F., Golshan, M. S., Darch, P. T. (2021). Collaborative qualitative research at scale: Reflections on 20 years of acquiring global data and making data global. Journal of the Association of Science and Technology.