Sarah Roberts

Sarah Roberts

GSE&IS 211
300 North Charles E. Young Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1521

Titles and Positions

  • Assistant Professor of Information Studies


  • Ph.D., Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • M.A., Library and Information Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • B.A., French, Spanish; Certificate of Women’s Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Select Publications

  • Roberts, S.T. (2016). Digital refuse: Canadian garbage, commercial content moderation and the global circulation of social media’s waste. Wi: Journal of Mobile Media, 10(1), p. 1-18.
  • Roberts, S.T. and Noble, S.U. (2016). Empowered to name, inspired to act: Social responsibility and diversity as calls to action in the LIS context. Library Trends, 64(3), p. 512-532. DOI: 10.1353/lib.2016.0008
  • Roberts, S.T. (2016). In/visibility. In Letters & Handshakes (Eds.), Surplus3: Labour and the Digital. Toronto: Letters & Handshakes.
  • Roberts, S.T. (2016). Commercial content moderation: Digital laborers’ dirty work. In Noble, S.U. and Tynes, B. (Eds.), The intersectional internet: Race, sex, class and culture online. New York: Peter Lang.
  • Noble, S. & Roberts, S. T. (2016). Through Google-Colored Glass(es): Design, Emotion, Class, and Wearables as Commodity and Control. In S. Tettegah & S. Noble (Eds.), Emotions, Technology & Design. pp. 187-210. San Diego: Elsevier Academic Press.