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Tony Dunbar (he/his) is an Associate Professor in the School of Information Studies (SOIS). 

His research builds on the racial and social justice frameworks of Critical Race Theory (CRT).  His current efforts focus on developing curriculum, scholarship, and activism to expand the CRT framework into a platform specific for Information Studies: Critical Race Information Theory (CRiT). 

He is currently a co-convener for the Association of Library and Information Studies Educator’s Innovative Pedagogy Special Interest Group, and is the DU member board representative for the Black Metropolis Research Consortium (BMRC). Tony is also the first scholar to publish a CRT article in a peer-reviewed Information Studies journal.

PhD, Information Studies, University of California Los Angeles
MLIS, University of California Los Angeles
MEd, Teaching & Learning, University of Utah
MA, Communications & Training, Governors State University
BA, Speech Communications, Eastern Illinois University
Research Interests

Critical Race Information Theory / Critical Race Theory

Equity as a catalyst for Justice and Inclusion in LIS

Information Advocacy and Activism

Innovative Design of Critical-Culturally Conscious LIS Curriculum

Leadership and Professional Development

LIS and Community Engagement


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