School of Information Studies
Tony Dunbar (he/his) is Assistant Professor in the School of Information Studies (SOIS). He is also an equity, inclusion, and justice (EIJ) thought leader and serves as the SOIS EIJ Coordinator.
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 member of the American Library Association’s Diversity Research Grant Committee, a 2022 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). Dr. Dunbar recently authored a section introduction in the open access edited work, Knowledge Justice: Disrupting Library and Information Studies Through Critical Race Theory. Tony is also the first scholar to publish a CRT article in a peer-reviewed Information Studies journal.
LIS-701: Core Values, Ethics, and Issues in the Library and Information Professions
LIS-707: Leadership, Marketing, and Strategic Communication
LIS-708: Evidence-Based Planning, Management, and Decision Making
LIS-732: Introduction to Critical Race Information Theory
LIS-762: Critical Race Information Theory: Power of the Capture Moment
LIS-971: Doctoral Research Methods and Design II
LIS-990: Advanced Independent Study in Library and Information Science
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