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Anne Gilliland

Anne Gilliland

Associate Dean for Information Studies

GSE&IS 212
300 Young Dr. N
Los Angeles , CA 90095
Phone: (310) 825-8799


  1. Ph.D., Information and Library Studies with a cognate in Business Information Systems, University of Michigan.
  2. M.S. and Certificate of Advanced Studies, Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  3. M.A., Trinity College Dublin in English Language and Literature with concentrations in Old Norse and Anglo-Irish Literature

Teaching and Research Interests

  • Archives and recordkeeping in translocal and international contexts
  • Recordkeeping and archival systems and practices in support of human rights and daily life in post-conflict settings and for displaced persons
  • The role of community memory in promoting reconciliation in the wake of ethnic conflict
  • Memory, archives and diaspora
  • Bureaucratic violence and the politics of metadata
  • Digital recordkeeping and archival informatics
  • Research methods and design in archival studies
  • Primary sources and pedagogy, especially in K-12 settings

Select Publications

Gilliland, Anne J., Sue McKemmish and Andrew J. Lau, eds. Research in the Archival Multiverse (Social Informatics Monograph Series, Monash University Press, in press).

Gilliland, Anne J. “Networking Records in Their Diaspora: A Reconceptualization of ‘Displaced Records’ in a Postnational World,” in James Lowry, ed. Displaced Records (Oxford: Ashgate Press, in press).

Gilliland, Anne J. and Hariz Halilovich. “Migrating Memories: Transdisciplinary Pedagogical Approaches to Teaching About Diasporic Memory, Identity and Human Rights in Archival Studies,” Archival Science (in press).

Gilliland, Anne J. “Permeable Binaries, Societal Grand Challenges, and the Roles of the Twenty-first-century Archival and Recordkeeping Profession,” Archifacts (in press).

Gilliland, Anne J. “Electronic Records, Paper Minds.” in “All Shook Up”: The Archival Legacy of Terry Cook (Chicago, IL: Society of American Archivists, in press).