Britt S. Paris is a critical informatics scholar studying how groups build, use, and understand information systems according to their values, and how these systems influence evidentiary standards and political action. She is currently thinking about new Internet infrastructures and current debates over artificial intelligence-generated information objects. Previously, she has published work on Internet infrastructure projects, digital labor, and civic data, analyzed through the lenses of critical, feminist, and de-colonial theory.
She has her MA in Media Studies from the New School in New York City and her PhD in Information Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles. She did her postdoctoral research at Data & Society Research Institute and remains affiliated there. She joined the faculty at Rutgers University as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Library and Information Science in Fall 2019.
At Rutgers University, she is an active member of the AAUP-AFT, and serves as a department rep. She co-organizes the Rutgers SC&I Power and Inequality Working Group which is on hiatus during the pandemic. Meanwhile, she co-organizes the Rutgers COVID-19 Communication & Misinformation Working Group with the Institute for Quantitative Biology and is on her department's Research committee.