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Dr Kristen Schuster

Lecturer in Digital Curation

Research interests

  • Digital


Kristen Schuster completed her PhD at the iSchool at the University of Missouri in 2016. Before working on her doctoral degree Kristen completed her MS in Library and Information Science with an emphasis in archival management at Simmons College in Boston Massachusetts. 

Research Interests and PhD Supervision

  • Digital curation and knowledge organization for cultural heritage
  • Research and data management for DH and cultural heritage
  • Gender studies and theories in DH and information science

For more details, please see her full research profile.


My three primary areas of teaching cover: knowledge organization and representations; digital curation and digital cultural heritage;  gender issues/gender theories.

Expertise and Public Engagement

  • List Manager: Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing (SHARP) (2019-)
  • Member, DARIAH Research Data Management Working Group (2019-)
  • Member, Digital Preservation Committee Sub Committee for Research and Practice (February 2019-)

Selected Publications 

  • Schuster, K. & Dunn, S. (eds). (2020). Handbook on Research Methods in Digital Humanities. Routledge.
  • Schuster, K. and Grainger, J. (accepted, 2020). Digital cultural heritage: Collaborating with students and discovering lost museums. Education for Information.
  • Wang, N.E.; Kelley, B.; Price, L and Schuster, K. (June 2020). Beyond the multidisciplinary in fan studies: Learning how to talk among disciplines. Transformative Works and Cultures.
  • Schuster, K. and Stewart, K. (accepted, 2019) Using constructive alignment to support Metaliteracy in international classrooms. Journal for the Association for Library Science Education (JELIS).
  • Schuster, K. (2019). Libraries and literacy: Andrew Carnegie’s philanthropy in the American Midwest. Philanthropy & Education, 2(2), 75–94. DOI 10.2979/phileduc.2.2.04