Education and Awards

University of Wisconsin--Madison, Madison, WI.
PhD, School of Library and Information Studies, May 2012.
Coursework also in Languages and Cultures of Asia, Media Studies, and Anthropology.

University of Wisconsin--Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI. 
Master of Library and Information Science, August 2008.
Concentration: Archival Administration.

Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.
Master of Theological Studies, June 1999.
Concentration: World Religions.

Columbia College of Columbia University, New York, NY.
Bachelor of Arts in Religion, May 1997.


Winner, Fellows Ernst Posner Award for Best Paper Published in American Archivist, for Michelle Caswell, Marika Cifor, and Mario H. Ramirez, “’To Suddenly Discover Yourself Existing’: Uncovering the Affective Impact of Community Archives,” Society of American Archivists, 2016.

Waldo Gifford Leland Award for Best Publication, Society of American Archivists, 2015.

Library Juice Press Best Paper Award, 2014.

Best Conference Paper Award, Community Informatics Research Network, Monash University, Prato, Italy, 2013.

Eugene Garfield Award for Best Dissertation, Association for Library and Information Studies Education, 2013. 

Building the Future of Archival Education and Research Doctoral Fellowship.
Institute of Museum and Library Services, 2009-2012. 

Vilas Travel Research Award. University of Wisconsin--Madison, Winter 2011-12.

Holtz Center for Science and Technology Studies Spring Travel Grant.
University of Wisconsin--Madison, Spring 2011.

Linda Richardson Grant for Conference Travel.
University of Wisconsin--Madison, Summer 2010.

Holtz Center for Science and Technology Studies Summer Travel Grant.
University of Wisconsin--Madison, Summer 2010.

Best Student Paper Award.
Libri: International Journal of Library and Information Services, 2009.

Graduate School Fellowship.
University of Wisconsin--Milwaukee, 2007-2008.

Employee Travel Grant.
Asia Society Museum, 2001.

Frederick Sheldon Travel Grant.
Harvard University, 1999.

Summer Hindi Language Fellowship.
American Institute of Indian Studies, 1998.

Harvard Divinity School Fellowship.
Harvard University, 1997-1999.

Philip Astor Scholarship.
Columbia University, 1993-1997.