Curriculum Vitae

Formal Education

University of California, San Diego, Ph.D. in Communication and Science Studies, March 2010

Carleton University, M.A. in Communication, 2000

University of Calgary, B.A. in History (First Class Honors), 1998

Significant Continuing Education

Research Fellowship, Center for 21st Century Studies, College of Letters & Science, University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee, August 2016 to Present

Post-Doctoral Fellowship, School of Information Studies, University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee, August 2011 — July 2012

Academic and Professional Positions Held

Assistant Professor, School of Information Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, August 2012 — Present

Instructor, Department of Communication, University of California, San Diego, January 2010 — July 2011

Research, Scholarship, and Professional Activities

Articles and papers published or accepted for publication in academic and professional print and electronic journals

Kozak, N. I. (2017). Building community, breaking barriers: Little Free Libraries and local action in the United States. M/C Journal, 20(2). [Refereed.]

Haigh, M., Haigh, T. & Kozak, N. I. (2017). Stopping fake news: The work practices of peer-to-peer counter propaganda. Journalism Studies. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1461670X.2017.1316681 [Refereed.]

Kozak, N. I. (2016). “Who’s afraid of the Big Bad Wolf”’: Canadian Radio Policy and the Moose Jaw Radio Association, 1922-1947.” Media History. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13688804.2016.1229123 [Refereed.]

Kozak, N. I. (May/June 2015). “If you build it, they will come”: Lusk, Wyoming, and the Information Highway Imaginaire, 1989-1999. Information & Culture: A Journal of History, 50(2), 236-256. [Refereed.]

Kozak, N. I. (2014). Local communities and home rule: Extending the Alberta SuperNet to unserved areas. Journal of Community Informatics, 10(2). [Refereed.]

Chapters in books published by appropriate publishers

Kozak, N. I. (2015). Access to infrastructure. In Ang, P. H. & Mansell, R. (Eds.), International Encyclopedia of Digital Communication & Society. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell. DOI: 10.1002/9781118290743/wbiedcs146 [Invited.]

Kozak, N. I. (2005). Advice ideals and rural prairie realities: National and prairie scientific motherhood advice, 1920-29. In S. A. Carter, P. Roome, L. Erickson, & C. Smith (Eds.), Unsettled Pasts: Reconceiving the West through Women’s History (pp. 179-204). Calgary: University of Calgary Press. [Invited.]

Boschma, G. & Kozak, N. (2005). Continuity and change, 1990-2004. In Faculty of Nursing on the Move: Nursing at the University of Calgary, 1969-2004 (pp. 157-230). Calgary: University of Calgary Press. [Invited.]

Research projects conducted and grants received (indicate source and amount)

Kozak, N. I. & Zimmer, M. Assessing the implementation of CIPA-mandated filtering in U.S. public libraries. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Research Growth Initiative (RGI) Grant, July 1, 2017 – December 31, 2018. Principal investigator, $75,102. [Refereed.]

Book reviews, editorials, interviews, and other minor publications

Haigh, T. & Kozak, N. (2015). Making Time for the Past: Historical Scholarship in the Information School. In Proceedings of the Annual Conference of CAIS/Actes du congrès annuel de l’ACSI

Haigh, M. & Kozak, N. (2015). The Social Study of Information Work: StopFake.org and Ukraine’s Online War with Russia. In Proceedings of the Annual Conference of CAIS/Actes du congrès annuel de l’ACSI

Haigh, T. & Kozak, N. (2014). Exploring the Social Studies of Information. In iConference 2014 Proceedings (pp. 1189-1190). doi: 10.9776/14248

Papers and other presentations at academic and professional meetings

Kozak, N. I. (2017, October). “‘Oh, I Can’t Have that in There’: Little Free Library Stewards and Intellectual Freedom.” Information Policy & Pizza. Center for Information Policy Research. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Kozak, N. I. (2017, October). “Stopping Fake News: Un exemple ukrainien.” Les fausses nouvelles: le nouveau visage d'un vieux problème. Centre d‘études sur les médias. Montréal, Canada. [Invited Speaker; Short Paper in French]

Kozak, N. I. (2015, July). “When Municipal Competition is a Threat: Exploring the History of Corporate Challenges to Municipal Communications Provision.” International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) Annual Conference. Montréal, Canada. [Refereed Abstract; Short Paper]

Haigh, T., Kozak, N. I., & Haigh M. (2015, June). “Making Time for the Past: Historical Scholarship in the Information School.” 43rd Annual Conference of the Canadian Association of Information Science (CAIS), Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario. [Refereed Abstract; Notes/Slides]

Haigh, M., Kozak, N. I., & Haigh, T. (2015, June). “The Social Study of Information Work: StopFake.org and Ukraine’s Online War with Russia.” 43rd Annual Conference of the Canadian Association of Information Science (CAIS), Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario. [Refereed Abstract; Notes/Slides]

Kozak, N. I. (2015, May). ‘“If You Build It, They Will Come’: Lusk, Wyoming, and the Information Highway Imaginaire, 1989-1999.” International Communication Association (ICA) Annual Conference. San Juan, Puerto Rico. [Refereed Panel Proposal; Video Presentation]

Kozak, N. I. (2013, June). “‘Knitwear Cases Seem to be Particularly Tricky’: Bloggers’ and Blog Readers’ Understandings of Intellectual Property Law.” International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) Annual Conference. Dublin, Ireland. [Refereed Abstract; Notes/Slides]

Kozak, N. I. (2013, June). “‘Simply Scan, Print and Repeat’: New Challenges to Intellectual Property Laws and Potential Futures.” International Communication Association (ICA) Annual Conference. London, UK. [Refereed Position Paper; Formal paper]

Kozak, N. I. (2013, June). “From a Chocolate Allergy Curse to a Cease and Desist Order?: Handicrafters’ Responses to Intellectual Property Issues.” Department of Communication 30th Anniversary Celebration, University of California, San Diego. La Jolla, California. [Invited Speaker; Notes/Slides]

Kozak, N. I. (2012, October). “A Chocolate Allergy Curse or a Cease and Desist Order?: Handicrafters’ Responses to Intellectual Property Issues.” Association of Internet Researchers’ Conference 13.0: Technologies Conference. Greater Manchester, UK. [Refereed Abstract; Notes/Slides]

Kozak, N. I. (2012, March). “On Rabbits, Owls, and Monsters: Examining Intellectual Property Rights in Handicraft Communities.” Out of the Attic and Into the Stacks: Feminism in LIS: The Unconference, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Milwaukee, Wisconsin. [Invited Speaker; Notes/Slides]

Kozak, N. I. (2011, November). “Edging Back from the Neoliberal? Broadband Expansion and the Federal Government’s American Reinvestment and Recovery Act.” National Communication Association Annual Convention. New Orleans, Louisiana. [Refereed Abstract; Notes/Slides]    

Kozak, N. I. (2009, November). “‘One of the Most Brilliant Government Innovations’: Overcoming the Digital Divide in Alberta, Canada.” The Association for Canadian Studies in the United States (ACSUS) Biennial Conference. San Diego, California. [Refereed Abstract; Short Paper]

Kozak, N. I. (2009, November). “The Cadillac and ‘Old Technology’: Expanding Broadband to Rural and Underserved Americans, Lessons from the Alberta, Canada, SuperNet Case.” National Communication Association Annual Convention. Chicago, Illinois. [Refereed Abstract; Short Paper]

Kozak, N. I. (2009, October-November). “The Broadband Stimulus Act and Lessons from History: Telecommunications Development in the Rural Western U.S.” Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) Annual Meeting. Washington, D.C. [Refereed Abstract; Short Paper]

Kozak, N. I. (2009, October). “‘One of the Most Brilliant Government Innovations’: Overcoming the Digital Divide in Alberta, Canada.” (Working Paper for ACSUS). Western Canadian Studies Association (WCSA) Symposium, University of Southern California. Los Angeles, California. [Invited Speaker; Short paper]

Kozak, N. I. (2007, October). “Another Chapter in a Long Tale of Helping Themselves: Local High Speed Internet Solutions in Rural and Small-Town Alberta.” (Revised version). Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) Annual Meeting. Montréal, Québec. [Refereed Abstract; Short paper]

Kozak, N. I. (2007, May-June). “Another Chapter in a Long Tale of Helping Themselves: Local High Speed Internet Solutions in Rural and Small-Town Alberta.” Canadian Communication Association Annual Conference, Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Saskatchewan. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. [Refereed Abstract; Short paper]

Kozak, N. I. (2007, May). “The SuperNet is Here: Connecting to the High-Speed Network in Rural Alberta.” International Communication Association (ICA) Annual Conference. San Francisco, California. [Refereed Abstract; Short paper]

Kozak, N. I. (2006, November). “Silent but for the Incessant Hum: Connecting to the SuperNet in Rural Central Alberta.” Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) Annual Meeting. Vancouver, British Columbia. [Refereed Abstract; Short paper]

Kozak, N. I. (2005, October). “Bruno Latour’s ‘Felix Culpa’: Science Studies, Context, and the Politics of Knowledge.” Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) Annual Meeting. Pasadena, California. [Refereed Abstract; Notes/Slides]

Kozak, N. I. (2005, June). “‘Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?’: Amateur Community and Private Commercial Radio in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, 1922-1934.” Canadian Communication Association Annual Conference of the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Western Ontario. London, Ontario. [Refereed; Formal paper]

Kozak, N. I. (2004, March). “Language and Image: Scientific Documents at the University of California’s College of Agriculture.” Science Studies Program Colloquium Series, University of California, San Diego. La Jolla, California. [Invited Speaker; Notes/Slides]

Kozak, N. I. (2002, June). “Advice Ideals and Rural Prairie Realities: National and Prairie Motherhood Advice, 1920-1929.” Unsettled Pasts: Reconceiving the West through Women’s History Conference, University of Calgary. Calgary, Alberta. [Refereed; Formal paper]

Kozak, N. I. (2000, May). “The ‘Consumption Junction’: Rural Communities and Communication Technology, 1900 to 1950.” Canadian Communication Association Annual Conference of the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Alberta. Edmonton, Alberta. [Refereed; Formal paper]

Kozak, N. I. (1999, June). “‘Among the Necessities’: A Social History of Communication Technology on the Canadian Prairies, 1900 to 1950.” Canadian Communication Association Annual Conference, Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Université de Sherbrooke. Sherbrooke, Québec. Awarded the Van Horne Institute Prize for the Best Student Paper. [Refereed; Formal paper]

Kozak, N. I. (1997, May). “Friendly or Fragmented?: A Historiography of Social Relations in Mid-Nineteenth Century Red River.” First Alberta Undergraduate History Colloquium, University of Alberta. Edmonton, Alberta. [Formal paper]

Editorials, reviews and interviews of one’s research by others

Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences. (2015, June 2). “How Ukrainian Journalists Identify Fake Russian Media Reports.” In Ideas Can… URL: http://www.ideas-idees.ca/media/media-releases/how-ukrainian-journalists-identify-fake-russian-media-reports

Articles, papers, chapters, or projects under review

None currently under review.

Other significant research, scholarship, and professional activities, completed or in progress, not listed elsewhere, but deemed significant

Kozak, N. I. (Article in preparation for submission). From a chocolate allergy curse to a cease and desist order: Handicrafters’ responses to intellectual property violations.

Chair, Panel on “No Law.” The Big No: A Center for 21st Century Studies Conference. Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (April 2017).

Chair, Panel on “Literacy and/as Access to Information.” International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) Annual Conference. Montreal, Canada. (July 2015).

Co-Organizer: Workshop on “Exploring the Social Studies of Information.” iConference 2014. Berlin, Germany. (March 2014).

Discussant: Panel on “Representation and Policy-Making.” International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) Annual Conference. Dublin, Ireland. (June 2013).

Organizer: Panel on “Weaving Handicrafts into the Web: Crafting Cultures and Online Communities.” Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR) Conference. Manchester, UK. (October 2012).

Moderator: Panel on “Designing and Crafting.” Association of Internet Researchers’ (AoIR) Annual Conference. Manchester, UK. (October 2012).

Organizer: Panel on “Policy in Practice: Evaluating the Implementation of Communication Legislation.” International Communication Association (ICA) Annual Conference. San Francisco, California. (May 2007).

Conference Co-Organizer: “Unsettled Pasts.” Department of History, University of Calgary. Calgary, Canada. (2002).

Teaching

Instruction in the Classroom, Laboratory, Studio, or Clinic

List of all courses taught

Spring 2012:

L&I SCI 110 Introduction to Information Science 3 credits, face to face, undergraduate, 19 students   

Fall 2012:

L&I SCI 110 Introduction to Information Science 3 credits, face to face, undergraduate, 41 students 

L&I SCI 465 Legal Aspects of Information Products and Services 3 credits, face to face, undergraduate, 23 students

Spring 2013:                 

L&I SCI 110 Introduction to Information Science 3 credits, face to face, undergraduate, 28 students

L&I SCI 465 Legal Aspects of Information Products and Services 3 credits, face to face, undergraduate, 23 students

Fall 2013: 

INFOST 110--002 Introduction to Information Science and Technology 3 credits, face to face, undergraduate, 44 students

INFOST 110--003 Introduction to Information Science and Technology 3 credits, face to face, undergraduate, 44 students

Spring 2014:                                

INFOST 465 Legal Aspects of Information Products and Services 3 credits, face to face, undergraduate, 26 students

Fall 2014: 

INFOST 110 Introduction to Information Science and Technology 3 credits, face to face, undergraduate, 32 students

INFOST 465 Legal Aspects of Information Products and Services 3 credits, online, undergraduate/graduate, 24 students

Spring 2015:                                

INFOST 465 Legal Aspects of Information Products and Services 3 credits, face to face, undergraduate/graduate, 25 students

INFOST 465 Legal Aspects of Information Products and Services 3 credits, online, undergraduate/graduate, 22 students

Fall 2015: 

INFOST 465 Legal Aspects of Information Products and Services 3 credits, online, undergraduate/graduate, 22 students

INFOST 660 Information Policy 3 credits, onsite, undergraduate/graduate, 14 students

Spring 2016:

INFOST 110 Introduction to Information Science and Technology 3 credits, face to face, undergraduate, 76 students

INFOST 465 Legal Aspects of Information Products and Services 3 credits, face to face, undergraduate/graduate, 24 students

Fall 2016:

INFOST 110 Introduction to Information Science and Technology 3 credits, face to face, undergraduate, 44 students

Spring 2017:

INFOST 465 Legal Aspects of Information Products and Services 3 credits, online, undergraduate/graduate, 29 students

Student Supervision

Doctoral Dissertation Committees:

Jeremy Mauger (Information Studies, committee member, PhD 2014)

Nicholas Proferes (Information Studies, committee member, PhD 2015)

Liza Barry-Kessler (Information Studies, committee member)

Jennifer Thiele (Information Studies, committee member, PhD 2016)

Shannon Crawford-Barniskis (Information Studies, committee member, in progress)

Ann Graf (Information Studies, committee member, in progress)

Yanyan Wang (Information Studies, committee member, in progress)

Michelle Hamberlin (Information Studies, co-chair, in progress)

Doctoral Independent Readings Supervision:

2012: 0

2013: 2

MLIS Fieldwork Supervision:

2016: 2

Undergraduate BSIST Internship Supervision:

2012: 0

2013: 1

2014: 5

2015: 5

Teaching Awards

SOIS Teaching Awards:

Fall 2012 for L&I Sci 110 and L&I Sci 465

Spring 2013 for L&I Sci 110 and L&I Sci 465

Fall 2013 for INFOST 110 (002) and INFOST 110 (003)

Other Teaching Activities

Co-presenter at SOIS PhD Workshop, “Who’s Afraid of Peer Review?” (November 17, 2016).

Participated in SOIS PhD Workshop on “Creating Posters” (November 12, 2015).

Co-presented Center for 21st Century Studies (C21) Grad Professionalization Panel: What to Expect as a Young Faculty Member (April 14, 2015).

Co-created SOIS PhD Workshop on “TA Experience and Course Design” with Donald Force (March 11, 2014).

Graded MLIS Proficiency Exams

Spring 2013: 17

Fall 2013: 11 and sat as a substitute member on the MLIS Proficiency Committee for an appeal

Co-presented SOIS PhD Workshop on “What to Expect as a Junior Faculty Member” with Terrance Newell (February 19, 2013)

Participated in the CIPR PhD Student Workshop (January 14-15, 2013)

Participated in the CIPR PhD Student Workshop with Annette Markham (April 5, 2013)

Service

Membership or leadership in department, school, college, division, university, or system committees and/or task forces

Digital Humanities Advisory Board, 2016 – 2018

SOIS Committee on Accreditation, Faculty Committee, 2016

SOIS Diversity Committee, 2015 – 2017

Elected to the UWM Faculty Senate, serving 2015 – 2018

SOIS Undergraduate Program Committee, 2014 – 2015

SOIS Undergraduate Program Committee, 2013 – 2014

SOIS Undergraduate Program Committee, 2012 – 2013

Involvement in student activities

Attended SOIS’ Spring Recognition Ceremony (May 19, 2017)

Attended SOIS’ Fall Recognition Ceremony (December 17, 2016)

Attended Wisconsin Library Association SOIS Alumni Reunion, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (October 26, 2016)

Participated in the UWM Panther Prowl 5K (October 8, 2016)

Volunteered at SOIS Welcome Back Carnival (September 14, 2016)

Attended SOIS’ Spring 2016 Recognition Ceremony (May 20, 2016)

Met with local high school students participating in the Future Success Program to discuss SOIS and college (April 18, 2016)

Participated in Chancellor’s Tournament of Champions Trivia Challenge (February 23 and 25, 2016)

Attended SOIS’ Fall 2015 Recognition Ceremony (December 19, 2015)

Attended Wisconsin Library Association SOIS Alumni Reunion, Middleton, Wisconsin (November 4, 2015)

Attended SOIS’ Spring 2015 Recognition Ceremony (May 16, 2015)

Attended the Annual Ted Samore Lecture (April 17, 2015)

Participated in UWM’s Fall 2014 Commencement Ceremony as a SOIS Faculty Representative with Richard Smiraglia (December 14, 2014)

Attended SOIS’ Fall 2014 Recognition Ceremony (December 13, 2014)

Nominated students for, and attended, Outstanding Nontraditional Student Awards Reception (November 5, 2014)

Participated in the UWM Panther Prowl 5K (October 12, 2014)

Volunteered at the SOIS Welcome Back Carnival (September 10, 2014)

Attended the Annual Ted Samore Lecture (May 3, 2014)

Attended the SOIS outing to the UWM Men’s Basketball game (January 24, 2014)

Invited to Guest Coach the UWM Men’s Basketball Team for working with student athletes (Fall 2013)

Attended SOIS’ Fall 2013 Recognition Ceremony (December 14, 2013)

Nominated students for, and attended, Outstanding Nontraditional Student Awards Reception (November 6, 2013)

Attended Wisconsin Library Association SOIS Alumni Reunion, Green Bay, Wisconsin (October 23, 2013)

Participated in UWM Panther Prowl (October 13, 2013)

Volunteered at the SOIS Welcome Back Carnival (September 11, 2013)

Hosted SOIS International Student Introduction Video with Nicholas Proferes (August 2013)

Participated in Spring 2013 Commencement Ceremonies as a SOIS Faculty Representative with Rakesh Babu (May 19, 2013)

Attended SOIS’ Spring 2013 Recognition Ceremony (May 18, 2013)

Attended the Annual Ted Samore Lecture (April 27, 2013)

Attended the 1st Annual School of Information Studies Student Research Conference (April 19, 2013)

Attended SOIS Alumni Basketball game (January 12, 2013)

Spoke to visiting 10th grade students from Hope Christian Academy about SOIS (January 28, 2013)

Participated in Fall 2012 Commencement Ceremonies as a SOIS Faculty Representative with Tom Walker (December 16, 2012)

Attended SOIS’ Fall 2012 Recognition Ceremony (December 15, 2012)

Spoke to prospective students and their families at the SOIS display for two shifts, UWM Open House (October 26, 2012)

Participated in UWM Panther Prowl (October 14, 2012)

Participated in University Housing’s Professor Office Hours Golden Ticket Program (residence hall visits) (September 25, 2012)

Community, regional, state, and national activities not covered elsewhere but deemed significant

Journal Article Manuscript Reviewer 

Mobile Media & Communication

Academic Conference/Workshop Reviewer

18th Americas Conference on Information Systems (2012)

International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) (2013, 2015)