FIMS Profile

Alissa Centivany
Assistant Professor

FIMS & Nursing Building Room 4093
Phone: 519-519-661-2111 x88510

University of Western Ontario
London, Ontario, Canada N6A 5B7
Fax: 519-661-3506
acentiva@uwo.ca
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Alissa Centivany is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Information and Media Studies at the University of Western Ontario.  Her work explores processes of sociotechnical transformation and, in particular, the co-evolution of intellectual property law, technology, ethics, and social practice.  She earned her PhD in 2016 from the University of Michigan's School of Information and also holds a JD specializing in intellectual property and technology law.  Prior to joining FIMS, she was the inaugural Microsoft Research Fellow at the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology at the University of California-Berkeley School of Law and a researcher at the Centre for Innovation Law and Policy at the  University of Toronto's Faculty of Law.   

 

 

Alissa Centivany currently teaches graduate courses at FIMS on "Information Ethics" [FIMS 9137] and “Managing and Working in Information Organizations” [MLIS 9005].  She also regularly supervises graduate students' independent research; recent projects cover topics including artificial intelligence, indigenous archives, open access, ed tech, revenge porn, and more.

Alissa Centivany's research explores processes of sociotechnical transformation and, in particular, the co-evolution of intellectual property law, technology, ethics, and social practice. Current areas of inquiry include: repair, ed tech, participatory policymaking in online environments, and scholarly communications/open access.