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Pnina Fichman

Chair, Department of Information & Library Science

Associate Professor of Informatics
Director, Rob Kling Center for Social Informatics
MLS Program Director
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Contact Information

fichman [at]
(812) 856-1587
Wells Library, 011


  • Ph.D. in Information and Library Science at University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, 2003


  • I303 Organizational Informatics
  • Z542 Seminar in international Information Issues
  • Z551 Library Management


Pnina Fichman is an associate professor in the School of Informatics and Computing, co-director of the Rob Kling Center of Social Informatics, and the chair of the Department of Information and Library Science. She earned her PhD from the University of North Carolina. Her research in social informatics focuses on the interaction between information and communication technologies and cultural diversity in online communities and virtual teams as well as online deviant behaviors, such as trolling and discrimination; she also studies information intermediation. In addition to her three books, Social Informatics: Past Present and Future (with Howard Rosenbaum), Global Wikipedia: International and Cross Cultural Issues in Online Collaboration (with Noriko Hara), and Multiculturalism and Information and Communication Technology (with Madelyn Sanfilippo), her publications appeared in Information and Management, the Journal of the American Society for Information Science & Technology, the Journal of Information Science, and many other venues.

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