Anne Gilliland

Associate Dean for Information Studies, GSE&IS

Department: Graduate School of Education and Information Studies
Phone: (310) 825-8799


Anne Gilliland's extensive career in research and teaching addresses the history, nature, human impact, and technologies associated with archives, recordkeeping and memory, particularly in translocal and international contexts. A Fellow of the Society of American Archivists and recipient of numerous awards in archival and information studies, she has held Honorary Research Fellow appointments with the Centre for Global Research, RMIT University in Melbourne, the University of Liverpool Department of History and the Humanities Advanced Technology and Information Institute, University of Glasgow. She has served as a NORSLIS (Nordic Research School in Library and Information Science) Professor at Tampere University, Finland; Lund University, Sweden; and the Royal School, Denmark. She has also taught courses as a visiting faculty member at Renmin University of China and the University of Zadar, Croatia.

Research Interests

  • Archives and recordkeeping in translocal and international contexts
  • Recordkeeping and archival systems and practices in support of human rights and daily life in post-conflict settings and for displaced persons
  • The role of community memory in promoting reconciliation in the wake of ethnic conflict
  • Memory, archives and diaspora
  • Bureaucratic violence and the politics of metadata
  • Digital recordkeeping and archival informatics
  • Research methods and design in archival studies
  • Primary sources and pedagogy, especially in K-12 settings