Greg Downey

Position title: Evjue-Bascom Professor, Associate Dean for Social Sciences


Phone: (608) 695-4310

4228 Helen C. White Hall

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Ph.D., History of Technology and Human Geography, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, 2000.

Areas of Interest

History and geography of information and communication technology and labor

Classes taught

Currently none, while serving as Associate Dean

  • LIS 201 The Information Society
  • LIS 450 Information Agencies and Their Environment
  • LIS 644 Digital Tools, Trends and Debates

Recent Publications

Kalpana Shankar, Kristin R. Eschenfelder, and Greg Downey, “Studying the history of social science data archives as knowledge infrastructure,“ Science & Technology Studies [special issue on Knowledge Infrastructures] 29:2 (2016).

Gregory J. Downey, Noah Weeth Feinstein, Daniel Lee Kleinman, Sigrid Peterson, and Chisato Fukuda, “The frictions of interdisciplinarity: The case of the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery,” in Scott Frickel, Mathieu Albert, and Barbara Prainsack, eds., Investigating Interdisciplinary Collaboration: Theory and Practice across Disciplines (Rutgers Univ. Press, 2016).

Greg Downey, “Media Meets Work: Time, Space, Identity, and Labor in the Analysis of Information and Communication Infrastructures,” in T. Gillespie, P.J. Boczkowski, and K. Foot, eds., Media Technologies: Essays on Communication, Materiality, and Society (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2014).