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Liza Barry-Kessler

Liza Barry-Kessler

PhD Student

611310 School of Information Studies
Office:NWQB 6498
Phone:(414) 229-5400
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Barry-Kessler, Liza

Ph.D. Student


J.D., University of Wisconsin Law School, 1997

Semester Abroad, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, 1996

B.A., Sociology, Smith College, 1991

Research Interests 

Social Media
First Amendment
Feminist/Queer Theory

Scholarly Activities

B2A ("Barriers to Access") Fellow, funded by the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program; Research Assistant, Dr. Joyce Latham, 2011-present

Research Assistant, Dr. Sandra Braman, funded by the National Science Foundation, 2010

Barriers to Information Access: Did the FCC Consider the Information Needs of the LGBTQ Community in the New “Internet Neutrality” Regulations? IAMCR (International Association for Media and Communications Research) 2011 Istanbul Conference. Presenter, peer reviewed. July 2011.

Designing Privacy into the Internet: 1969-1979, 2010 SOIS Research Symposium. Presenter, peer reviewed. November 2010.

Barry-Kessler, E. (2009) "Endorsements, Testimonials, and Bloggers: The New FTC Guides," Wisconsin Lawyer, December 2009

Barry-Kessler, E., Adams, H., Boucher, R., & Gordon, C. (2005) Privacy in the 21st century: Issues for public, school, and academic libraries. Libraries Unlimited Press.

Barry-Kessler, E. (2000) Cyberspeech and the First Amendment: Can Community Standards Be Determined on the Internet?, with Gregory G. Rapawy, ATLA Convention Materials, July 2000

Professional Societies/Memberships

State Bar of Wisconsin
American Library Association