Allison Clark

Personal Information

First name: 
Allison
Last name: 
Clark
Brief Bio: 

Dr. Clark is currently a research scientist at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Distinguished HASTAC Scholar in Residence at the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute. Her research interests involve the creation and examination of culturally specific approaches and tools as intervention strategies in the areas of digital literacy and equity. She has researched, written, and presented on the digital divide and digital equity issues in the areas of computing, education and community. Her fifteen years of expertise in the area of digital access and inclusion has led her to create The Access + Digital Literacy Research Project.

Full Bio: 

Dr. Clark is currently a research scientist at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Distinguished HASTAC Scholar in Residence at the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute. Her research interests involve the creation and examination of culturally specific approaches and tools as intervention strategies in the areas of digital literacy and equity.

As Co-Director of the Seedbed Initiative for Transdomain Creativity, she explored the feasibility of using technology to create self-sustained interdisciplinary communities of collaboration involving artists, humanists, social scientists and technologists from around the world. While she was the Assistant Director of Digital Equity Initiatives at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications she worked to instill diversity in computing to assist in the equitable dissemination of new technologies fairly across racial, ethnic and cultural lines.

She has researched, written, and presented on the digital divide and digital equity issues in the areas of computing, education and community. She recently completed a research study on Community Technology Centers in Chicago Illinois as part of a grant from the State of Illinois to the Institute of Government and Public Affairs at the University of Illinois. Her fifteen years of expertise in the area of digital access and inclusion has led her to create The Access + Digital Literacy Research Project.