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Jill Woelfer receives award for Young Homeless and Persoanl Digital Technology Research

April 30, 2012

Jill Woelfer 2012

Jill Woelfer

Jill Woelfer, Information School, was just awarded the UW Graduate School Medal for her research on homeless young people and personal digital technologies. This award honors Jill’s scholarship and her commitment to social improvement in our neighborhood and far beyond. Currently a Fulbright Fellow to Canada, Jill is collecting comparative data in Vancouver, BC and Seattle on the musical listening experiences of homeless young people, with an eye toward social interventions through music and personal digital technologies. Over the last several years Jill’s research has appeared at CHI, in the Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, and in other places. Her dissertation committee includes Eliza Dresang, Batya Friedman, David Hendry (chair), Julie Hersberger (UNC, Greensboro, Dept. of Library and Information Studies), and Susan Kemp (GSR, UW School of Social Work).