Alissa Centivany

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PhD student

Biography

Alissa is a PhD candidate at the School of Information, a research associate at the Centre for Innovation Law & Policy at the University of Toronto's Faculty of Law, and an instructor at the University of Toronto's iSchool. Alissa holds a Juris Doctor and is a member of the State Bar of Michigan.

Areas of interest

Alissa's research interests focus on the interplay among law, emerging technology, and processes of social transformation. Her current work explores these intersections in the context of mass digitization, digital libraries, scholarly communications, open access, open educational resources, information ethics, participatory policymaking in online communities, and broadband network infrastructure development.

Honors & Awards

Centre for Innovation Law & Policy Research Fellowship, 2014-2016
Yahoo! Student's Choice Teaching Award, 2012
Travel Grant, Society for Scholarly Publishing, 2010
Rackham Regents' Fellowship, 2009-2010
General Scholarship, School of Information, University of Michigan, 2008-2009
Microsoft Research Fellowship, 2006-2007
Silver Key Certificate, Wayne State University Law School, 2004
Faculty Award, Wayne State University Law School, 2003
Ira J. Spoon Scholarship, Wayne State University Law School, 2003
Phi Beta Kappa, University of Michigan, 2000
Phi Kappa Phi, University of Michigan, 2000

Education

Juris Doctor, Cum Laude, Wayne State University Law School, 2005
Bachelor of General Studies, Magna Cum Laude, University of Michigan, 2000