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Alexandria Rayburn


I am doctoral candidate at the University of Michigan, School of Information (UMSI) advised by Dr. Ricky Punzalan and Dr. Andrea Thomer. I research topics related to computing in museums and knowledge infrastructures. Specifically, I study the labor practices of maintaining digital systems.




Areas of interest

Museum Computing, Information Infrastructure, Data Curation

Honors and awards

2022 iConference Best Poster Award
2020 University of Michigan School of Information Merit Scholar
2019 Midwest Archives Conference Best Poster Award
2018 University of Michigan School of Information Wallace J.Bonk Scholarship
2018 University of Michigan School of Information Philip Berry Scholarship


Master of Science and Information, University of Michigan
Graduate Certificate Museum Studies, University of Michigan
Bachelor of Arts, in Arts and Humanities, Michigan State University

News about Alexandria Rayburn

UMSI research roundup. Tour guide robots, lonely data science. Check out UMSI faculty and PhD student publications.
Tour-guide robots | Lonely data science: UMSI Research Roundup

Recent UMSI faculty and PhD student publications. 

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First Paper Friday. Alexandria Rayburn. Persisting through friction: growing a community driven knowledge infrastructure. Archival Science.
First-Paper Friday: Alexandria Rayburn

UMSI doctoral candidate Alexandria Rayburn‚Äôs first paper explores efforts to decolonize archival practices and facilitate Indigenous access to cultural heritage collections. 

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