Paul Duguid

Adjunct Professor

Weds 2 - 4 p.m. (by appointment)


The concept of information; the history of information; the history of "technocracy"; critical information studies.

Research areas


Current Research

Information and authenticity.  From a historical perspective: how we come to trust information we encounter and how we led credibility to information we share and what role brands and other forms of certification play.

Other Research

I am currently working with Profs. Anthony Grafton (Princeton), Ann Blair (Harvard), and Anja Goeing (Zurich) on Information: A Historical Companion, to be published by Princeton University Press, and with Dean Carla Hesse and Prof. William Hanks (Berkeley) on a series of monographs sponsored by Berkeley's Social Science Matrix and to be published by the University of California Press.


BA, English & Philosophy, Bristol University, UK, 1976
MA, English Literature, Washington University, St. Louis, 1980

What is the best thing about working at the I School?
Multidisciplinary faculty and students.

What Information issues interests you most?
Questions of authenticity of information.

Last updated:

September 19, 2019