About Diana Daly
I am an Assistant Professor in the University of Arizona iSchool, at the intersection of people, information, and technologies. My work is focused on engagement for students and communities in the past, present, and future mediated through digital technology. As an educator I specialize in social media, online collaboration and qualitative research methodologies. I deliver content to large audiences using performance techniques along with media technologies including collective blogs, video lectures, educational social media apps, and audio work. In my scholarship and teaching I draw from and build on an interdisciplinary fund of knowledge including archival studies, digital culture, performance studies, and digital humanities. My dissertation work deployed qualitative inquiry and community engagement in person and online to interrogate a parade in honor of the dead as an archives.
As Director of Individual Studies, I supervise undergraduate senior capstone projects and honors theses in our Information Science, Technology, and the Arts program; I coordinate and build partnerships to support undergraduate and graduate internships; and streamline approvals workflow.
Daly, D. (2017; revised 2018) Humans are Social Media.. An ebook published by Top Hat, Ontario, Canada.
Areas of Study
community archives, digital storytelling, social media, virtual communities, performance studies
2016 Created an instruction- and collaboration portal for teaching Digital Storytelling to graduate students in Wuhan, China: http://dsinchina2016.wikispaces.com/
2015 Organized a web-based composite story using interviews around race and history in the wake of racial terrorism in Charleston: http://eachothershistory.weebly.com/
2015 Organized a web-based composite story using interviews around the Supreme Court’s ruling for same-sex marriage: http://arainbowofinterviews.weebly.com/
2014 Started a repository of public domain images for Digital Storytelling program participants at Pima Community College Adult Education program to use: http://usables.omeka.net/
2014 Led students in the creation and networking of audio stories in the eSociety course Digital Storytelling and Culture, University of Arizona: https://soundcloud.com/doctordd/sets/digistorytechessays
2014 Online / Virtual Communities, a Prezi, in English
2013 Comunidades Virtuales, a Prezi, in Spanish
2013 Created and presented SBSRI Virtual Workshop, Spring 2013 debut, Online
2013 Digital collection based on research on puppeteer communities in Mexico: Puppetíteres
2013 Website and database/View integration in Drupal: Social and Behavioral Sciences Research Institute website
2013 Quantitative research outline based on user stories archived online: Self help vs. Collective Memory in the 9/11 Digital Archive
2012 Sharing-Oriented Copyright Education for Youth: Yes You Can Use that Copyrighted Work! (At least, a lot of the time) Presented live in 2014 for eSociety 150, University of Arizona
2012 Academic Library Subject Guide and Database Tutorial: Resources for Elementary Education Majors
2011 Independently Led Online Program Research: Presented to the Faculty Learning Community for Online Programs — Report — Spreadsheet — Presentation Presented live in September 2012 before the Faculty Learning Community for Online Programs, University of Arizona
2010 Integrated Information Organization: Metadata schema, thesaurus, pilot repository, and award-winning poster presentation as part of An Integrated Approach to Information Discovery in Consumer Breast Cancer Research Presented at GPSC Student Showcase 2010 and was awarded 1st prize in Health Sciences . Poster
Daly, D. (2016) Ephemeral commemoration as archival scenario-play in a borderlands community. A poster submitted for presentation at the National Women’s Studies Association Annual Conference, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Daly, D. (2016) Fugitive Archiving: Ephemera and Community Expressions. Presented at the Archival Education and Research Institute, Cleveland, OH.
Daly, D. (2016) Fugitive Archiving: Ephemera and Community Expressions. Presented at the Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory Annual Conference, Tempe, AZ.
Brooks, C. F. and Daly, D. (2015). Conceiving community: Interrogating artists’ discourse and role in their town. Paper submitted for presentation at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, November 19-22, Las Vegas, NV.
Daly, D. and Brooks, C. F. (2015). Imagery and meaning making: Preparing for and learning about a large-scale object performance event in community. Poster to be presented at the annual iConference, March 24-27, Newport Beach, CA.
Daly, D. and Brooks, C. F. (2015). Narratives, object performance, and the community of ‘all souls’ artists in Tucson, Arizona. Presented at the annual meeting of the Western States Communication Association, February 21-24, Spokane, WA.
Daly, D. (2014). FEEL LIKE A SIR: Rage Comics are the New Global Archetypes. Presented for the Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory (HASTAC) 7th annual conference: Hemispheric Pathways: Critical Makers in International Networks, April 24-27, Lima, Peru.
Daly, D. (2013). Poster: Que vivan los títeres: Virtual communication among Mexican puppeteers. Presented for the 21st annual University of Arizona Graduate and Professional Student Council Showcase 2013, November 8, Tucson, AZ.
Daly, D. (2013). Presentation: Que vivan los títeres: Virtual community support among puppeteers in Mexico. Presented for the 9th Annual Tinker Symposium of Graduate Field Research in Latin America, November 7, Tucson, AZ.
Daly, D. (2013). Poster acceptance: An Integrated Approach to Information Discovery in Consumer Breast Cancer Research. Association of Library and Information Science and Education (ALISE), January 22, Seattle, WA.
Daly, D. and Owens, S. (2011) Poster: An Integrated Approach to Information Discovery in Consumer Breast Cancer Research. Presented for the SIRLS 6th Annual Graduate Symposium, "The Broad World of Information: Issues, Applications, and Innovative Approaches," March 26, Tucson, AZ.
Daly, D. (2010). Presentation: An Integrated Approach to Information Discovery in Consumer Breast Cancer Research. Presented for the 18th annual University of Arizona Graduate and Professional Student Council Showcase 2010, October, Tucson, AZ. Winner: 1st Place, Health Sciences category.
social media, online collaboration, qualitative inquiry and digital society, community archives, ephemera, performance studies
See attached CV
Ph.D. - University of Arizona School of Information, in Information and Communication, May 2016
M.A. - University of Arizona School of Information Resources & Library Science (with Digital Information Management certification), May 2012
B.A. - Rutgers College, Rutgers University, in English and Women’s Studies, May 1997
- Individual Studies Courses (including INFO/ISTA/LIS 493, 498, 693, 698)
- ESOC 301 – Online Qualitative Research (for UA Online)
- ISTA 498 – Senior Capstone Project
- ESOC 150B – Social Media and Ourselves (a 300-student course taught face to face augmented with the TopHat instructional platform)