Liza Barry-Kessler is a Ph.D. student and a B2A Fellow at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee’s School of Information Studies. Prior to entering the Ph.D. program, she practiced law for more than a dozen years, primarily working on issues related to privacy, technology, and the First Amendment.
Liza’s research focuses on areas of expression that are excluded from protection under US copyright law, such as recipes, fashion designs, and tattoo art. She is also interested in information policy issues related to privacy, freedom of expression, and communications technology, and in critical social science theories, particularly feminist and queer theory.
Liza is the co-author of Privacy in the 21st Century: Issues for Public, School, and Academic Libraries, and contributed to Mothering and Blogging: The Radical Act of the MommyBlog and to PunditMom’s Mothers of Intention: How Women & Social Media Are Revolutionizing Politics in America. She has also published a number of articles on technology policy issues, and has presented on these topics at academic conferences, blogging conferences, continuing legal education programs, and in other public fora. Liza is an alumna of the University of Wisconsin School of Law, and of Smith College. Her award-winning personal blog is occasionally updated at LizaWasHere.com; she also occasionally tweets as @LizaWasHere.
To reach Liza, email lizabarrykessler at gmail dot com.