Kendall L Roark

University Title:
Assistant Professor
Research Data

Professional Information

Faculty Rank:
Assistant Professor
Liaison Areas:
Courses Taught:
ILS 230 (ILS 295/ CS 290) Data Science & Society: Ethical Legal Social Issues
ILS 595 Open Seminar in Critical Data Studies
ILS 595/ANTH 592 Data Management & Curation for Qualitative Research
HONR 399/395 Critical Data Studies
WGSS 499 Feminist Archives - Amelia Earhart (Directed Research)
WGSS 599 Feminst Digital Activism (Independent Study)
WGSS 682, Feminist Research & Methodology
ANTH 699 Research PhD Thesis (directed research)
Research Areas:
science & technology studies (STS); data & algorithm ethics; anthrodesign; visual anthropology
PhD/MA, Anthropology (Temple University)
Grad Certificate, Women's Studies (Temple University)
Grad Certificate, Summer Institute on Sexuality, Culture & Society (University of Amsterdam)
Grad Certificate, Media Arts Preservation Institute (Danube University Krems)
BA, Anthropology & minor, Women's Studies (Northern Arizona University)
Honors and Awards:
Purdue LIbraries Dean's Individual Award for Advancing a Libraries Strategic Initiative (Digital Humanities) - 2018
Purdue Libraries Scholars Grant (for research at the Arizona Queer Archives for a book chapter) - 2018
Purdue University International Travel - Research Grant (to meet with University of Alberta research collaborators) - 2017

Purdue Mellon Global Grand Challenges Grant for Big Data Ethics: Detecting Bias in Data Collection, Algorithmic Discrimination and ‘Informed Refusal'. Chris Clifton (PI), Dan Kelly (co-PI) and Kendall Roark (co-PI), 2017 – 2018

CLIR Cataloging Hidden Special Collections & Archives Grant for Bridging the Research Data Divide: Rethinking Long-term Value and Access for Historical and Contemporary Maternal, Infant and Child Health Research. K. Hammond-Baker/Emily Gustainis (Harvard, PI); Sharon Farnel (University of Alberta, co-PI); Kendall Roark (co-PI), 2015 - 2017

CLIR/DLF Postdoctoral Fellowship in Data Curation for the Sciences and Social Sciences (University of Alberta), 2013 - 2015

Memberships and Service:

American Anthropological Association / Society for Visual Anthropology 
American Library Association / ACRL
Society of American Archivists
Society for Applied Anthropology 
4S - Society for Social Studies of Science
Society for Applied Anthropology