Robert D. Montoya

Robert D. Montoya
GSE&IS 232
300 North Charles E. Young Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1520

Robert D. Montoya

Assistant Professor, Director of California Rare Book School


  • Ph.D., Information Studies, University of California, Los Angeles, 2017
  • Master of Library & Information Science (M.L.I.S.), University of California, Los Angeles, 2015
  • M.F.A. in Creative Writing (Concentration in Poetry), Antioch University, Los Angeles, 2008
  • B.A in English (American Literature and Culture), University of California, Los Angeles, 2003

Teaching and Research Interests

  • Information representation and positionality
  • Library studies
  • History of the Book/Print, Visual, and Literacy Cultures
  • International library development
  • Critical and justice-oriented Information Studies
  • Post- and Decolonial Theory
  • Philosophy and ethics of information
  • Food, environment, and Anthropocene studies
  • Biodiversity information science and culture
  • Museum studies
  • Philosophy of science/science studies