Micah Bateman, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Micah Bateman teaches Foundations of Computing (an IT help-desk approach to user services) and Information Organization (a primer on the principles of cataloging and metadata). 

He is co-author of Mapping the Imaginary: Supporting Creative Writers through Programming, Prompts, and Research (ALA Editions: 2019). His book project is “Lyric Publics: The Uses of Poetry in American Social-Media Campaigns,” which has received support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and investigates the circulations of poetry online as political response during the Trump administration. He has also published poetry and creative prose in outlets such as Boston Review, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, and Privacy Policy: An Anthology of Surveillance Poetics, as well as in a single-author chapbook, Polis. Presently he is co-PI with Lindsay Mattock on an IMLS-funded grant project ("Activating Archives in Remote Communities: Training Rural LIS Professionals for Inclusive Memory Work") that investigates best practices for training librarians to organize inclusive, rural community memory.

Research areas
  • Social media
  • Digital humanities
  • Cultural analytics and criticism
  • Creative writing
  • Special collections and archives
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PhD English, University of Texas at Austin
MA Library and Information Science, University of Iowa
MFA Poetry, Iowa Writers' Workshop
BA English, Washington University in St. Louis
Design4Online certificate, University of Iowa
Inclusive Classrooms certificate, University of Texas at Austin

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