San Jose State University :: Faculty & Staff Web Pages: Debra L. Hansen's Home Page


Hansen, Debra L.

Professor,  Library & Information Science

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Phone Number(s)
(714) 278-7288

Areas of Expertise: History, Information Technology

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  • Doctor of Philosophy. Univ Of Cal-Irvine, 1988

Expertise Summary

Hansen currently teaches in the areas of archives, oral history, history of books and libraries, and information and society. She earned an MLIS from UCLA in 1983 and her doctorate in 1988 from the University of California, Irvine, where she specialized in 19th-century American social and women's history. Dr. Hansen's research lies at the intersection of history and library science, focusing on the professionalization and feminization of librarianship in the West. Her scholarship has been published in Libraries and Culture, Library Trends and other LIS and history periodicals as well as in edited anthologies and historical encyclopedias.