Renata G. Curty

Renata G. Curty

PhD Candidate

337 Hinds Hall | Phone: (315) 443-5509


Renata is a Fulbright/Capes Fellow PhD Student from Brazil who is current on a leave from her Assistant Teacher position at Londrina State University (UEL) for her Doctoral Studies in Syracuse. She got her B.S. Degree in Library Science (2003) with focus on Management and Corporate Libraries, and her MSc in Information Science (2005) with emphasis on Information Management at the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC). Her master thesis on information flow in dynamic and innovative environments was nominated to represent UFSC in the national prize of the Information Science Association (ANCIB) in 2006. 


Her interests includes: information architecture, information behavior, accessibility, usability, scholarly communication and platforms for scientific data sharing and reuse. 


I am a big fan of movies, being Lars Von Trier, Fernando Meirelles, Jean P. Jeunet, Kubrick, Almodovar and Tarantino my favorites directors. When it comes to literature, the favorite books I read were written by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, José Saramago and Clarice Lispector. In my free time I enjoy to be outdoors (when Syracuse weather permits). In terms of hobbies, I am paticularly excited about learning how to play the harmonica and to improve my photography skills.