Sarika Kumari Sharma

Ph.D. Student
337 Hinds Hall

Sarika is a currently a fourth year PhD student. Born and raised outside of Chicago, IL, she holds a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Pittsburgh and a¬†bachelor’s degree from University of Wisconsin-Madison in Zoology and South Asian Studies

Sarika is interested in large-scale, long-term technology investments in the form of information infrastructures within organizations. She is currently investigating the coordination and governance of infrastructure efforts that aim to preserve, store, and provide access to data within scientific communities. Her dissertation work is supported by the NSF-CHS.

She is currently a research assistant on the NSF-VOSS grant with Co-PI’s: Dr. Steve Sawyer and Dr. Carsten Osterlund. Using the sociomateriality lens, the research aims to understand how academic researchers use documents in their distributed, virtual collaborations.