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Lai Ma

Lecturer/Assistant Professor
School of Information and Communication Studies
01 716 8449
University College Dublin, School of Information and Communication Studies, Newman Building Belfield Dublin 4

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Lai Ma is an Assistant Professor at School of Information and Communication Studies at University College Dublin, Ireland. She serves as the Director of Master of Library and Information Studies programme and is a Council member of the Library Association of Ireland. Lai received her PhD in Information Science from Indiana University-Bloomington in 2012. Her research is concerned with the interrelationship between epistemology, information infrastructure (primarily bibliographic and citation databases), and its cultural and social affordances and implications. Her work has been influenced by philosophy of language, critical social theory, and social studies of science and technology. She has published conceptual and theoretical work about the concepts of information. Her recent work focuses on research evaluation practices, as well as the notion of impact in the context of knowledge production.


  • BSc(Econ)
    Chinese University Hong Kong
  • MLIS
    Indiana University IN. USA
  • PhD
    Indiana University IN. USA2007 - 2012