Justin Schell

Director, Shapiro Design Lab







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Justin Schell

Director, Shapiro Design Lab

About me

Justin Schell is the Director of the Shapiro Design Lab, a peer and engaged learning community in the University of Michigan Library. As part of his work in the Design Lab, he facilitates a number of community and citizen science projects, including the use of open source hardware with environmental justice community advocates, online crowdsourcing projects through the Zooniverse platform, and projects that increase the availability and accessibility of environmental data. In addition to his work at the Design Lab, he is a filmmaker, visual artist, and podcast producer. He holds a PhD from the University of Minnesota’s Comparative Studies in Discourse and Society program, where he completed a multimodal dissertation on immigrant hip-hop in Minnesota. He was a Council on Library and Information Resources Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Minnesota Libraries, where he founded the Minnesota Hip-Hop Collection, which is part of the Givens Collection at the University of Minnesota Libraries.



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