A photo of Bryan Semaan.
Associate Chair for Graduate Studies • Associate Professor
Information Science

Office: INFO 119

Bryan Semaan is an Associate Professor and the Associate Chair for Graduate Studies in the Department of Informaton Science at the University of Colorado Boulder. He examines the role of Information and Communication Technologies in enabling resilience amongst people immersed in challenging contexts (e.g. people’s experiences with racism and stereotyping, LGBTQ+ people “coming out”, and refugees integrating into new sociocultural contexts). His work draws on critical perspectives (e.g. decolonial, critical race, and feminist) to understand, critique, and create ethical, moral, just and equitable sociotechnical systems.

Before coming to CU Boulder, Bryan was an Associate Professor in the School of Information Studies at Syracuse University. He was also a postdoctoral scholar in the Department of Information and Computer Sciences at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He obtained his Ph.D. from the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Science at the University of California, Irvine, where he also received his B.S. and M.S. in Information and Computer Science.