ShinJoung Yeo is a PhD student and Fellow in the Information in Society program at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She recently defended her dissertation titled Behind the Search Box: The Political Economy of A Global Internet Industry, and is now teaching in Media Studies at University of San Francisco. Her research interest is search engine industry in the context of capitalist development, labor, information policy, and geopolitics of information.
Prior to returning to school, she was a librarian at the Stanford University Library. Shinjoung is a founding member of Radical Reference, a collective of volunteer library workers who use their professional skills to answer information needs from the general public, independent journalists, and activists. She was named 2005 Library Journal Mover & Shaker with her partner James R. Jacobs. She holds both bachelors and masters degree in Journalism and Communications from the University of Oregon, and masters in Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.