Amber L. Cushing



I am a Lecturer (assistant professor) and Director of Digital Curation Programmes at the School of Information and Communication Studies at University College Dublin, Ireland.  AT UCD ICS, I also serve as Director of the PhD Programme.  My main area of interest explores the ways in which individuals perceive value in digital cultural objects and the implications for cultural heritage organisations.  My recent projects include Walk1916 a mobile walking tour of the Easter Rising in Dublin and an exploration of participatory cultural heritage via a case study of the Inspiring Ireland 1916 project.

I hold a PhD from the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

In December 2017, I gave a talk at TEDx UCD, which you can see here.