Nadia Caidi is Associate Professor at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Information (iSchool). Trained in Linguistics and Communication from Lyon and Grenoble (France), she holds a Ph.D. in Information Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Professor Caidi’s research interests focus on human information behaviour and information policy. She has received grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) of Canada for research on information control and the public’s right to know in times of crisis and in the context of national security. She has received several research grants for her work on the information practices of vulnerable communities, including newcomers and Aboriginal communities in remote and isolated communities in Ontario.
She has published extensively on these topics in top refereed journals. Her current research is situated in the context of global migration and the role that information resources, institutions, and technologies play in the everyday lives of migrant and refugee communities. Professor Caidi was President of the Canadian Association for Information Science from 2010-11 and the 2016 President of the International Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T).