Professor Van Hyning stands at the Carriage Entrance of the Library of Congress. She has light skin, clear glasses, and big curly brown hair, she looks away from the camera. It's a bright spring day. This photo was taken for a Washington Post article about crowdsourcing at the Library of Congress. Photo by Amanda Voisard.

Victoria Van Hyning

Assistant Professor of Library Innovation
Hornbake South 4110 C

Victoria joined the iSchool in 2020 and is an affiliate of the English Department. From 2018-2020 she served as a Senior Innovation Specialist for the Library of Congress’ crowdsourcing project By the People. She held a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship in English literature at Oxford University, where she also served as the Humanities PI of the crowdsourcing program (2015-2018). Her teaching and research interests focus on giving more oxygen to marginalized voices and people, whether in the historical record—such as religious minorities, women, and Black artists—or people alive today. She leads the David C. Driskell Papers Project with Driskell Center colleagues, and is a founding member of the Center for Archival Futures (CAFe), and Data Rescue and Reuse (RRAD) Lab where she leads investigations about the long-term preservation, use and reuse of crowdsourced data. She has emerging interests in prison librarianship and education, and supporting returning citizens.

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