James Lowry is founder and director of the Archival Technologies Lab, and Assistant Professor at the Graduate School of Library and Information Studies, Queens College, City University of New York.
He is an Honorary Research Fellow and former co-director of the Liverpool University Centre for Archive Studies, where he taught following a ten year career in archives and records management. As a practitioner, he worked in Australia, Europe, Africa and the Caribbean, including projects for international organisations such as the African Union and the International Criminal Court.
Dr. Lowry has a PhD from University College London and a Masters in Information Management from Curtin University. His research is concerned with official records, data and power, particularly in colonial, post-colonial and diasporic contexts. Through the Displacements and Diasporas project, he has worked to foster international dialogue around displaced archives. In his work on open government and open data, he has introduced record-keeping principles and techniques into open government policy and data curation to help address information asymmetry. His interest in the history of archival thinking led to the formation of the Archival Discourses research network. He is also co-PI on the Refugee Rights in Records project. His recent publications include Displaced Archives, an edited volume published in 2017, and he is series editor of the Routledge Studies in Archives series.