Sara Wingate Gray is a Lecturer (Teaching) at UCL and a doctoral candidate in the Department of Information Studies. Her research focuses on the library, archive and information studies domains, in particular public libraries, the philosophy of librarianship, digitisation, ephemera and special collections.
Prior to joining UCL she was a Visiting Research Scholar at San Francisco State University, working with The Poetry Center and American Poetry Archives to create a new digital archive of its historic collection of poetry recordings. In 2010 she was an International Librarianship Fellow working with IREX and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation researching public librarianship in Romania.
She has a first degree in English Literature and Creative Writing and an MA in Creative Writing, and is co-founder of a digi-tech startup and founder of an international public library of poetry.
Sara is especially committed to the interdisciplinary nature of the BASc due to her own wide-ranging professional background, which has also included youth work, radio broadcasting, journalism, publishing, performance and poetry.