Johanna Drucker
GSE&IS 203
300 North Charles E. Young Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1520

P: (310) 825-1058

Johanna Drucker



  • Professor of Information Studies
  • Bernard and Martin Breslauer Professor of Bibliography


  • Ph.D, Ecriture, University of California, Berkeley, 1986
  • M.A. Visual Studies, Berkeley, 1982
  • B.F.A., Printing, California College of Arts and Crafts,

Teaching & Research Interests

  • History of the book
  • Alphabet historiography
  • Modeling interpretation for electronic scholarship
  • Digital aesthetics
  • Design of information visualization

Select Publications

SpecLab: Digital Aesthetics and Speculative Computing (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2009)

Graphic Design History: A Critical Guide, with Emily McVarish (Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2008).

“Digital Provocations and Applied Aesthetics” Projects in Speculative Computing,” Small Tech: The Culture of Digital Tools, Byron Hawk, David M. Rieder, and Ollie Oviedo, eds., (Minneapolis, MN: Univerisity of Minnesota Press, 2008) pp.150-165.

“The Virtual Codex,” A Companion to Digital Literary Studies, Ray Siemens, ed. (Oxford: Blackwell Publishing, 2007) pp.216-232.

“Quantum Leap: Beyond Literal Materiality,” Looking Closer 5, (NY: Allworth Press, 2006) pp.26-31.