Caroline B. Barta is a PhD student in English Literature at the University of Texas, Austin, as well as a freelance academic content writer and community literacy advocate.
What’s my project? I research information and media literacy at the beginning of the age of news to uncover information obstacles for minority, immigrant, and underserved communities today.
Why does it matter? Through my historical research in the seventeenth century, I hope to provide context to develop information literacy initiatives in my community. I want to empower my students and fellow community members to be lifelong learners, confident employees, and engaged global citizens. I flourish in collaborative environments, whether to advance research, to refine my skills as a teacher, or to work on a community project.