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College of Information and Communications

Library and Information Science

Jesselyn R. Dreeszen Bowman


B.A., History and French, Bennington College
MLIS, Simmons University


Jesselyn Dreeszen Bowman is a Ph.D. student in the School of Information Science at the University of South Carolina. Their primary research interests include how school libraries serve or fail to serve trans and nonbinary students with a focus on user service.

Research Interests

lgbtqia+ communities; school libraries; information practices


Bowman was named a Bilinski Dissertation Fellow for the 2024-25 academic year! This fellowship is awarded by the College of Arts and Sciences for dissertation work in the humanities and social sciences. As a fellow, Bowman will be able to focus on completing their dissertation, “From Margins to Center: Community-Based Action Research with Transgender Communities in South Carolina.”

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