Lecturer Susan Maret Edits Special Volume of Research in Social Problems and Public Policy


SLIS lecturer Susan Maret, Ph.D., is guest editor of the recently published volume 19 of Research in Social Problems and Public Policy (RSPPP) on the subject of government secrecy. This special volume of RSPPP explores secrecy’s relationship with privacy, censorship, corruption, conspiracy theory, and freedom of information. Contributors to vol. 19 range from David N. Gibbs, Kathryn S. Olmsted, Peter Philips, Mickey Huff (Project Censored), Guy B. Adams, and Danny L. Balfour, as well as former Information Security Oversight Office director J. William Leonard and former senior associate Rick Piltz, U.S. Climate Change Science Program, who share their experience of secrecy from a federal service perspective. Also included is Lea Aschkenas (SLIS alumni, 2009) and Maret’s article on the 1960s Cold War program Operation Pedro Pan. Ms. Aschkenas is the author of ES CUBA: Life and Love on an Illegal Island! (Seal Press, 2006), and is currently a librarian at the Sausalito, San Rafael, and Larkspur Public Libraries.

RSPPP is located through the King Library Emerald Xtra database, and vol. 19 can be found at http://www.emeraldinsight.com/series/rsppp.