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I am an Assistant Professor of Digital Curation & Preservation at the University of Arizona School of Information (iSchool). 

My research lies at the intersection of scholarly communication, data management, and science of science.

The overarching goal of my research is to understand and design for long-term research data sustainability and actionable science policy. I've published in Quantitative Science Studies (QSS), Journal of Informetrics, and Scientometrics. I was also a research Fellow at the Laboratory of Innovation Science at Harvard (LISH) and a Fellow at the iSchool Inclusion Institute (i3) and have received multiple awards including the Masters’ prize in Library & Information Science at Syracuse University and honorable mention as a 2022 Better Scientific Software (BSSw) Fellow.

Check out my Google Scholar and Research page for emerging directions and current projects! 

I am accepting PhD students for Fall 2026. Email me [sebratt at arizona dot edu] with your CV and a few words on how your research interests align with my work. Current projects include international scientific collaboration on datasets (data science, quantitative studies of science, science of science), Artificial Intelligence (AI) use in libraries, archives and museums, and disambiguating named software entities in scientific text.