I am on the job market, looking for an academic position starting Fall 2018!

Oliver L. Haimson

PhD Candidate
Informatics Department

Donald Bren School of Information
and Computer Sciences

University of California, Irvine


I am currently a PhD Candidate in the Informatics Department at University of California, Irvine’s Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences. I conduct social computing research focused on how people present and disclose changing identities on social media during life transitions. I am a recipient of a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, a Rob Kling Memorial Fellowship, a Eugene Cota-Robles Fellowship, and a Faculty Mentor Program Fellowship. I work with Dr. Gillian Hayes in the STAR Group (Social and Technological Action Research), and I am also part of LUCI (Laboratory for Ubiquitous Computing and Interaction).

I received my B.S. in Economics at Carnegie Mellon University, and also participated in the iSchool Inclusion Institute (i3) at the University of Pittsburgh School of Information Sciences. Prior to my academic pursuits, I was a founder of Boxcar Books, and managed independent bookstores for a number of years. I also toured and recorded as guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter in several rock bands.