OLIVER L.
HAIMSON,
Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

STUDENTS
Prospective students: If you are a prospective PhD student interested in working with me, please apply to the UMSI PhD program. If you are a current UM masters student or undergraduate student interested in working with me, please email me with your CV/resume and research interests. I am particularly interested in working with students who want to conduct research on one or more of the following topics: 1) transgender and/or LGBQ+ people and social technologies (especially technology design for these populations) 2) social media content moderation and marginalized populations 3) life transitions and social technologies.

   

PhD Students

Dan Delmonaco
PhD Student
pronouns: he/him
research interests: health informatics, information practices, LGBTQ+ health, comprehensive sex education

Josh Guberman
PhD Student, co-advised by Silvia Lindtner
pronouns: he/him
research interests: the intersection(s) of disability studies, science and technology studies, and computer-supported cooperative work

Hayden Le
PhD Student, co-advised by Libby Hemphill
pronouns: they/them
research interests: computer-mediated communication, computational social science, natural language processing, HCI, behavior change

Ben Zefeng Zhang
PhD Student, co-advised by Michaelanne Dye
pronouns: he/him
research interests: life transitions and marginalization, HCI, information communication technologies & development, computer-supported cooperative work

   

Masters Students

Peipei Nie
Masters Student, Information
pronouns: she/her
research interests: content moderation, technology and democracy, social media, social computing, human computer interaction

Denny Starks
Masters Student, Information
pronouns: they/them
research interests: understanding how transgender and non-binary people of color practice safety and the types of violence they experience in different contexts and environments - to design technology to support their safety

   

Undergraduate Students

AJ Carter
Undergraduate Student, Information
pronouns: he/him
research interests: social media, LGBTQ+, sociocultural anthropology

Shanley Corvite
Undergraduate Student, Information
pronouns: she/her
research interests: social media, user experience

Shannon Li
Undergraduate Student, Information
pronouns: she/her or they/them
research interests: HCI, user experience and user interface design, product design, accessibility, LGBTQ+, social impact/advocacy

Tianxiao (Sharol) Liu
Undergraduate Student, Psychology
pronouns: she/her
research interests: HCI, social media, user experience, public health

Andrea Wegner
Undergraduate Student, Psychology
pronouns: she/her
research interests: social media, user experience, social injustice

Brookelyn Wheeler
Undergraduate Student, Biopsychology, Cognition, and Neuroscience
pronouns: she/her
research interests: human thoughts and behavior

   

Alumni


Taika Augustaitis

Justin Buss

Dykee Gorrell

Aloe DeGuia

Jasmine Glover

Alexxus Lige

Virginia Pollock

Lingbo Wang

Zu Weinger