OLIVER L.
HAIMSON,
Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

RESEARCH TEAM
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) designing trans technologies 2) social media content moderation and marginalized populations 3) identity transitions and social technologies.

   

PhD Students

Dan Delmonaco
PhD Student
pronouns: they/them or he/him
research interests: LGBTQIA+ health, information practices, social media, critical algorithm studies, online resources for LGBTQIA+ young people's sex and sexual health information needs

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

Ben Zefeng Zhang
PhD Student, co-advised by Michaelanne Thomas Dye
pronouns: he/him
research interests: life transitions, marginalization, online identity, HCI, information communication technologies & development (ICTD)

Hayden Le
PhD Student (on leave), co-advised by Libby Hemphill
pronouns: they/them
research interests: AI/algorithms, ethics, social computing, social justice

   

Researchers

O (Ollie) Downs
Researcher
pronouns: they/them
research interests: gender studies, information studies, queer theory, and their intersections; transgender identity in relation to technology; ethics in data science

Shakira Smith
Researcher
pronouns: she/her or they/them
research interests: alternative research philosophies/paradigms as anti-oppression praxis; storytelling; health equity; community-engaged/participatory study

   

Masters Students

Samuel Mayworm
Masters Student, Information
pronouns: he/him
research interests: preservation, archival practices, digital preservation, internet/social media preservation, library policy, LGBTQ+ inclusion and equity in library and information spaces

Kai Nham
REMS Visiting Masters Student
pronouns: he/him or they/them
research interests: LGBTQIA+, critical data studies, grassroots technologies and practices, social justice

Hibby Thach
REMS Visiting Masters Student
pronouns: they/them
research interests: digital cultures/media, online identity, LGBTQIA+, mixed-race, HCI

   

Undergraduate Students

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

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

   

Alumni


Taika
Augustaitis

Justin Buss

AJ Carter

Dykee Gorrell

Aloe DeGuia

Jasmine Glover

Alexxus Lige

Tianxiao
(Sharol) Liu

Peipei Nie

Virginia Pollock

Denny Starks

Lingbo Wang

Zu Weinger

Brookelyn
Wheeler