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 trans technologies

   

Postdoc

Avery Everhart
Postdoctoral Research Fellow and Research Investigator
pronouns: she/her
research interests: geographic information systems, transgender studies, demography & population health, health informatics, human rights, critical data studies

   

PhD Students

Dan Delmonaco
PhD Candidate
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 Candidate, 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

Senami Kojah
PhD Student
pronouns: she/her
research interests: TBD

Denny Starks
PhD Student, co-advised by Tawanna Dillahunt
pronouns: they/them
research interests: TBD

Ben Zefeng Zhang
PhD Student, co-advised by Michaelanne Thomas
pronouns: he/him
research interests: social media, platform labor & work, mobility & migration, life transitions, identity & marginality

   

Visiting Researchers

Samuel Mayworm
Researcher
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

Mel Monier
Researcher; PhD student at UM Dept. of Communication & Media
pronouns: she/her or they/them
research interests: digital media; intersectional trans and queer feminisms; gender, race, sexuality, and the body

Kai Nham
Researcher; PhD student at UCLA
pronouns: he/him or they/them
research interests: LGBTQIA+, critical data studies, grassroots technologies and practices, social justice

Hibby Thach
Researcher; Masters student at UIC, incoming PhD student at UMSI
pronouns: they/them
research interests: digital cultures/media, online identity, LGBTQIA+, mixed-race, HCI

   

Masters Students

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

Caoyang Shen
Masters Student, Information
pronouns: he/him
research interests: HCI, user-generated content and digital media, LGBTQIA+, sex and sexuality, online censorship

   

Undergraduate Students

Aloe DeGuia
Undergraduate Student, Public Health
pronouns: she/her
research interests: LGBTQIA+ health, transgender health technologies, gender and decolonization, organizing and advocacy

Shruti Jain
Undergraduate Student, Computer Science and Cognitive Science
pronouns: she/her
research interests: user experience, HCI, accessible technology, social media

Anushka Raheja
Undergraduate Student, Computer Science
pronouns: she/her
research interests: natural language processing, HCI, accessibility, computational social science, AI and machine learning

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

   

Alumni


Taika
Augustaitis

Justin Buss

AJ Carter

Shanley
Corvite

O (Ollie)
Downs

Dykee Gorrell

Jasmine
Glover

Oliver Higgins

Hayden Le

Kimberly
Liang

Alexxus Lige

Tianxiao
(Sharol) Liu

Peipei Nie

Christian
Paneda

Virginia
Pollock

Shakira Smith

Lingbo Wang

Zu Weinger

Brookelyn
Wheeler