Irene V. Pasquetto


Assistant Professor of Information, College of Information Studies

Hello, I’m a scholar in the field of information and communication studies. I research contemporary knowledge production, management and communication practices, with a focus on how these are mediated by digital technologies and data-driven reasoning. My most recent research work focuses on open science, digital curation of science artifacts, public participation in science, and science-related mis- and disinformation. I’m an Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland College of Information Studies. Previously, I was an Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan School of Information, where I taught ethics of information technologies and digital curation. I’m also a Senior Research Fellow at the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public Policy, at the Harvard Kennedy School, where I co-founded the Harvard Kennedy School Misinformation Review in 2019.


Apr 9, 2024 I participated as a panelist to the “Meme Magic and Media Madness: Navigating Social Media Echo Chambers” panel, organized by the Harvard-wide Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging (EDIB) Forum
Mar 12, 2024 I was interviewed by the scientific American on March 4th. Checkout the full article here.
Sep 12, 2023 I participated to the US-UK Scientific Forum on Researcher Access to Data in Washington DC, organized by the National Academy of Sciences
Jul 25, 2023 I gave a talk titled: “What is research data “misuse”? And how can it be prevented or mitigated?” @ Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP) network
Oct 26, 2022 I gave a talk on “Disinformation as Infrastructure” at the Center for an Informed Public’s Invited Speaker Series at the University of Washington

selected publications

  1. Desai, Meera, Pasquetto, Irene V, Jacobs, Abigail, and Card, Dallas
    In Patterns 2024
  2. Paris, Britt, and Pasquetto, Irene V
    Cambridge Studies on Governing Knowledge Commons 2024
  3. Pasquetto, Irene V, Olivieri, Alberto F, Tacchetti, Luca, Riotta, Gianni, and Spada, Alessandra
    Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction 2022
  4. Pierre, Jennifer, Crooks, Roderic, Currie, Morgan, Paris, Britt, and Pasquetto, Irene V
    In Proceedings of the 2021 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2021
  5. Pasquetto, Irene V, Borgman, Christine L, and Wofford, Morgan F
    Harvard data science Review 2019
  6. Donovan, Joan, Pasquetto, Irene V, and Pierre, Jennifer
    Proceedings of the 51st Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences 2018
  7. Pasquetto, Irene V, Randles, Bernadette M, and Borgman, Christine L
    Data Science Journal 2017
  8. Currie, Morgan, Paris, Britt S, Pasquetto, Irene V, and Pierre, Jennifer
    Big Data & Society 2016