Irene V. Pasquetto


Assistant Professor of Information, School of Information

Irene Pasquetto is a scholar in the field of information and communication science. She conducts research and teaches as Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan School of Information where she teaches “Ethics of Information Technologies” and “Digital Curation.” Her most recent research work focuses on issues of science mis- and disinformation, open science practices, and public understanding and use/misuse of science products and infrastructures. From 2018 to 2020, she was a postdoctoral fellow at the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public Policy, at the Harvard Kennedy School. At the Kennedy School, Irene co-founded and chief-edited the Harvard Kennedy School Misinformation Review. Irene earned a Ph.D. in Information Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where she also worked as a research assistant at the UCLA Center for Knowledge Infrastructures (CKI) and the UCLA Institute for Society and Genetics. Previously, Irene earned a master’s and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Verona (Italy).


Apr 4, 2022 Our CSCW 2022 papers are finally out! Disinformation as Infrastructure: Making and Maintaining the QAnon Conspiracy on Italian Digital Media, Social Debunking of Misinformation on WhatsApp: The Case for Strong and In-group Ties
Feb 16, 2022 Disinformation expert Irene Pasquetto gives talk at Harvard Kennedy School - Irene Pasquetto, misinformation and disinformation expert, is speaking at Harvard Kennedy School’s “Misinformation Speakers Series.”
Mar 15, 2021 Pasquetto: Focus on profits behind disinformation spread on social media - University of Michigan School of Information assistant professor Irene Pasquetto was interviewed by Columbia Journalism Review in a piece about how social media algorithms accelerate the spread of disinformation.

selected publications

  1. Social Debunking of Misinformation on WhatsApp: The Case for Strong and In-group Ties
    Pasquetto, Irene V, Jahani, Eaman, Atreja, Shubham, and Baum, Matthew
    Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction 2022
  2. Disinformation as Infrastructure: Making and maintaining the QAnon conspiracy on Italian digital media
    Pasquetto, Irene V, Olivieri, Alberto F, Tacchetti, Luca, Riotta, Gianni, and Spada, Alessandra
    Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction 2022
  3. Vaccine hesitancy in online spaces: A scoping review of the research literature, 2000-2020
    Neff, Timothy, Kaiser, Jonas, Pasquetto, Irene V, Jemielniak, Dariusz, Dimitrakopoulou, Dimitra, Grayson, Siobhan, Gyenes, Natalie, Ricaurte, Paola, Ruiz-Soler, Javier, and Zhang, Amy
    Harvard Kennedy School Misinformation Review 2021
  4. Getting Ourselves Together: Data-centered participatory design research & epistemic burden
    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. Uses and reuses of scientific data: The data creators’ advantage
    Pasquetto, Irene V, Borgman, Christine L, and Wofford, Morgan F
    Harvard data science Review 2019
  6. Cracking Open the Black Box of Genetic Ancestry Testing
    Donovan, Joan, Pasquetto, Irene V, and Pierre, Jennifer
    Proceedings of the 51st Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences 2018
  7. On the reuse of scientific data
    Pasquetto, Irene V, Randles, Bernadette M, and Borgman, Christine L
    Data Science Journal 2017
  8. The conundrum of police officer-involved homicides: Counter-data in Los Angeles County
    Currie, Morgan, Paris, Britt S, Pasquetto, Irene V, and Pierre, Jennifer
    Big Data & Society 2016