Irene V. Pasquetto


Assistant Professor of Information, College of Information Studies

Hello, I’m a scholar in the field of information and communication studies. My 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. I’ll be joining the faculty at the University of Maryland College of Information Studies in January 2024. 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.


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
Aug 7, 2022 I discussed my research on Social Media Algorithms and the Infrastructure of Disinformation on the podcast “Michigan Minds
Jun 30, 2022 We were in Rome presenting the final report on our grant (second cycle) on disinformation infrastructures in Italy, funded by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs!

selected publications

  1. Pasquetto, Irene V, Jahani, Eaman, Atreja, Shubham, and Baum, Matthew
    Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction 2022
  2. Pasquetto, Irene V, Olivieri, Alberto F, Tacchetti, Luca, Riotta, Gianni, and Spada, Alessandra
    Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction 2022
  3. 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. 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