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. 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).


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!
Jun 29, 2022 I was interviewed by BBC Radio 4 on “The Return of Q”
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

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