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University of Michigan School of Information

Cliff Lampe

Cliff Lampe

Professor of Information, School of Information Email: Phone: 517/515-2494
Office: School of Information/4417 North Quad Faculty Role: Faculty Potential PhD Faculty Advisor: Yes Personal website


Cliff is a professor in the School of Information. Previously, he spent six years as an assistant professor in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences at Michigan State University. He researches the social and technical structures of large scale technology mediated communication, working with sites like Facebook, Wikipedia, Slashdot and Everything2. He has also been involved in the creation of multiple social media and online community projects, usually designed to enable collective action. One of Cliff's core values is combining top quality research with community engagement.

Areas of interest

Social media, online communities, computer-mediated communication, socio-technical systems, social computing, community informatics, technology mediated social participation


BA, Kalamazoo College

PhD, University of Michigan


Cliff Lampe
Cliff Lampe: Social media shutdown

UMSI Professor Cliff Lampe discusses the unchecked power of social media and the future of the platforms.

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Cliff Lampe talks social media during a pandemic election year on Michigan Radio’s Stateside

UMSI Professor Cliff Lampe joined “Stateside” host April Baer for a wide-ranging conversation about the current state social media.

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