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University of Michigan School of Information

Cliff Lampe

Cliff Lampe

Professor of Information and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, School of Information Email: Phone: 517/515-2494
Office: School of Information/North Quad 4323 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
Lampe: Musk's Twitter ownership is more complicated than he might have anticipated

Cliff Lampe says Twitter has struggled financially in recent years. Whether Musk can turn things around for the company is unclear.

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Quoted by The Associated Press. Professor Cliff Lampe. 2 alleged ‘boogaloo’ members arrested in Michigan and Ohio.
Lampe: Law enforcement is charging right-wing groups to prevent violence

University of Michigan School of Information professor Cliff Lampe discusses efforts by law enforcement to curtail violence leading up to the election.

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