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Faculty interviews

Kristin Fontichiaro sitting cross-legged in colorful cubes at a library, wearing a green sweater and smiling.

From opera stage manager to superstar librarian: 4 questions with UMSI clinical professor Kristin Fontichiaro


Fontichiaro shares her love of opera, her path to the field of information and how school and public libraries are changing in the midst of a growing parental rights movement in America. 

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Jeff Sheng stands in the north quad courtyard

Jeff Sheng talks about his love of photography, social movements and finding the “freedom to explore” different subjects


Fusing his love of art, technology and a deep passion for learning, Jeff Sheng’s research explores the impact of the internet in underground social movements.

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Nicole Ellison in front of a tree on a hiking trail, wearing a blue and pink dress and smiling.

Nicole Ellison on social media, self-perception and her love of Ann Arbor


Ellison’s research focuses on the impact of social media and technology on human perception, behavior and community.

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Megan Threats

Faculty Q&A: Megan Threats on communities and health justice


Threats’ research focuses on empowering minoritized communities and helping them better access healthcare services.

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Michaelanne posing in graffiti alley in Ann Arbor, wearing jeans and a black shirt.

Michaelanne Thomas on social justice, online communities and what it means to cultivate a ‘sense of wonder’


“I'm interested in questions of power, social inequalities and structural violence, and the ways people from underrepresented groups work together to make up for infrastructure gaps."

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Jesse Johnson wears glasses, a cardigan and stands next to a bookshelf.

Jesse Johnston on the importance of preserving history and archiving music


Jesse Johnston joined the University of Michigan School of Information in 2022 as a clinical assistant professor. We talk to Jesse about his career in music archiving, his love of teaching and his obsession with murder mysteries.

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Matthew Bui sitting on a couch wearing a blazer and smiling.

Matthew Bui on data justice, Yelp reviews and playing basketball with Adam Sandler


Matthew Bui joined the University of Michigan School of Information in 2021 as a postdoc and then started in 2022 as an assistant professor. His research focuses on data justice and activism as well as race and technology.

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Chelsea Peterson-Salahuddin wearing orange, smiling and standing with her arms crossed in front of a window.

Chelsea Peterson-Salahuddin on media, community engagement and how we account for power


Chelsea Peterson-Salahuddin is a President's Postdoctoral Fellow and incoming assistant professor at UMSI.

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