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University of Michigan School of Information

Irene Pasquetto

Irene Pasquetto

Assistant Professor of Information, School of Information Email: Phone: 734/764-5876
Office: School of Information/105 S. State Street Faculty Role: Faculty Potential PhD Faculty Advisor: Yes Personal website


Irene Pasquetto is a scholar in the field of information and communication science. She conducts research and teaches as an Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan School of Information. Her most recent research work focuses on issues of scientific disinformation, in particular in relation to open science practices and the reuse and misuse of knowledge products. From 2018 to 2020, she was a postdoctoral fellow at the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public Policy, at the Harvard Kennedy School. At the Kennedy School, Irene co-founded and led for two years the Harvard Kennedy School Misinformation Review. Irene holds 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 degree from the University of Verona.



Areas of interest

Information Infrastructures 
Open Science Practices
Scholarly Communication
Mis- and Disinformation
Digital Curation


Headshot of Irene Pasquetto. "Harvard Kennedy School, Misinformation Speaker Series, 'Disinformation as Infrastructure: Making and maintaining the QAnon conspiracy on Italian digital media,' Irene Pasquetto, Assistant professor of information, Wednesday February 23, noon eastern time."
Disinformation expert Irene Pasquetto gives talk at Harvard Kennedy School

Irene Pasquetto, misinformation and disinformation expert, is speaking at Harvard Kennedy School's "Misinformation Speakers Series" on February 23.

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Irene pasquetto was quoted by Columbia Journalism Review
Pasquetto: Focus on profits behind disinformation spread on social media

UMSI assistant professor Irene Pasquetto was interviewed by Columbia Journalism Review in a piece about how social media algorithms accelerate the spread of disinformation.

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