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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


"Podcast guest on Michigan Minds. Assistant professor Irene Pasquetto. Social media algorithms and the infrastructure of disinformation."
Social media algorithms and the infrastructure of disinformation

UMSI assistant professor Irene Pasquetto joined the Michigan Minds podcast as part of a social responsibility series to discuss her research on misinformation, disinformation and social media algorithms.

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"Interviewed by BBC: The Media Show, Assistant Professor Irene Pasquetto, The Return of 'Q'", Headshot of Irene Pasquetto.
Pasquetto: How conspiracists reappear and rekindle the spread of disinformation

Misinformation expert Irene Pasquetto joins BBC radio to talk about why Q may have returned to the misinformation stage.

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