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University of Michigan School of Information

Libby Hemphill

Libby Hemphill

Associate Professor of Information, School of Information and Research Associate Professor, Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research, Institute for Social Research Email: Phone: 734/615-9524
Office: School of Information/3360 North Quad Faculty Role: Faculty Potential PhD Faculty Advisor: Yes Personal website Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR)


Areas of interest

Social media, civic engagement, automated moderation techniques, fan studies, political communication, digital curation and data stewardship


A.B. in General Studies in the Humanities, The University of Chicago

M.S. in Information, The University of Michigan

Ph.D. in Information, The University of Michigan


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Ad-free, censorship-free social sites MeWe, Parler see surge in interest postelection

Since the Nov. 3 election, people—particularly President Trump supporters—have been flocking to social media platforms Parler and MeWe, which promise ad-free or uncensored experiences.

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Libby Hemphill
$1 million in grant funding for groundbreaking research on data curation

This project is one of the first large scale empirical studies of the impact and data curation ever conducted.

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