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Libby Hemphill

Libby Hemphill

Associate Professor of Information, School of Information, Research Associate Professor, Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research, Institute for Social Research and Associate Professor of the Digital Studies Institute, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts Email: Phone: 734/763-2285
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


Quoted by Salon. Associate professor Libby Hemphill. " “In Elon Musk's chaotic Twitter reign, right-wing extremists and conspiracy theorists are back.”
Hemphill: ‘There aren’t enough social consequences for being hateful’

UMSI associate professor of information Libby Hemphill talks with Salon about Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter.

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Quoted by the Washington Post: Associate Professor Libby Hemphill, "Hotter days bring out hotter tempers, research finds"
Hemphill: No surprise heated rhetoric linked to hotter temps

Hemphill, an expert on hate speech and social media, told the Washington Post that there is often an increase in online aggression when people feel threatened. 


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