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University of Michigan School of Information

Melissa Chalmers

Melissa Chalmers

Lecturer IV in Information, School of Information Email: [email protected] Phone: 734/417-5942
Office: School of Information/4321 North Quad Faculty Role: Faculty Staff Unit: Human Resources and Support Services News About Melissa Chalmers




Areas of Interest

Information work and workers; digital labor
Feminist technology studies; STS
Print media digitization
History of communications technology and computing


University of Michigan - PhD, Information (2019)
University of Michigan - MSI (coursework)
University of London, Goldsmiths College - MA, Cultural Studies
University of Michigan - BA, Social Anthropology

News about Melissa Chalmers

An image of an aerial view of a river in Otisville, Michigan, with clouds reflected in the surface of the water.
A leak in the system: How UMSI students confronted a statewide septic system crisis

An estimated 31 million gallons of sewage enter Michigan’s groundwater every day from failing septic systems. The real culprit, according to master’s students at UMSI, is a gap in information. 

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Faces of UMSI: Steven Ong, Master of Applied Data Science. Steven Ong wearing a University of Michigan tank top on a tennis court. He's holding a tennis racquet in one hand and a white cat in the other.
Steven Ong brings data science into his everyday life with the Master of Applied Data Science program

MADS student Steven Ong discusses his favorite UMSI courses and the ways the MADS program has impacted his life.

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