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Oliver Haimson

Assistant Professor of Information, School of Information and Assistant Professor of Digital Studies Institute, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts Email: [email protected] Phone: 734/764-5876
Office: School of Information/3380 North Quad Faculty Role: Faculty Potential PhD Faculty Advisor: Yes Personal website News About Oliver Haimson


I conduct social computing research focused on envisioning and designing trans technologies, social media content moderation and marginalized populations, and changing identities on social media during life transitions. Much of my research has focused on transgender identities and experiences online and with social technologies, and my research goal is to impact technological inclusion of marginalized users. I am a recipient of a National Science Foundation CAREER award.



Areas of interest

social computing, human-computer interaction (HCI), trans technologies, content moderation, trans and LGBTQ+ health, identity transitions, social media

Honors & Awards

National Science Foundation CAREER Award, 2020-2025

UMSI Award for Impact in Gender Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Information and Technology, 2020-2021


PhD Information & Computer Science, University of California, Irvine

News about Oliver Haimson

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The fellowship is highly competitive and provides tuition waivers and funding for one year. 

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UMSI experts are available to comment on TikTok's uncertain future in the United States. 

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