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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

UMSI research roundup. Wealth redistribution. Virtual Care. News Consumtion. Check out UMSI faculty and PhD student publications.
Wealth redistribution | virtual care | news consumption: UMSI Research Roundup

Recent UMSI faculty and PhD student publications.

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Awarded 2024 Henry Russel Award. Oliver Haimson. Assistant Professor.
Oliver Haimson earns 2024 Henry Russel award from the Regents of the University of Michigan

The award recognizes faculty members who have “demonstrated an extraordinary record of accomplishment in scholarly research and/or creativity, as well as an excellent record of contributions as a teacher.”

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