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University of Michigan School of Information

Oliver Haimson

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: 734/763-1460
Office: School of Information/3380 North Quad Faculty Role: Faculty Potential PhD Faculty Advisor: Yes Personal website


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, identity transitions, social media, wellbeing


PhD Information & Computer Science, University of California, Irvine


UMSI Research Roundup. Robots, salad and anthropomorphism. Check out UMSI faculty and PhD student publications.
Robots, salad and anthropomorphism: UMSI research roundup

Check out UMSI faculty and PhD student publications. 


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Quoted by Them. Assistant professor Oliver Haimson. After two weeks, Elon Musk's Twitter is already in a right-wing death spiral.
Haimson: Trans people face disproportionate harassment on Twitter

University of Michigan School of Information assistant professor Oliver Haimson is featured in an article about Elon Musk’s Twitter acquisition and the consequences of Twitter’s lack of content moderation for trans communities.

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