Libby Hemphill

Director, Resource Center for Minority Data at ICPSR
Associate Professor at UMSI

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About Me

I study politicians, non-profit organizations, and television fans to understand how people use social media to organize, discuss, and enact social change. My work has been funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Nayar Prize, Amazon, DiscoverText, and Illinois Institute of Technology.

Social media has some very real toxicity challenges, like harassment and cyberbullying, that diminish its utility for collective efforts, so I work on curbing those too.

I have a few titles at the University of Michigan:

From 2010 - 2017, I was a faculty member in the Humanities Department and directed the Collective Action and Social Media Lab at Illinois Institute of Technology.

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Curriculum Vitae

Here’s a PDF of my CV, and a few recent publications: