Faculty affiliates

Libby Hemphill

Associate Professor of Information, School of Information; Research Associate Professor, Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research, Institute for Social Research; Associate Professor of the Digital Studies Institute, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts

Libby Hemphill directs the Resource Center for Minority Data at ICPSR and holds a joint appointment as an Associate Professor in the UM School of Information. She joined ICPSR in September 2017 from Illinois Institute of Technology where she was an Associate Professor of Communication and Information Studies. She studies politicians, non-profit organizations, and television fans to understand how people use social media to organize, discuss, and enact social change. She also develops automated mechanisms for moderating and classifying content in social media in order to reduce toxicity in online conversations. Hemphill received a Ph.D. and M.S. in Information from the University of Michigan and an A.B. from The University of Chicago.