Irene V. Pasquetto is a scholar in the field of information and communication studies. She is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School (HKS), where she researches online disinformation. At HKS, Irene is also Chief Editor of a new academic publication, the Harvard Kennedy School Misinformation Review. She is an incoming assistant professor at the School of Information at the University of Michigan. Before joining the Kennedy School, she was a research assistant at the UCLA Center for Knowledge Infrastructures (CKI), and a research fellow at the UCLA Institute for Society and Genetics. While at UCLA, Irene investigated the sociotechnical challenges related to the open circulation and reuse of knowledge products, and in particular of scientific data and software. Her activities in information and science policy include service as a representative on the UCLA Board on Privacy and Data Protection; participating and co-organizing workshops and events on open science’s practices and policies; and co-founding several research data curation and reuse initiatives, such as the SoCal Climate Data Protection Project. Dr. Pasquetto earned a Ph.D. in Information Studies from UCLA, a M.A. in Media Studies and Journalism and a B.A. in Communication Studies from L’Università degli Studi di Verona (Italy).
Contact: irene_pasquetto [at] hks.harvard.edu