Publications & Talks

Selected Publications

Pasquetto, I., Swire-Thompson, B., Amazeen, M.A., Benevenuto, F., Brashier, N.M., Bond, R.M., Bozarth, L.C., Budak, C., Ecker, U.K.H. , Fazio, L.K., Ferrara, E., Flanagin, A.J., Flammini, A., Freelon, D., Grinberg, N., Hertwig, R., Jamieson, K.H., Joseph, K., Jones, J.J. …Yang, K.C. (2020). Tackling misinformation: What researchers could do with social media data. The Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) Misinformation Review.

Irene V. Pasquetto (2020). All disinformation is local: A reflection on the need and possibility of measuring impact. The Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) Misinformation Review.

Irene V. Pasquetto, Eaman Jahani, Alla Baranovsky and Matthew A. Baum (2020). Understanding Misinformation on Mobile Instant Messengers (MIMs) in Developing Countries. Report published by the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School.

Irene V. Pasquetto, Christine L. Borgman, Morgan F. Wofford (2019). Uses and Reuses of Scientific Data: The Data Creators’ Advantage. Harvard Data Science Review. DOI:

Michael J. Scroggins, Irene V. Pasquetto, Stuart Geiger, Bernadette M. Boscoe, Peter T. Darch, Charlotte Cabasse-Mazel, Cheryl Thompson, Christine L. Borgman (accepted, forthcoming Summer 2020). Thorny Problems in Data (-Intensive) Science. Communications of the ACM, pre-print available at:

Michael Scroggins & Irene V. Pasquetto (2020). Labor Out of Place: On the Varieties and Valences of (In) visible Labor in Data-Intensive Science. Engaging Science, Technology, and Society6, 111-132. DOI:

Joan Donovan, Irene V. Pasquetto, Jennifer Pierre (2018). Cracking Open The Black Box of Genetic Ancestry Testing Technologies. In Proceedings of the 36th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Science (HICSS). DOI:

Irene V. Pasquetto, Bernadette M. Boscoe, and Christine L. Borgman (2017). On the Reuse of Scientific Data. Data Science Journal, 16, p.8. DOI:

Irene V. Pasquetto, Ashley E. Sands, Peter T. Darch, Christine L. Borgman (2016). Open Data in Scientific Settings: From Policy to Practice. In Proceedings of the 2016 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Pages 1585-1596, San Jose, CA. DOI:

Morgan E. Currie, Brittany Paris, Irene V. Pasquetto, Jennifer Pierre (2016). The Conundrum of Police-Officer Involved Homicides: Counter-Data in Los Angeles County. Big Data & Society, 3(2), DOI:

Irene V. Pasquetto, Ashley E. Sands, Christine L. Borgman. (2015). Exploring Openness in Data and Science: What is “Open,” to Whom, When, and Why? In Proceedings of the 78th ASIS&T Annual Meeting (Vol. 51). St. Louis, MO. DOI:

Invited talks

Irene V. Pasquetto, Morgan F. Wofford (2020). Uses and reuses of science data: the data creators advantage. Invited talk at Social Informatics Research Symposium organized by ASIS&T SIG SI alongside SIG SM (Social Media) and IEP (Information Ethics & Policy)

Irene V. Pasquetto (2020). Mis/disinformation in American Elections. Invited talk for the Election days: Digital news matter panel, Internet Festival (Pisa, Italy)

Irene V. Pasquetto, Costanza S. Caniglia (2020). Invited talk for the Punto di Corda online conference, LUISS University (Rome, Italy)

Irene V. Pasquetto (2020). Mis/disinformation, fake news, and their impact on social cohesion: what does the evidence tell us? Invited talk for Governance and Peacebuilding Team of UNDP Istanbul Regional Hub for Europe and Central Asia

Irene V. Pasquetto, Brian T. Friedberg (2020). Disinformation: Approaches and Tactics in the US Context. Invited talk for Distribute 2020, Society for Cultural Anthropology (SCA) and the Society for Visual Anthropology (SVA) Joint Conference

Irene V. Pasquetto, Costanza Sciubba Caniglia (2020). De-platforming neo-fascists in Italy: impacts and unexpected consequences. Invited talk for the Misinformation, Media Manipulation, and Antisemitism symposium at the Italian Academy, Columbia University, New York City, NY, US

Brian T. Friedberg, Irene V. Pasquetto (2019). Beware of the Manipulators: Science Misinformation & Bad Actors. Invited talk for the Media and Medicine: How to Tell Stories That Make a Difference training program at Harvard Medical University, Boston, MA, US

Irene V. Pasquetto (2018). Managing Data to Manage Evidence: Social and Technical Challenges. Invited talk for the 2018 European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) Meeting. Parma, Italy

Christine L. Borgman, Irene V. Pasquetto (2018). How and Why do Scientists Reuse Others’ Data to Produce New Knowledge? Invited talk for the 2018 Cochrane Colloquium. Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

Conference planning and organization

[co-organizer] The 2nd Knowledge Infrastructure Workshop (2020). UCLA Center for Knowledge Infrastructures. Los Angeles, CA, US

[co-organizer] Comparative Approaches to Disinformation Conference (2019). Berkman Klein Center For Internet & Society, Harvard Law School, Boston, MA, US

[co-organizer] Interrupting Open Science: The Use, Reuse, and Misuse of Research Data and Code (2019). 4S/EASST Conference, New Orleans, Luisiana, US

Other Academic Publications

Bafeta, A., Bobe, J., Clucas, J., Gonsalves, P. P., Gruson-Daniel, C., Hudson, K., … & Misevic, D. (2019). Ten Simple Rules for​​​​ Open Health Research. Pre-print:

Wofford, M., Boscoe, B. M., Borgman, C., Pasquetto, I., & Golshan, M. (2019). Jupyter notebooks as discovery mechanisms for open science: Citation practices in the astronomy community. Computing in Science & Engineering. DOI: 10.1109/MCSE.2019.2932067

Kristin B. Cornelius, Irene V. Pasquetto (2018). ‘What Data?’ Records and Data Policy Coordination During Presidential Transitions. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Information (pp. 155-163). Springer, Cham. DOI:

Bernadette M. Boscoe, Irene V. Pasquetto, Milena S. Golshan (2017). Using the Jupyter Note- book as a Tool for Open Science: An Empirical Study. In Digital Libraries (JCDL), 2017 ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on (pp. 1-2). IEEE. DOI:

Christine L. Borgman, Peter T. Darch, Ashley E. Sands, Irene V. Pasquetto, Milena S. Golshan, Jillian C. Wallis, and Sharon Traweek (2015). Knowledge Infrastructures in Science: Data, Diversity, and Digital Libraries. International Journal on Digital Libraries, 16(3-4), 207- 227. DOI:

Book chapters

Irene V. Pasquetto (2014). “Introduction to Digital Media,” chapter in Intercultural Journalism and Communication in the Digital Age: The New Role of Media in a Multicultural Society. Cedam Edizioni, Milano (Italian edition).

Irene V. Pasquetto (2010). “The Educational Business,” chapter in The God’s Lobby. Chiare Lettere, Milano (Italian edition).

Book Reviews and Project Reports

Borgman, C. L., Darch, P. T., Pasquetto, I. V., & Wofford, M. F. (2020). Our knowledge of knowledge infrastructures: Lessons learned and future directions. Report of Knowledge Infrastructures Workshop, UCLA, February 26-28, 2020

Cavalli, E., Gilsenan, M., Van Doren, J., Grahek‐Ogden, D., Richardson, J., Abbinante, F., … & Marchal, K. (2019). Managing evidence in food safety and nutrition. EFSA Journal17, e170704. DOI:

Paris B. S., Dillon L., Pierre, J., Pasquetto I.R, Marquez, E., Wylie S., Murphy M., Brown P., Lave R., Chris Sellers, Mansfield, B., Fredrickson, L., Shapiro, N., EDGI. (2017). Pursuing A Toxic Agenda: Environmental Injustice in the Early Trump Administration. Retrieved from

Irene V. Pasquetto (2015). Virtual homelands: Indian Immigrants and Online Cultures in the United States by Madhavi Mallapragada. InterActions: UCLA Journal of Education and Information Studies, 11(1). Permalink:

More conferencing

Matthew Baum, Alla Baranovsky, Irene V. Pasquetto and Eaman Jahani (Summer 2020). The Role of Social Ties in Debunking Online Misinformation. IC2S2 2020: 6th International Conference on Computational Social Science (online)

Brittany Paris, Irene V. Pasquetto (Summer 2020). Hidden Virality: an Analysis of Epistemic Injustice and Online Movements. 4S/EASST 2020: Annual Meeting of the Society for Social Studies of Science (online)

Irene V. Pasquetto (2019). Reconstructing Human Faces from DNA: Competing Methodologies and the Quest for Replicability. 2019 History of Science Society Annual Meeting. Utrecht, Netherlands.

Irene V. Pasquetto (2018). Beyond Privacy: The Emerging Ethics of Data Reuse. Cochrane Colloquium 2018. Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.

Irene V. Pasquetto (2017). Research Ethics: The Use of Big Data. The California Center for Population Research. University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California.

Irene V. Pasquetto, Matthew Mayernick (2017). Decentralizing Climate Change Data While Preserving Scientific Value. 4S/EASST Conference, Boston, Massachusetts.

Irene V. Pasquetto (2017). Making Open Data Work: Challenges for Data Integration in Genomics Research. SciDataCon. Denver, Colorado.

Irene V. Pasquetto, Jennifer Pierre (2017). Maintaining and Repairing White Identity in Light of DNA Testing Technologies. UCLA History of Science Seminar. University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles.

Irene V. Pasquetto (2016). The Data are Open: Can We Reuse Them? FORCE 2016 Conference – Research Communications and eScholarships. Portland, Oregon.

Morgan E. Currie, Brittany Paris, Irene V. Pasquetto, Jennifer Pierre (2015). Police Officer Involved Homicides Project. In iConference 2015 Proceedings. San Diego, California.

Morgan E. Currie, Brittany Paris, Irene V. Pasquetto, Jennifer Pierre (2015). The Police Officer Involved (POI) Homicide Database Project. Project presented at the annual CSDH/SCHN & ACH Digital Humanities Conference, Ottawa, Canada.

Irene V. Pasquetto (2015). Police Officer Involved Homicides Project. Sustainable LA / Data Cosmopolis. Research Library Charles E. Young, Library Conference Center. University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California.

Morgan E. Currie, Brittany Paris, Irene V. Pasquetto, Jennifer Pierre (2015). Police Officer Involved Homicides Project. GSE&IS Research and Inquiry Conference. University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California.

Irene V. Pasquetto (2015). Open Data in Natural Science. Case Studies from Astronomy, Earth and Ocean Science. Big Data in a Trans-disciplinary Perspective. Herrenhausen Conference, Hanover, Germany.

Workshops, webinars, lab presentations

Jeremy Faust, Jasmine McNealy, and Irene V. Pasquetto (2020). Science is Politics by Other Means. Big, If True Webinar, hosted by Joan Donovan. Shorenstein Center for Media, Politics, and Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

Irene V. Pasquetto (2018). Unpredictable Reuses of Open Biomedical Data: From Craniofacial Research to Facial Reconstruction Algorithms. Institute for Society and Genetics Fellows Meeting, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California.

Irene V. Pasquetto (2017). Sharing and Accessing Data and Code in Science. Institute for Human Genetics (UCSF). San Francisco, California.

Irene V. Pasquetto (2017). On the Sharing and Reuse of Biomedical Data. Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research (PRIMER). Boston, Massachusetts.

Christine L. Borgman, Irene V. Pasquetto (2017). Why Data Sharing and Reuse Are Hard To Do? NIH BD2K Guide to the Fundamentals of Data Science Webinar Series.

Irene V. Pasquetto (2015). Open Data in Science: A Case Study from the Biomedical Field. Information Science Institute. University of South California, Marina Del Rey, Los Angeles, California.

Selected newspaper/magazine/blog contributions (English and Italian):

Why do Facebook, others refuse to address the weaponization of fake information? (2019) Opinion piece for

Do Scientists Reuse Open Data? (2019) Blog post for Sage Bionetworks Medium channel.

Arriva Trump! Salvate i dati del climate change (2017) Nova – Il Sole 24 Ore

Open Data as a Moving Target: What Does it Take to Allow Reuse? (2016) CODATA blog

How to Address Data Challenges in the Biomedical field: Solutions for Data Access (2016) CODATA Blog

Chi si impadronirà dei bitcoin? (2015), Il Corriere Innovazione/Tech

Da Manduria a Brooklyn per portare i «paper» nell’era digitale (2015), Il Corriere Innovazione/Tech

Gli Open data usati male e la strada finisce dentro il Duomo (2014), Il Corriere Innovazione/Tech