People

The ScholCommLab is home to visiting faculty, postdocs, and students, as well as research collaborators from across the world.

Directors

Dr. Juan Pablo Alperin

Dr. Juan Pablo Alperin is a co-director of the #scholcommlab, as well as an assistant professor at the Canadian Institute for Studies in Publishing and an associate director of research of the Public Knowledge Project at Simon Fraser University, Canada.

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Dr. Stefanie Haustein

Dr. Stefanie Haustein is a co-director of the #scholcommlab as well as an assistant professor at the School of Information Studies at the University of Ottawa. Her research focuses on social media in scholarly communication, bibliometrics, and altmetrics.

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Research Associates

Dr. Vincent Larivière

Dr. Vincent Larivière is associate professor of information science at the École de bibliothéconomie et des sciences de l’information, l’Université de Montréal, where he teaches research methods and bibliometrics.

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Dr. Katherine Reilly

Dr. Katherine Reilly is associate professor in the School of Communication at Simon Fraser University. Broadly speaking, her work focuses on the role of communications in international relations and international development.

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Dr. Fereshteh Didegah

Dr. Fereshteh Didegah is a lecturer at iSchool, University of British Columbia, where she teaches and develops courses in scholarly communications and research data management.

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Dr. Germana Barata

Dr. Germana Barata is a science communication researcher at the Laboratory of Advanced Studies in Journalism and the Centre for the Development of Creativity at the University of Campinas, Brazil.

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Students

Victoria Cole

Victoria Cole is a master’s student in Information Studies at University of Ottawa. Her interest in ScholCommLab comes from her passion for improving knowledge translation and dissemination between researchers and industry workers, a gap she identified after working at a health organization for the past ten years.

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Leah Droppo

Leah Droppo is a student at the University of Ottawa in the School of Information Studies Master’s program. Her research focuses on how bibliometrics can improve education and cultural transference and interaction while opening up the scholarly world to allow better access to visual and kinesthetic learners.

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Alice Fleerackers

Alice Fleerackers is a freelance writer, a researcher and lab manager at the ScholCommLab, and an editor for Art the Science. She holds a master’s in Publishing from Simon Fraser University and a bachelor’s in Psychology and English Literature from the University of British Columbia.

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Michelle La

Michelle La works as a qualitative analyst on the ScholCommLab’s Review, Promotion, and Tenure Project. Her graduate research investigates the economic practices and spaces of sneaker reselling by focusing on risk and speculation amongst traders in Metro Vancouver.

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Tristan Lamonica

Tristan Lamonica is a master’s student in communication at the University of Ottawa with a thesis focused on artificial intelligence (AI). He has a background in data science, analytics, and content analysis through his employment at the Parliament of Canada.

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Andrea Lemieux

Andrea Lemieux is a first year master’s student in Information Studies at the University of Ottawa. She has a background is in Art History and Classics, and is working with Dr. Stefanie Haustein as a research assistant at the ScholCommLab.

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Esteban Morales

Esteban Morales works as a qualitative researcher on the ScholCommLab’s Review, Promotion, and Tenure and Hypothes.is projects. His main research interest is how data and media literacies relate to the notion of citizenship in students, especially in countries such as his home country, Colombia, that are facing the end of a conflict.

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Carol Muñoz Nieves

Carol Muñoz Nieves develops research in the areas of political economy, media, and technology, and she is skilled in content analysis, documentary research, and other qualitative methods. For her master’s thesis, she conducted a political economy analysis on the commodification of wireless and Internet communications under state socialism in her home country, Cuba.

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Cecilia Rozemblum

Cecilia Rozemblum holds a degree in librarianship and documentation from the Universidad Nacional de La Plata (UNLP) and a master’s in science, technology, and society from the Universidad Nacional de Quilmes (UNQ), where she is currently working on a PhD in science and technology.

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Rémi Toupin

Rémi Toupin is a PhD candidate in science, technologie, et société at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). His work focuses on social media use for public engagement with science, especially surrounding environmental issues.

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Visiting Scholars

Isabelle Dorsch

Isabelle Dorsch is a research associate and PhD candidate at the Department of Information Science, Heinrich Heine University in Düsseldorf, Germany.

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Lisa Matthias

Lisa Matthias is a PhD candidate at the Graduate School of North American Studies at Freie Universität Berlin, and a visiting scholar at the ScholCommLab.

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Iara Vidal

Iara Vidal has a background in Library Science and is finishing her PhD in Information Science at the graduate program co-directed by the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and the Brazilian Institute of Information for Science and Technology.

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Past Associates

Kendal Crawford

Erik Hanson

Dr. David Moscrop

Dr. Rodrigo Costas

Dr. Enrique Orduña Malea

Dr. Kate Williams