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


Juan Pablo Alperin

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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Stefanie Haustein

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

Vincent Larivière

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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Katherine Reilly

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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Fereshteh Didegah

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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Germana Barata

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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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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Asura Enkhbayar

Asura Enkhbayar is an Individualized Interdisciplinary Studies PhD student and data scientist at the ScholCommLab working under the supervision of Dr. Juan Pablo Alperin. He is interested in critically exploring the infrastructure of scholarly communication in the 21st century at the intersection of philosophy and technology.

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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 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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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

Mario Malički

After finishing School of Medicine at the University of Zagreb, Croatia, Mario Malički obtained an MA in Literature and Medicine at King’s College, London, UK.

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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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Janina Sarol

Janina Sarol is a PhD student in Informatics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) 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

Isabelle Dorsch

Erik Hanson

David Moscrop

Rodrigo Costas

Enrique Orduña Malea

Kate Williams