Irene Pasquetto


University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)


Irene Pasquetto is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Information Studies at UCLA, and a research assistant at the UCLA Center for Knowledge Infrastructures and also at the Participation Lab (PartLab) in the UCLA Institute for Society and Genetics. She teaches and co-teaches classes on data management, information ethics, and data economies. Her overarching research interest lies in the analysis of data-centric scientific practices and technologies, especially in relation to science policy-making. For her dissertation research, Irene investigated the epistemic, socio-technical, and ethical challenges related to the open circulation of biomedical data and software. She has also published on issues of genetic ancestry testing, open data, and identity, on the challenges of archiving and reusing climate-change data. With her work, Irene aims at informing the design and implementation of governance models for data and code infrastructures.

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