Oliver is a President’s Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Michigan’s School of Information. He received his Ph.D. from the Informatics Department at the University of California, Irvine (2018), and his M.S. in Information and Computer Science also from the University of California, Irvine.
Oliver conducts social computing research focused on how people present and disclose changing identities on social media during life transitions, with a primary research goal of impacting technological inclusion of marginalized users. One of his main research areas is transgender identity disclosure and presentation on social media.
Haimson, O.L. (2018). “Social Media as Social Transition Machinery.” Proceedings of the ACM Human Computer Interaction (PACM). 2(CSCW).
Haimson, O.L., Andalibi, N., De Choudhury, M., Hayes, G.R. (2018). “Relationship Breakup Disclosures and Media Ideologies on Facebook.” New Media and Society. 20(5).
Baldwin, M.S., Hayes, G.R., Mankoff, J., Haimson, O.L., Hudson, S.E. (2017). “The Tangible Desktop: A Multimodial Approach to Nonvisual Computing.” ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing (TACCESS). 10(3).
Bivens, R., Haimson, O.L. (2016). “Baking Gender Into Social Media Design: How Platforms Shape Categories for Users and Advertisers.” Social Media + Society. 2(4).
Haimson, O.L., Hoffmann, A.L. (2016). “Constructing and Enforcing “Authentic” Identity Online: Facebook, Real Names, and Non-Normative Identities.” First Monday. 21(6).