Assistant professor at the UW Information School, adjunct assistant professor, sociology, and affiliate of the Center for Statistics and the Social Sciences
Emma S. Spiro is an Assistant Professor at the University of Washington Information School. She is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology, and an affiliate of the UW Center for Statistics and the Social Sciences.
At the iSchool Emma is a co-director of the Social Media Lab. She is also a co-director of the Data Science and Analytics Lab. Prior to joining UW, Emma was a Graduate Fellow of the University of California Irvine Center for Networks and Relational Analysis.
Emma studies online communication and information-related behaviors in the context of emergencies and disaster events. Her work also explores the structure and dynamics of interpersonal and organizational networks in both online and offline environments. Her research has been published in PNAS, Social Networks and Information, Communication & Society.
Emma earned her Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of California, Irvine. She also holds a B.A. in Applied Mathematics and a B.A. in Science, Technology, and Society from Pomona College, as well as an M.A. from the Institute for Mathematical Behavioral Sciences at University of California, Irvine.