Data Services Librarian
Cameron Riopelle received his PhD in Sociology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2017, his Master of Science in Statistics (concentration: Applied Statistics) from UIUC in 2015, and Master of Arts in Sociology from UIUC in 2012. Before coming to the University of Miami, he taught courses at UIUC, Illinois Wesleyan University, and Millikin University. His research interests include teaching pedagogy, theories of colonialism and the state, and research methods. For the past several years, he has developed a generalist approach to research methods to best aid others in their research.
Part of Cameron’s responsibilities at the University of Miami Libraries include research consulting, which he enjoys because it involves helping others acquire valuable knowledge and skills. His experience includes working as a research methods consultant at both Scholarly Commons, a division of the UIUC Main Library, and Applied Technologies for Learning in the Arts & Sciences (ATLAS), a unit of the UIUC College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. His library experience includes working at a university library, public library, and internships at the Library of Congress and Folger Shakespeare Library.
In addition to his background in statistics and social scientific methods, Cameron has expertise in oral history and historical-archival research, having worked on the Veteran’s History Project at the American Folklife Center of the Library of Congress, indexing and accessioning labor leader John L. Lewis’s personal documents at the Lee-Fendall House Museum, and his own dissertation on 20th century indigenous peoples’ resistance to assimilationist efforts in Canada. He has also been actively involved in field archaeological and historical archaeological projects, and has longstanding interests in creative writing and folk music