Faculty Profile: Cameron Riopelle
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 projects that use mixed methodologies.
Current research projects
An Audience Study of Formal Variables in Digital Short-Form Environmental Media, grant from Center for Center for Communication, Culture, and Change (with Juliana Fernandez and Meryl Shriver-Rice)
Facial Profiling: Defendant Physical Characteristics, Machine Learning Analytics, and Criminal Justice Disparities in Miami-Dade County (with Marisa Omori, Nicholas Peterson, Ubbo Visser, and Tamara Lave)
Work in progress
Best Practices for Collaborative Data Resilience Addressing Climate Change (with Camille Thomas)
Unstable Technologies and Indigenous Cultural Heritage: A Critical Examination of Platforms both Past and Present (with Jasmine Kirby)
JMM 285 Applied Statistics for Journalism and Media Management