I am a researcher, writer, and educator working at the intersections of data, technology, culture, and ethics.

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News & Updates

A prepub version of my new paper - Where Fairness Fails: Data, Algorithms, and the Limits of Antidiscrimination Discourse - is now available! The paper will be out with Information, Communication, and Society in June.

I have an op-ed in the Seattle Times arguing against dangerous and permissive language on facial recognition technology being condsidered by the Washington state Legislature. tl;dr - We should reject it and demand nothing less than a moratorium.

This April, I’ll be giving two talks around my work on discourse, violence, and data justice, at the universities of Washington and Michigan. For more info and links, check out the events page.

In May, I’ll be giving the opening keynote at CEPE 2019 in Norfolk, VA.

Along with Dan Greene and Luke Stark, our paper “Better, Nicer, Clearer, Fairer: A Critical Assessment of the Movement for Ethical Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning” was presented at HICSS (Jan, 2019).

Thrilled to announce that the National Science Foundation has funded a proposal for which I am a co-PI. The project - “Emerging Cultures of Data Science Ethics in the Academy and Industry” - is a three-institution collaboration, led by Deirdre Mulligan (UC Berkeley), Karen Levy and Solon Barocas (Cornell), and myself (UW).

The social issue I edited for Philosophy & Technology is now available! Check out my introduction to the volume - “Making Data Valuable: Political, Economic, and Conceptual Bases of Big Data.” I’m grateful to all the contributors.

My feature essay - “Data Violence and How Bad Engineering Choices Damage Society” - has been published with Medium. Many thanks to my awesome editor, Jemima Kiss, for input and guidance!