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

News & Updates

This spring, 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.

Science magazine has published my review of Tarleton Gillespie’s new book, Custodians of the Internet: Platforms, Content Moderation, and the Hidden Decisions that Shape Social Media. Tl;dr version: it is good and you should read it.

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!