’m an assistant professor in the Department of Information Science at Cornell University, associated faculty at Cornell Law School, and field faculty in Science and Technology Studies, Sociology, and Data Science.
I research the legal, organizational, social, and ethical aspects of data-intensive technologies. I am interested in what happens when we use digital technologies to enforce rules and make decisions about people, particularly in contexts marked by conditions of inequality. A good deal of my research considers the impact of data-intensive technologies on work and workers; I am currently writing a book analyzing the emergence of electronic monitoring in the long-haul trucking industry. I also study the role of data collection technologies in intimate relationships, and how they contribute to practices of both care and control. (Vox made a really nice video about my trucking research, and Cornell Alumni magazine profiled my work on data collection and privacy.)
I have a PhD in Sociology from Princeton University, where my dissertation examined the development of legal and organizational surveillance in the United States trucking industry. I have a JD from Indiana University’s Maurer School of Law. I’ve been a New America National Fellow, a postdoctoral fellow at New York University School of Law’s Information Law Institute, and a fellow at the Data and Society Research Institute.