Malte Ziewitz

Malte Ziewitz is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Science & Technology Studies at Cornell University. Broadly based in Science and Technology Studies (STS), ethnography, and public policy, his research revolves around issues of governance, accountability, and evaluation in digitally networked environments. His recent work explores evaluative practice in healthcare and and search engine optimization (SEO); algorithmic ordering; the history and performativity of internet governance; the ethical implications of presence technologies; the nature and uses of "crowd wisdom" in regulation; and computational approaches to privacy. Before joining Cornell, he was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Department of Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University, working with Helen Nissenbaum and the Privacy Research Group. As Principal Investigator, he headed the ESRC-funded How's My Feedback? project, a collaborative design experiment to rethink and evaluate online review and rating websites. His research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the Economic and Social Research Council, the German National Academic Foundation, an OII/PGP Scholarship, and the German Academic Exchange Service. Malte holds a DPhil from Oxford University, an MPA from Harvard University, and a First State Exam in Law from the University of Hamburg.