Kate  Crawford

Principal Researcher, Microsoft Research (Social Media Collective)
Visiting Professor, MIT Center for Civic Media
Senior Fellow, Information Law Institute at NYU
Associate Professor, University of New South Wales

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Website: Kate Crawford's website

Issues: Artificial Intelligence, Internet, Networks, the Internet, and Cloud Computing and Privacy and Security

About Kate Crawford

Kate Crawford is a Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research (Social Media Collective), a Visiting Professor at the MIT Center for Civic Media, a Senior Fellow at the Information Law Institute at NYU, and an Associate Professor at the University of New South Wales. Her current research focuses on how people engage with networked technologies, analyzing the political, cultural, legal, philosophical and policy-making implications. She studies a wide range of data practices, including the ethics of big data, crisis informatics, networked journalism, and the everyday patterns of mobile and social media use.

Dr. Crawford’s current projects include the long-term implications of Big Data, social news, mobiles and privacy, the changing spaces of social and anti-social media, and the way media technologies are used during disasters and other acute events. She has published widely on cultures of technology use and her work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, BBC’s The World Today, ABC TV, and The Sydney Morning Herald, among others. She is also on the editorial boards of The Fibreculture Journal: Digital Media + Networks + Transdisciplinary Critique, and Media International Australia.


Ph.D., University of Sydney, 2008

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