Malte Ziewitz

Malte Ziewitz

Assistant Professor
Department of Science & Technology Studies
330 Rockefeller Hall
Cornell University

Office hours:
Tue, 1.30-3.30pm,
or by appointment

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I am an Assistant Professor at the Department of Science & Technology Studies at Cornell University with a graduate field appointment in Information Science. Broadly based in science and technology studies, ethnography, and public policy, my research revolves around the practicalities of valuation, governance, and accountability in digitally networked environments — the dynamics at work, the values at stake, the design options at hand.

In my doctoral work, I looked at the practical politics of novel review, rating and ranking schemes in healthcare and search engine optimization (SEO). More recently, I have been working with computer scientists and sex researchers on computational approaches to protecting privacy and confidentiality in large social science data sets.

Previously, I was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Department of Media, Culture, and Communication and the Information Law Institute at New York University, a McCloy Fellow at Harvard University, a Non-resident Fellow at the Research Center for Information Law at the University of St. Gallen, and a Junior Researcher at the Hans Bredow Institute for Media Research. My work has been supported by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), the German National Academic Foundation, an OII/PGP Scholarship, the Heinz Schwarzkopf Foundation, the Keble Association, and the German Academic Exchange Service.

See also: Bio | CV (pdf)

Research interests

Science & technology studies; sociology of valuation; governance and accountability relations; digital media; online reviews, ratings, rankings; computational approaches to privacy; ethnography; ethnomethodology



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Fall 2014
STS 7111 - Introduction to Science & Technology Studies (with M. Lynch)
Provides newcomers to STS an overview of some of the major themes and issues in the field, and an opportunity to investigate how scholars in the field go about their work.
Spring 2015
STS 3561 - Computing Cultures
Syllabus | Piazza
STS 6561 - Technologies of Valuation



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Malte Ziewitz
Department of Science & Technology Studies
330 Rockefeller Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853

Tel. +1 (607) 255-3810

Last updated: January 20, 2015