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Karen Levy

Assistant Professor

Karen Levy is an Assistant Professor of Information Science at Cornell University and Associated Faculty at Cornell Law School. Her research focuses on social, legal, and ethical dimensions of emerging technologies, with particular focus on surveillance and privacy, as well as technology’s effects on marginalized groups. Her current book project, Data Driven, examines the development of legal and organizational surveillance in the United States trucking industry. Dr. Levy holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from Princeton University and a J.D. from Indiana University Maurer School of Law.

Expertise

  • Surveillance;
  • monitoring;
  • law ;
  • social impacts of technology;
  • organizations
“Actors do not behave or decide as atoms outside a social context ... Their attempts at purposive action are instead embedded in concrete, ongoing systems of social relations.”— Mark Granovetter