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Malte Ziewitz

Assistant Professor and Mills Family Faculty Fellow

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Morrill Hall, Room 313

Educational Background

  • D.Phil., Science and Technology Studies, University of Oxford
  • M.P.A., Public Administration, Harvard Kennedy School
  • First State Exam, Law, University of Hamburg



Professor Malte Ziewitz studies the changing role of governance and regulation in, of, and through digitally networked environments – the dynamics at work, the values at stake, the design options at hand. His recent work explores evaluative practice in healthcare and search engine optimization (SEO); algorithmic ordering; the history and performativity of internet governance; and computational approaches to privacy. 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.


  • Science and Technology Studies

Graduate Fields

  • Information Science
  • Science and Technology Studies


Science & technology studies; sociology of (e)valuation; mundane governance and regulation; digital media; audit cultures; ethnography; ethnomethodology



Edited volumes

  • Ziewitz, M. ed. (2016). Governing Algorithms. Special Issue of Science, Technology, and Human Values 41(1).

Selected articles/chapters