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Malte Ziewitz




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Malte Ziewitz

Assistant Professor and
Mills Family Faculty Fellow
Science & Technology Studies

Malte Ziewitz

fax: 607-255-6044
room: 313 Morrill Hall

Office Hours, Fall 2016: 
T 3:00 - 5:00 or by appointment


Personal Website
How's My Feedback?


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

Research Focus

Professor Malte Ziewitz studies the politics and practicalities of evaluation, governance, and accountability in 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.

Recent Courses Taught

  • Fall 2015 - (STS 7111) Introduction to Science and Technology Studies
    W: 12:20-2:15, 4 credits

  • Fall 2015 - (STS 2761) Governing Everyday Life
    TR: 1:25-2:40, 4 credits

  • Spring 2015 - (STS 3561) Computing Cultures
    TR: 10:10-11:25, 4 Credits

  • Spring 2015 - (STS 6561) Technologies of Valuation
    M: 10-10-12:05, 4 Credits

  • Fall 2014 - (STS 7111) Introduction to Science and Technology Studies
    W: 12:20-2:15, 4 Credits

Selected Publications

  • Ziewitz, M. and C. Pentzold (2014). In search of internet governance: Performing order in digitally networked environments. New Media & Society 16(2): 306-322.
  • Barocas, S., Hood, S. and M. Ziewitz (2013). Governing algorithms: A provocation piece. Discussion paper for Governing Algorithms conference, May 16-17, 2013.
  • Ziewitz, M. and I. Brown (2013). A prehistory of internet governance. In Research Handbook on Governance of the Internet, ed I. Brown, 3-26. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.
  • Ziewitz, M. (2011). How to attend to screens? Technology, ontology and precarious enactments. Encounters 4(2): 203-228.
  • Mayer-Sch√∂nberger, V. and M. Ziewitz (2007). Jefferson rebuffed: The United States and the future of internet governance. Columbia Science and Technology Law Review 8: 188-228.