Assistant Professor and
Mills Family Faculty Fellow
Science & Technology Studies
room: 330 Rockefeller Hall
Office Hours, Spring 2016:
T 12:00 - 2:00 or by appointment
- 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 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
- 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-Schönberger, 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.