Malte Ziewitz

Associate Professor; Director, Digital Due Process Clinic


Professor Malte Ziewitz (he/him) 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 work has been supported by an NSF Career Award, a McCloy Fellowship, a PGP Corporation Scholarship, and grants from the Economic and Social Research Council, the Foundation for the Sociology of Health & Illness, the German Academic Exchange Service, and the NSF. As Principal Investigator, he headed the How's My Feedback? project, a collaborative design experiment to rethink and evaluate online review and rating websites.

Previously, Malte was a postdoctoral fellow at New York University's Department of Media, Culture, and Communication and Information Law Institute. He also worked as a junior researcher at the Hans Bredow Institute for Media Research. He holds a D.Phil. from Oxford University, an M.P.A. from Harvard University, and a First State Exam in Law from the University of Hamburg.

At Cornell, he serves as the Interim Director of the Milstein Program, directs the Digital Due Process Clinic, served as Director of Undergraduate Studies for the Biology & Society and the Science & Technology Studies majors, and is a House Fellow and frequent diner at William Keeton House.

Research Focus

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


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