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Malte Ziewitz

Assistant Professor; Director, Digital Due Process Clinic

Malte Ziewitz

313 Morrill Hall

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 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 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.


  • Milstein Program in Technology & Humanity
  • Science and Technology Studies

Graduate Fields

  • Information Science
  • Science and Technology Studies


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


Fall 2021

Spring 2022



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