Karen Levy


Karen Levy


I’m a postdoctoral fellow at New York University School of Law’s Information Law Institute, NYU’s Department of Media, Culture, and Communication, and the Data and Society Research Institute. I research how law and technology interact to regulate behavior, with emphasis on legal, organizational, and social aspects of surveillance and monitoring.

In fall 2016, I’ll be joining the faculty of the Department of Information Science at Cornell University, and will be associated faculty at Cornell Law School.

I have a PhD in Sociology from Princeton University, where my dissertation work examined the use of public and private surveillance for rule enforcement in the United States trucking industry. I have a JD from Indiana University’s Maurer School of Law.

I’m affiliated with NYU Law’s Privacy Research Group and the Intel Science and Technology Center for Social Computing. Prior to my graduate work, I was a law clerk in the U.S. Federal Courts.




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