About Me

I am an Assistant Professor of media law and policy in the School of Journalism and Communication at the University of Oregon. My institutional page is available here.

My teaching and research are focused on issues of  law and technology, surveillance, media/internet law, and information law and politics. My primary research interests are in privacy and surveillance (particularly within the contexts of policing and criminal justice), access to information, and aspects of criminal law and criminal procedure that pertain to the use of ICTs by police or members of society. I am also Dialogue Editor for the journal Surveillance & Society and a Board Member of the Surveillance Studies Network (SSN) (a registered UK charity/nonprofit organization).

I earned my Ph.D. in Information Science at the University of Washington, where I was affiliated with the Tech Policy Lab, the Value Sensitive Design Research Lab, the Comparative Law and Society Studies (CLASS) Center, and the Program on Values in Society. I received my Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from the University of California, Davis School of Law. I am licensed to practice law in California (currently inactive), and was a 2013 Google Policy Fellow, hosted by CIPPIC at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law (Ottawa, Ontario).

Prior to coming to the University of Oregon, I was an Assistant Professor at the University of Kentucky and a Post-Doctoral Researcher at the Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society (TILT) at Tilburg University in the Netherlands.

My documentary and video production work has been exhibited at museums in the United States, Germany, and the Netherlands, and has been screened at film festivals and on university campuses across the United States. I have discussed my research on NPR (All Things Considered) and written about body-worn cameras for Slate. My research has been cited in a variety of academic journals as well as the New York Times Magazine.

Surveillance cameras located at the US-Mexico border.

Surveillance cameras located at the US-Mexico border.