I am an Assistant Professor of media law and policy in the School of Journalism and Communication at the University of Oregon, where I teach courses on media, internet, and cybercrime law and policy. 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, criminal justice, and immigration), 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 Surveillance & Society, the international surveillance studies journal, and a Board Member of the Surveillance Studies Network (SSN) (a registered UK charity/nonprofit organization).
My research has been published in high-impact peer-reviewed social science journals (such as New Media & Society, Government Information Quarterly, Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology (JASIS&T), The Information Society, Law & Social Inquiry, and Surveillance & Society); law reviews (including Indiana Law Journal, North Carolina Law Review, Hastings Law Journal, UC Irvine Law Review, and BYU Law Review); peer-reviewed, archival conference proceedings; and a number of edited books.
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 the Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic (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 (Information Science and Sociology) and, before that, a Post-Doctoral Researcher at the Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society (TILT) within the Law School 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.
- New publication: “Empathic Humanitarianism: Understanding the Motivations Behind Humanitarian Work with Migrants at the US-Mexico Border” (with Ricardo Gomez and Sara Vannini) has been published by the Journal on Migration and Human Security. https://doi.org/10.1177/2331502419900764. [01/20]
- I edited a new Dialogue section of Surveillance & Society on “decolonizing surveillance studies.” See my introduction and the rest of the issue. [12/19]
- My paper, “‘Mind the Five’: Guidelines for Data Privacy and Security in Humanitarian Work With Undocumented Migrants and Other Vulnerable Populations,” (with Sara Vannini and Ricardo Gomez) has been published by the Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology (JASIST). https://asistdl.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/asi.24317. [11/19]
- I have become an affiliated faculty member with the University of Oregon’s Center for Cyber Security and Privacy (CCSP). [09/19]
- I have transitioned to my new job as Assistant Professor of Media Law and Policy at the University of Oregon’s School of Journalism and Communication. [08/19]
- I am now Dialogue Editor for Surveillance & Society and a Board Member of the Surveillance Studies Network. [01/19]
- I co-edited a special symposium section for Law & Social Inquiry (with Sarah Brayne and Karen Levy) on “Visual Data and the Law.” The issue is now live. [11/18]
- My new article, “Context, visibility, and control: Police work and the contested objectivity of bystander video” has just been published by New Media & Society! [7/18]
- My book, Surveillance, Privacy and Public Space (which I co-edited along with Bert-Jaap Koops and Tjerk Timan) has been published by Routledge. The book is part of the new Routledge Studies in Surveillance book series. [7/18]
- I wrote an invited foreword for the newest issue of the European Data Protection Law Review, entitled “Privacy as Antipower: In Pursuit of Non-Domination.” [4/18]
- My new article, The Reasonableness of Remaining Unobserved: A Comparative Analysis of Visual Surveillance and Voyeurism in Criminal Law (with Bert-Jaap Koops, Andrew Roberts, Ivan Škorvánek, and Maša Galič) has been published in Law & Social Inquiry. [1/18]