I'm an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at San Jose State University. Before coming to SJSU I was a postdoctoral research fellow at NYU's Information Law Institute, a member of the Institute's Privacy Research Group, and a visiting scholar in the Department of Media, Culture, and Communication.
I work in philosophy of technology, with a focus on its normative (social/political/ethical) dimensions. Right now that means I'm spending a lot of time thinking about privacy, big data, and online identity.
- In September I'm giving a keynote lecture at Goethe University's Privacy and Democracy conference.
- In November I'm visiting Penn State to give talks at the Rock Ethics Institute.
- My essay "Ihde's Missing Sciences: Postphenomenology, Big Data, and the Human Sciences" was published in Techné's special symposium issue on Don Ihde's new book, Husserl's Missing Technologies. [9/1/16]
- I was a member of San Jose State's delegation to CSU's Summer Institute on "Designing Teaching for Diverse Learners" in Long Beach. [7/12/16-7/14/16]
- I workshopped a paper on notice and consent at the 9th Annual Privacy Law Scholars Conference at The George Washington University Law School. [6/3/16]
- Kiel Brennan-Marquez and I presented our paper "Obstacles to Transparency in Privacy Engineering" at the 2016 International Workshop on Privacy Engineering, part of the 37th IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy. [5/26/16]
- Kiel and I presented another paper — this one on chilling effects arguments — at the Freedom of Expression Scholar's Conference at Yale Law School. [4/30/16]
- I presented a paper titled "Notice After Notice-and-Consent" at the Internet Law Works-in-Progress conference at New York Law School. [3/5/16]
- I presented work-in-progress titled "Against the Collection/Use Distinction" to the Privacy Research Group at NYU's School of Law. [2/24/16]
- My paper "Information Privacy and Social Self-Authorship" was accepted at Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology. The final version will be published some time in 2016; until then you can read the pre-publication draft at SSRN. [12/15/15]