I am an Associate Professor in the Communication, Culture & Technology Department at Georgetown University where I research rules and technological change with a focus on privacy, memory, innovation, and automation. I'm also a core faculty member of the Science, Technology, and International Affairs program in Georgetown's School of Foreign Service, affiliate faculty in the Institute for Technology Law & Policy at Georgetown Law Center, faculty fellow at the Georgetown Ethics Lab, and visiting faculty at the Brussels Privacy Hub at Vrije Universiteit Brussel. I work across campuses and disciplines at Georgetown through the Tech & Society Initiative and my International Sociotechnical Policy Collaboraty (iSPY Lab).
My research covers comparative information and communication technology law, critical information/data/algorithm studies, and the legal history of technology. I engage with interdisciplinary fields like cyberlaw, science and technology studies, and communication and information policy using comparative, interpretive, legal, and historical methods. Ctrl+Z: The Right to be Forgotten, my first book, is about the social, legal, and technical issues surrounding digital oblivion. My second book project, The Character of Consent tells the transatlantic history of digital consent through the lens of a familiar technical object. I am also editing a volume with Amanda Levendowski called Feminist Cyberlaw that explores how gender, race, sexuality and disability shape cyberspace and the laws that govern it.
Advised by Paul Ohm, I earned a Ph.D. in Technology, Media & Society from the University of Colorado, Engineering and Applied Science (ATLAS). Prior to pursuing a Ph.D., I earned a J.D. from the University of Illinois College of Law in 2008, where I focused on technology and information issues. I have held fellowships and research positions with the NSF funded eCSite project in the University of Colorado Department of Computer Science, the Silicon Flatirons Center at the University of Colorado School of Law, the Harvard Berkman Center for Internet & Society, and CableLabs. Starting in January 2021, I will be a Kluge Digital Studies Fellow at the Library of Congress. Since 2013, I have been teaching and researching in Washington, DC at Georgetown University.