Malte Ziewitz

Associate Professor Director, Digital Due Process Clinic


Professor Malte Ziewitz (he/him) studies the changing role of governance and regulation in, of, and through digitally networked environments – the dynamics at work, the values at stake, the design options at hand. 

His work has been supported by an NSF Career Award, a McCloy Fellowship, a PGP Corporation Scholarship, and grants from the Economic and Social Research Council, the Foundation for the Sociology of Health & Illness, the German Academic Exchange Service, and the NSF. As Principal Investigator, he headed the How's My Feedback? project, a collaborative design experiment to rethink and evaluate online review and rating websites.

Previously, Malte was a postdoctoral fellow at New York University's Department of Media, Culture, and Communication and Information Law Institute. He also worked as a junior researcher at the Hans Bredow Institute for Media Research. He holds a D.Phil. from Oxford University, an M.P.A. from Harvard University, and a First State Exam in Law from the University of Hamburg.

At Cornell, he directs the Digital Due Process Clinic, serves as a Faculty Fellow at the Milstein Program for Technology & Humanity, and is a House Fellow (and frequent diner) at William Keeton House.

On sabbatical leave for the 2023–2024 academic year

Research Focus

Science & technology studies; sociology of (e)valuation; mundane governance; digital media; audit cultures; ethnography; ethnomethodology


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