Kate Crawford


Thinking about data

I'm an academic researcher who works on issues of data, ethics and power. I'm a Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research, a Visiting Professor at the MIT Center for Civic Media, a Senior Fellow at NYU's Information Law Institute, and an Associate Professor at the University of New South Wales. I'm based in New York City.

You can email me at kate [at] katecrawford [dot] net. Or try @katecrawford on Twitter. If you're so inclined, here's my PGP Key.

The Anxieties of Big Data

Here's a recent essay I wrote for The New Inquiry on the twin anxieties of the surveillers and the surveilled (aka "From Squeaky Dolphin to Normcore").

Reporting Abuse Online is Broken

The Atlantic reports on my recent research paper with Tarleton Gillespie, "What is a Flag For? Social Media Reporting Tools and the Vocabulary of Complaint" (New Media & Society, 2014).

Who Shapes the News You Read?

NiemanLab article by Mike Annanny and me on our research into news app design and how software engineers are shaping contemporary news.