Karen Levy

Assistant Professor, Department of Information Science
Associate Faculty, Cornell Law School

Cornell University

207 Gates Hall
Ithaca, New York 14853



Website: Cornell University faculty profile

Twitter: @karen_ec_levy

Professional Website: Karen Levy

Issues: Artificial Intelligence and Privacy and Security

About Karen Levy

Karen Levy is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Information Science at Cornell University, and associate member of the faculty of Cornell Law School. She is also a fellow at the Data and Society Research Institute. Professor Levy researches how law and technology interact to regulate social life, with particular focus on social and organizational aspects of surveillance. Much of her work analyzes the uses of monitoring for social control in various contexts, from long-haul trucking to intimate relationships. She is also interested in how data collection uniquely impacts, and is contested by, marginalized populations.


Professor Levy’s work is published or forthcoming in the Washington Law Review, International Journal of Communication, Berkeley Technology Law Journal, American Journal of Bioethics, the Idaho Law Review, and the Journal of Cybersecurity, to name a few. She has shared her writings and research in major media outlets such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune, The Seattle Times, Slate, and The Atlantic.

Ph.D., Princeton University, 2014
M.A., Princeton University, 2010
J.D., Indiana University Maurer School of Law, 2006
B.A., Indiana University, 2003