Karen Levy

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

Cornell University

236 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 Associate Professor in the Department of Information Science at Cornell University, associate member of the faculty of Cornell Law School, and field faculty in Sociology, Science and Technology Studies, Media Studies, and Data Science. Professor Levy researches the legal, organizational, social, and ethical aspects of data-intensive technologies. Her work explores what happens when we use digital technologies to enforce rules and make decisions about people, particularly in contexts marked by conditions of inequality. She also studies the role of data collection technologies in intimate relationships, and how they contribute to practices of both care and control.


Professor Levy has written a book about workplace surveillance; “Data Driven: Truckers, Technology, and the New Workplace Surveillance” was published in 2022 by Princeton University Press. Additionally, 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