Helen Nissenbaum

Media, Culture and Communication, New York University, United States

Helen Nissenbaum is a Professor of Media, Culture and Communication and of Computer Science at New York University, where she is also a Faculty Fellow of the Information Law Institute. Her areas of expertise include social, ethical, and political implications of computing and information technology. Grants from the National Science Foundation, Ford Foundation, and U.S. Department of Homeland Security have supported research projects on privacy, trust online, security, intellectual property, and several projects investigating political values in computer and information systems, including search engines, video games, and facial recognition systems. She has produced three books, Emotion and Focus, Computers, Ethics and Social Values (co-edited with D.J. Johnson), and Academy and the Internet (co-edited with Monroe Prince), and over 40 research articles, published in scholarly journals of philosophy, political philosophy, law, media studies, information studies, and computer science. Before joining the faculty at NYU, Nissenbaum was Member at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, served as Associate Director of Princeton University’s Center for Human Values and held a postdoctoral fellowship at the Center for the Study of Language and Information at Stanford. She holds a B.A. with honors from the University of Witwatersand, Johannesburg, and a Ph.D. in philosophy from Stanford University.