This new position at Data & Society is an opportunity for a mid-career or senior scholar, or team of two scholars, to define and shape a field of inquiry through the commissioning or curating of a body of work related to new perspectives on algorithmic governance and grounded in empirical research. The Public Fellow will have a broad mandate to engage in public scholarship, and should be especially interested in addressing issues, perspectives, and communities traditionally marginalized in discourses around data-centric technologies.
This is a role that may be filled by an academic or non-academic scholar. The goal is to lead the creation of a body of public-facing work on the topic of algorithmic governance and to help deepen and expand our community’s understanding of the challenges and opportunities society faces in a data-centric world.
Current and past fellows are academics and computer scientists, researchers and technologists, artists and activists, journalists, lawyers, and community organizers concerned with the implications of data-centric technology’s role in reconfiguring society. We are engaged, individually and together, in interrogating and articulating those implications and developing frames that can help society address emergent tensions. We’re continuing to embrace breadth and diversity throughout the selection process.