People: Research Faculty
Faculty Associate, Center for Political Studies
H. Marshall McLuhan Collegiate Professor in Digital Media, School of Information
Associate Professor, Communication Studies
Director, Center for Ethics, Society, and Computing
Ph.D. Stanford University (Communication)
Christian Sandvig is the H. Marshall McLuhan Collegiate Professor of Digital Media and the Director of the Center for Ethics, Society, and Computing at the University of Michigan, where he teaches in both Information and Communication Studies. He is a researcher specializing in studying the consequences of algorithmic systems that curate and organize culture.
Sandvig, C., Hamilton, K., Karahalios, K., & Langbort, C. (forthcoming). Auditing Algorithms: A Research Method for Detecting Discrimination on Internet Platforms. Computational Culture.
Platin, J.-C., Lagoze, C., Edwards, P.N., & Sandvig, C. (forthcoming). Infrastructure studies meet platform studies in the age of Google and Facebook. New Media & Society.
Sandvig, C., Hamilton, K., Karahalios, K., & Langbort, C. (2016). When the Algorithm Itself is a Racist: Diagnosing Ethical Harm in the Basic Components of Software. International Journal of Communication 10: 4972-4990.
Eslami, M., Karahalios, K., Sandvig, C., Vaccaro, K., Rickman, A., Hamilton, K., & Kirlik, A. (2016). First I “like” it, then I hide it: Folk Theories of Social Feeds. Proc. ACM CH: 2371-2382.
Eslami, M., Rickman, A., Vaccaro, K., Aleyasen, A., Vuong, A., Karahalios, K., Hamilton, K., & Sandvig, C. (2015). “I always assumed that I wasn’t really that close to [her]”: Reasoning about invisible algorithms in the news feed. Proc. ACM CH: 153-162.