Algorithms Publications

Faculty fellows of the ISS’ collaborative project on Algorithms, Big Data, and Inequality have published recently on their related research and have additional works in press.


Passi, Samir, and Solon Barocas. “Problem Formulation and Fairness,” Conference on Fairness, Accountability, and Transparency, 2019.


Hutson, Jevan A., Jessie G. Taft, Solon Barocas, and Karen Levy. “Debiasing Desire: Addressing Bias & Discrimination on Intimate Platforms,” Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction, Vol. 2, 2018.

Levy, Karen, and Solon Barocas. “Refractive Surveillance: Monitoring Customers to Manage Workers,” International Journal of Communication, 12: 1166-1188, 2018.

Selbst, Andrew, and Solon Barocas. “The Intuitive Appeal of Explainable Machines,” Fordham Law Review, 87(3): 1085-1140, 2018.

Ziewitz, Malte, and Michael Lynch. “It’s Important to Go to the Laboratory: Malte Ziewitz talks with Michael Lynch,” Engaging Science, Technology, and Society, 4: 366-385, 2018.


Duffy, Brooke Erin, and Becca Schwartz. “Digital “women’s work?”: Job recruitment ads and the feminization of social media employment,” New Media & Society, 2017.

Duffy, Brooke Erin, and Urszula Pruchniewska. “Gender and self-enterprise in the social media age: a digital double bind,” Information, Communication & Society, 20(6): 843-859, 2017.

Duffy, Brooke Erin. (Not) Getting Paid to Do What You Love: Gender, Social Media, and Aspirational Work, Yale University Press, 2017.

Levy, Karen, and Solon Barocas. “Designing Against Discrimination in Online Markets.” Berkely Technology Law Journal, 32: 1183-1238. 2017.

Ziewitz, Malte. “A not quite random walk: Experimenting with the ethnomethods of the algorithm,” Big Data & Society, 4(2): 1-13, 2017.


Ajunwa, Ifeoma, “Genetic Data and Civil Rights,” Harvard Civil Rights- Civil Liberties Law Review, Vol. 51, 2016.

Ajunwa, Ifeoma, Kate Crawford, and Joel Ford. “Health and Big Data: An Ethical Framework for Health Information Collection By Corporate Wellness Programs,” Journal of Law, Medicine, and Ethics, 44: 474-480, 2016.

Barocas, Solon and Andrew Selbst. “Big Data’s Disparate Impact,” California Law Review, Vol. 104, Review 671, 2016.

Duffy, Brooke Erin. “The romance of work: Gender and aspirational labour in the digital culture industries,” International Journal of Cultural Studies, 19(4), 441-457, 2016.

Ziewitz, Malte. “Governing algorithms: Myth, mess, and methods,” Science, Technology, and Human Values, 41(1): 3-16, 2016.