Karen Levy

Associate Member of the Law Faculty and Assistant Professor, Department of Information Science
Karen Levy
Contact Information
Department of Information Science
207 Gates Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853-4901

Phone: (607) 255-8013
Email: karen.levy@cornell.edu

Lyndsey Clark
Cornell Law School
315 Myron Taylor Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853-4901
Email: lyc8@cornell.edu

Professional Biography

Karen Levy is an assistant professor in the Department of Information Science at Cornell University, and associate member of the faculty of Cornell Law School. She researches how law and technology interact to regulate social life, with particular focus on social and organizational aspects of surveillance. Much of Dr. Levy's research analyzes the uses of monitoring for social control in various contexts, from long-haul trucking to intimate relationships. She is also interested in how data collection uniquely impacts, and is contested by, marginalized populations.

Dr. Levy is also a fellow at the Data and Society Research Institute in New York City. She previously served as a law clerk in the United States Federal Courts.


B.A., Indiana University, 2003
J.D., Indiana University Maurer School of Law, 2006
M.A., Princeton University, 2010
Ph.D., Princeton University, 2014