Is Algorithmic Justice an Oxymoron? Consumers vs. Citizens in a Big Data World

Allison Stanger is the Russell Leng ’60 Professor of International Politics and Economics and founding director of the Rohatyn Center for International Affairs at Middlebury College. She is the author of ‘One Nation Under Contract: The Outsourcing of American Power and the Future of Foreign Policy’ and the forthcoming ‘Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Leaks: The Story of Whistleblowing in America’, both with Yale University Press. She is working on a new book tentatively titled ‘Consumers vs. Citizens: How the Internet Revolution is Remaking Global Security and Democracy’s Public Square’. Stanger has published opinion pieces in Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, Financial Times, International Herald Tribune, New York Times, USA Today, U.S. News and World Report, and the Washington Post and has testified before the Commission on Wartime Contracting, the Senate Budget Committee, the Congressional Oversight Panel, the Senate HELP Committee, and the House Committee on Government Oversight and Reform. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and received her Ph.D. in Political Science from Harvard University. She wrote March and April 2017 opinion pieces in the New York Times titled “Understanding the Angry Mob at Middlebury That Gave Me a Concussion,” and “Middlebury, My Divided Campus.” Stanger is currently a Scholar in Residence in the Cybersecurity Initiative at New America and an External Professor at the Santa Fe Institute.