- Computational Social Science
- Critical Data Studies
- Data Science
- Economics and Information
- Education Technology
- Ethics, Law and Policy
- Human-Computer Interaction
- Human-Robot Interaction
- Incentives and Computation
- Infrastructure Studies
- Interface Design and Ubiquitous Computing
- Natural Language Processing
- Network Science
- Social Computing and Computer-supported Cooperative Work
- Technology and Equity
Steve Jackson is a Professor of Information Science and Science and Technology Studies, with additional graduate field appointments in Communication and Public Affairs. He’s also the former Chair of Information Science and Dean of William Keeton House. Since July 2023, he has also served as Vice-Provost for Academic Innovation at Cornell.
Dr. Jackson teaches and conducts research in the areas of technology ethics, law and policy; maintenance, repair and sustainability; and technology, inequality and global development. His work is shaped by ideas coming out of American pragmatism, critical theory, and science and technology studies, and methodological traditions coming out of sociology, anthropology, philosophy, history, media studies, and law, along with information science sub-fields like human-computer interaction and computer-supported cooperative work. He’s especially interested in places where new computing infrastructures and practices meet the social and material world, with implications for collaboration, sustainability, development, inequality, and new (and old) cultural practices, including in music and art. He’s also interested in places where new computing practices meet unsettled legal and ethical terrains, and the processes by which these uncertainties get reduced, codified and normalized. His research with students and collaborators has been supported by the U.S. National Science Foundation (including an NSF CAREER award), the Social Science Research Council, Ford Foundation, Sloan Foundation, World Bank, Intel Research, Atkinson Center for Sustainability, and the Canadian Social Science and Humanities Research Council, and has received more than twenty paper awards (best papers and honorable mentions) at leading venues in the computing and information science field.
- Steven J. Jackson, Jen Liu, Ranjit Singh, and Samir Passi, “Maintaining Data Infrastructures,” in International Handbook of Data and Society, eds. Jean-Cristophe Plantin, Amelia Acker, Tommaso Venturini and Antonia Walford. Sage: London, 2024 (forthcoming).
- Steven J. Jackson, “Ordinary Hope,” in Maddalena Taccheti, Dimitris Papadopoulos, and Maria Puig de la Bellacasa, eds. Ecological Reparation: Repair, Remediation and Resurgence in Social and Environmental Conflict. Bristol University Press: Bristol, 2023.
- Cindy Lin and Steven J. Jackson, “From Bias to Repair: Error as a Site of Negotiation and Collaboration in Applied Data Science Work,” in Proceedings of the 2023 Computer-Human Interaction (CHI) Conference, Hamburg, Germany, April 2023.
- Samar Sabie, Robert Soden, Steven J. Jackson, and Tapan Parikh, “Unmaking as Emancipation: Lessons and Reflections from Luddism,” in Proceedings of the 2023 Computer-Human Interaction (CHI) Conference, Hamburg, Germany, April 2023.
- Palashi Vaghela, Steven J. Jackson, and Phoebe Sengers, “Interrupting Merit, Subverting Legibility: Navigating Caste in ‘Casteless’ Worlds of Computing,” in Proceedings of the 2022 Computer-Human Interaction (CHI) Conference, New Orleans, LA, May 2022.
- Laewoo Kang, Steven J. Jackson, and Trevor Pinch, “The Electronicists: Techno-Aesthetic Encounters for Non-Linear and Art-Based Inquiry in HCI,” in Proceedings of the 2022 Computer-Human Interaction (CHI) Conference, New Orleans, LA, May 2022.
- Samar Sabie, Steven J. Jackson, Wendy Ju and Tapan Parikh, “(Un)Making as Agonism: Using Participatory Design with Youth to Surface Difference in an Urban Context,” in Proceedings of the 2022 Computer-Human Interaction (CHI) Conference, New Orleans, LA, May 2022.
- Steven J. Jackson and Lara Houston, “The Poetics and Political Economy of Repair,” in Janet Wasko and Jeremy Schwartz, eds. Media: A Transdisciplinary Inquiry. Intellect Books / University of Chicago Press: Chicago, 2021.
- Ranjit Singh and Steven J. Jackson, “Seeing Like an Infrastructure: Low Resolution Citizens and the Aadhaar Identification Project,” in Proceedings of the 2021 Computer-Supported Cooperative Work Conference, virtual, October 2021.
- Margaret C. Jack, Sopheak Chann, Nicola Dell, and Steven J. Jackson, “Networked Authoritarianism: The Digital and Political Transitions of Cambodian Village Officials,” in Proceedings of the 2021 Computer-Supported Cooperative Work Conference, virtual, October 2021.
- Laewoo Kang and Steven J. Jackson, “Tech-Art-Theory: Improvisational Methods for HCI Teaching and Learning,” in Proceedings of the 2021 Computer-Supported Cooperative Work Conference, virtual, October, 2021.