Hello! Welcome to the personal webpage of Dr Mike Katell. I am a Postdoctoral Research Associate at The Alan Turing Institute in London, United Kingdom. I am an information and data ethicist whose research spans questions of tech policy, law, social justice, and human agency. In my blog you’ll find posts on topics ranging from the societal effects of social media to the meaning of technology in our lives.
In addition to my work at the Turing, I am co-director of the research cooperative, the Critical Platform Studies Group.
You can read my blog posts on this site. A selection of publications appears below. These and others are indexed on Google Scholar and SSRN.
You can also follow me on Twitter @mikekatell.
Krafft, P. M., Young, M., Katell, M., Lee, J. E., Narayan, S., Epstein, M., Dailey, D., Herman, B., Tam, A., Guetler, V., Bintz, C., Raz, D., Jobe, P. O., Putz, F., Robick, B., & Barghouti, B. (2021). An Action-Oriented AI Policy Toolkit for Technology Audits by Community Advocates and Activists. Proceedings of the 2021 ACM Conference on Fairness, Accountability, and Transparency, 772–781. https://doi.org/10.1145/3442188.3445938
Katell, M., Young, M., Herman, B., Dailey, D., Bintz, C., Guetler, V., Raz, D., Tam, A., & Krafft, P. M. (2020). A toolkit for algorithmic equity and community empowerment. https://www.ideals.illinois.edu/handle/2142/106571
Katell, M., Dechesne, F., Koops, B.-J., & Meessen, P. (2019). Seeing the whole picture: Visualising socio-spatial power through augmented reality. Law, Innovation and Technology, 1–32. https://doi.org/10.1080/17579961.2019.1665800
Critical Platform Studies Group., Irani, L., Salehi, N., Pal, J., Monroy-Hernández, A., Churchill, E., & Narayan, S. (2019). Patron or Poison?: Industry Funding of HCI Research. Conference Companion Publication of the 2019 on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing – CSCW ’19, 111–115. https://doi.org/10.1145/3311957.3358610
Katell, M. (2018a). Adverse Detection: The Promise and Peril of Body-Worn Cameras. In B. C. Newell, T. Timan, & B.-J. Koops (Eds.), Surveillance, Privacy, and Public Space (pp. 99–118). Taylor & Francis.
Katell, M. (2018b). Algorithmic reputation and information equity. Proceedings of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 55(1), 226–233. https://doi.org/10.1002/pra2.2018.14505501025
Katell, M. A., & Moore, Adam D. (2015). The Value of Privacy, Security, and Accountability. In A. D. Moore (Ed.), Privacy, security, and accountability: Ethics, law and, policy (pp. 1–17). Rowman & Littlefield International.
Katell, M. A., Parker, S. Q., Warren, T. J., & Taylor, H. (2015). Remade to Measure: Applying Impact Measurement Theory to Non-profit Organizations – A Case Study. 2015 48th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, 4285–4293. https://doi.org/10.1109/HICSS.2015.513