Madelyn Zander is a PhD student in information science whose research interests are in data ethics, privacy and law. Using her background in anthropology and sociology, she plans to conduct ethnographic fieldwork in Iceland. By studying the abundant information infrastructure, and the social, economic and political impacts of data centers, Madelyn hopes to contribute to the development of regulatory infrastructure for the collection and use of personal data. Through her research, she also hopes to gain an understanding for how ethical protocols for data processing may create social and political consequences for communities, and potentially exacerbate existing structures of social stratification.
In her free time, Madelyn loves to Nordic ski, trail run with her dog and spend time with her family.