Christian Sandvig

Faculty Associate


Faculty Associate, Center for Political Studies
H. Marshall McLuhan Collegiate Professor in Digital Media, School of Information
Associate Professor, Communication Studies


Ph.D. Stanford University (Communication)


Christian Sandvig’s Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Christian Sandvig's Personal Website

Institute for Social Research (ISR), University of Michigan
Room 4244, 426 Thompson Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104–2321, United States

Phone: 734–763–0861
Fax: 734–764–3288


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Major research areas:
New Technological Infrastructure and Public Policy.
Advances in Wireless Technology the Use of the Electromagnetic Spectrum.
Appropriation and User-Driven Innovation.

Selected publications. Please also see Christian Sandvig’s Curriculum Vitae (CV)...

Sandvig, C., Hamilton, K., Karahalios, K., & Langbort, C. (forthcoming). Auditing Algorithms: A Research Method for Detecting Discrimination on Internet Platforms. Computational Culture.

Platin, J.-C., Lagoze, C., Edwards, P.N., & Sandvig, C. (forthcoming). Infrastructure studies meet platform studies in the age of Google and Facebook. New Media & Society.

Sandvig, C., Hamilton, K., Karahalios, K., & Langbort, C. (2016). When the Algorithm Itself is a Racist: Diagnosing Ethical Harm in the Basic Components of Software. International Journal of Communication 10: 4972-4990.

Eslami, M., Karahalios, K., Sandvig, C., Vaccaro, K., Rickman, A., Hamilton, K., & Kirlik, A. (2016). First I "like" it, then I hide it: Folk Theories of Social Feeds. Proc. ACM CH: 2371-2382.

Eslami, M., Rickman, A., Vaccaro, K., Aleyasen, A., Vuong, A., Karahalios, K., Hamilton, K., & Sandvig, C. (2015). “I always assumed that I wasn’t really that close to [her]”: Reasoning about invisible algorithms in the news feed. Proc. ACM CH: 153-162.