Colin Koopman, Department of Philosophy

Colin Koopman

Practice Areas: Politics, Ethics, History, Information, Surveillance, Privacy

Colin Koopman's research and teaching focuses on the politics of information and data, in particular on issues of privacy and surveillance. At the University of Oregon, he is a professor of philosophy. Colin is interested in the ethical and political problems that arise out of information collection, data analytics and the vast distribution mechanisms they enable. His research looks at the history of how information has come to track, define and constitute us—how it's become so important to who we are.

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Recent Media:
Your Data Is Diminishing Your Freedom (The New York Times, March 20, 2023)
‘Thinkwashing’ Keeps People From Taking Action in Times of Crisis (Wired, May 31, 2022)
Abortion ruling raises period tracking app concerns (KOIN-TV, May 10, 2022)
Blessed be thy data: Book by UO philosophy associate professor dives into how data historically changed people (Eugene Weekly, Feb. 20, 2020)
Digital Trends Live: Decentralizing social media, Pirate Bay streams, and more (Digital Trends, Dec. 11, 2019)
How Democracy Can Survive Big Data (The New York Times, March 22, 2018)
Is President Trump a Stealth Postmodernist or Just a Liar? (The New York Times, Jan. 25, 2018)
The Age of ‘Infopolitics’ (The New York Times Opinionator, Jan. 26, 2014)