Luke Stark is a Postdoctoral Researcher at Microsoft Research Montreal and an Affiliate of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University. He completed his PhD in the Department of Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University in 2016 under the supervision of Helen Nissenbaum. Luke's work focuses on the historical and contemporary intersections of behavioral science, AI, and computing, and how new technologies affect human privacy, emotional expression, and digital labor. His scholarship highlights the asymmetries of power, access and justice that are emerging as these systems are deployed in the world, and the social and political challenges that technologists, policymakers, and the wider public will face as a result. Luke's research has been featured in publications including The New York Times, The Guardian, Harvard Business Review, New Scientist, and on Canada's CBC Radio.
Luke is a proud native of Toronto, Canada, and holds an Honours BA in History & English and an MA in History, both from the University of Toronto. He been published widely in both academic and popular venues, and has been funded at various points in his academic career by the Canadian Millennium Scholarship Foundation, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the National Science Foundation, the Government of Ontario, and New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development and its Provost’s Global Research Initiatives. Luke has previously been a Doctoral Student Research Fellow with the NYU Center for the Humanities, a Student Fellow of the NYU School of Law’s Information Law Institute (ILI), an inaugural Fellow with the University of California Berkeley’s Center for Technology, Society, and Policy, and a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Sociology at Dartmouth College.
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