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Kristene Unsworth

Kristene Unsworth, PhD

Assistant Professor, College of Computing and Informatics
Center for Science, Technology and Society
Center for Public Policy
Office: Rush 409
Phone: 215.895.6016


  • PhD, University of Washington

Research Interests:

Information policy, ethics, government information, surveillance studies


Kristene Unsworth's research interests are in the areas of information policy, ethics, government information and surveillance studies. She has conducted research on the use of social categorization in national security policy in historical, international and contemporary contexts. Her work examines the ethical issues behind social categorization, information use and retrieval in government contexts. Current projects include examining the role of citizen participation in government See something, Say something campaigns and the ethical implications of and such participation. Her teaching interests focus on issues of access to and critique of government information, information policy and ethics.