Michael Zimmer

Michael Zimmer, PhD, is an assistant professor in the School of Information Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and an associate at the Center for Information Policy Research. With a background in new media and Internet studies, the philosophy of technology, and information policy, Zimmer studies the ethical dimensions of Internet technologies and social media, with particular interest in privacy, information ethics, access to knowledge, and value-conscious design. Zimmer received his PhD in 2007 from the Department of Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University under the guidance of Profs. Helen Nissenbaum, Alex Galloway, and Siva Vaidhyanathan. He was a Student Fellow at the Information Law Institute at NYU Law from 2004-2007, and was the Microsoft Resident Fellow at the Information Society Project at Yale Law School for 2007-2008. Zimmer joined UW-Milwaukee’s School of Information Studies in 2008. Zimmer has published in international journals and delivered talks across North America and Europe. He has appeared in the The New York Times, National Public Radio, GQ Magazine, The Montreal Gazette, The Boston Globe, MIT  Technology Review, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, and in various other national and local print and radio outlets. Zimmer was also featured in the “Is My Cellphone Spying on Me?” commentary accompanying the 2-disc special edition DVD for the hit action/thriller movie Eagle Eye.
Michael Zimmer