I am keenly interested in the implementation of humane technologies. It’s just that I understand “technology” very broadly–not only in terms of computers and communications, but also the cognitive processes of our brains. Indeed, I view race as socio-cognitive technology, and I view my work as a sort of academic “hacking” of the system.
As suggested on my home page, my broad interest is about “technologies,” understood in a very broad sense. Much of my writing concerns communication technologies (including cyberspace), and the social impacts of new information structures. More specifically, I have focused on information privacy and pervasive computing (when the Internet is embedded everywhere).
My other research interest is race and race relations. My work falls within the broad category of critical race studies, which critically examines the mutually constitutive role of race and law. My early work focused on Asian Americans, with respect to hate crimes and affirmative action. I’ve also written extensively on the internment of Japanese Americans. Currently I’m most excited about importing the vocabulary, findings, and insights of implicit social cognition (e.g. implicit bias) into critical race studies. This work is guided by a commitment to “behavioral realism.”
Arguably my most creative work merges my interests in communications and race and examines their interrelations. In this vein, I’ve written about mass media policy, net neutrality, and on-line communities.
Most of my work is available in full text on-line, listed below chronologically.
- to my implicit bias work
- 1992 Rebel Without Cause
- 1992 ISKCON v Lee
- 1993 Racial Violence against Asian Americans
- 1995 Privacy and the NII
- 1996 Negative Action against Asian Americans
- 1996 Beyond Self-Interest
- 1998 Cyberspace Privacy
- 2000 Cyber-race
- 2001 E-racing E-lections
- 2001 Race, Rights, and Reparation
- 2002 Thinking through Internment
- 2004 Privacy in Atlantis
- 2004 Denying Prejudice
- 2005 Trojan Horses of Race
- 2005 Pervasive Computing
- 2005 Watching the Watchers
- 2006 Fair Measures
- 2007 Race.Net Neutrality
- 2007 Implicit Social Cognition and Law
- 2008 Dodging Responsibility: Hirabayashi
- 2008 Out of the Woods
- 2009 Implicit Bias Primer for Courts
- 2009 Review of American Inquisition
- 2010 Are Ideal Litigators White?
- 2010 Seeing through Colorblindness
- 2010 Implicit Bias and Pushback from Left
- 2011 Mismatch Critique
- 2011 New Cultural Defense
- 2012 Missing Quadrants of Anti-Discrimination
- 2012 Self-Surveillance Privacy
- 2012 Bits of Bias
- 2012 Implicit Bias in the Courtroom