Samuel Lengen, 2013-2017
Samuel Lengen is a Research Associate at the Center for Data Ethics and Justice in association with the Data Science Institute at the University of Virginia. Samuel earned his M.A. in Social and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Zurich. He was a Doctoral Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Religious and Ethnic Diversity in Göttingen, Germany before earning his Ph.D. degree in Cultural Anthropology from Utrecht University in the Netherlands. His research explores the ethics of data and digital infrastructures, with a focus on gender, social media, and government policy in China. Currently, Samuel is researching the implications of data capture in the context of digital platforms with particular attention to the emergence of Chinese social credit scores. Samuel is the author of “Beyond a Conceptual Framework of Oppression and Resistance: Creativity, Religion, and the Internet in China”.