Angèle Christin is Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication and Affiliate Professor in the Department of Sociology and the Science, Technology and Society Program at Stanford University. She studies how algorithms and data analysis transform professional values, expertise and work practices. Her work has focused on the case of web journalism, analyzing the growing importance of audience measurements ('clicks') in web newsrooms in the United States and France, using ethnographic methods. It also studied the construction, institutionalization and reception of predictive algorithms in the US criminal justice system. Angèle holds a PhD in sociology from Princeton University and EHESS (Paris). She is affiliated with the Data & Society Research Institute.
Her research topics include algorithms and data analysis, artificial intelligence, technology and socio-technical systems, ethnography, work and organizations, journalism and new media, culture and comparative sociology.