Kay Mathiesen is an Associate Professor with a research focus on information ethics and justice. She received her Ph.D. in Philosophy from University of California, Irvine. She uses her expertise in social epistemology, ethics, social philosophy, and political philosophy to analyze ethical issues related to persons and communities as seekers, sources, and subjects of knowledge and information. She has written a number of papers on human rights as they relate to information access and control.
Her current project, entitled “Informational Justice.” seeks to answer such questions as, Do we have a right to know? If so, what duties does that place on ourselves, other citizens, and governments? Do we have rights to control how we are depicted and information is circulated about us? If so, how do such rights implicate others rights to communicate? Is freedom of expression sufficient to allow for full participation of marginalized groups in the public infosphere?