Christin studies the uses of data and algorithms, with a specific focus on web journalism and criminal justice.
Angèle Christin is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication, and, by courtesy, in the Sociology Department at Stanford University. Her research examines how algorithms and analytics transform work practices and professional expertise. Her dissertation explored the growing importance of audience metrics in web journalism in the United States and France. Her current research project studies the uses of predictive algorithms in the criminal justice system.
She is the author of two books. The first is an ethnographic analysis of criminal trials in the outskirts of Paris (Comparations immédiates: Enquête sur une pratique judiciaire, La Découverte, 2008). The second is an examination of recent theoretical trends in sociological research in the United States (La sociologie aux Etats-Unis aujourd’hui, with E. Ollion, La Découverte, 2012).
Angèle received her Ph.D. in Sociology from Princeton University and the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales. She is an alumna of the Ecole Normale Supérieure (Paris) and an affiliate at the Data & Society Research Institute.