Dr Carissa Véliz

carissa veliz

Carissa Véliz is an Associate Professor in Philosophy at the Institute for Ethics in AI, and a Fellow at Hertford College at the University of Oxford. She is the author of Privacy Is Power (an Economist Book of the Year, 2020) and the editor of the forthcoming Oxford Handbook of Digital Ethics.

Véliz received the 2021 Herbert A. Simon Award for Outstanding Research in Computing and Philosophy from the International Association of Computing and Philosophy. She has advised the UK and Spanish governments on issues related to digital technologies, among other public and private institutions.


Research interests:

Privacy, ethics of AI, moral and political philosophy, public policy. 

Selected publications:

  • Veliz, C. (forthcoming), The Ethics of Privacy in the Digital Age. Oxford University Press
  • Veliz, C. (forthcoming), The Oxford Handbook of Digital Ethics. Oxford University Press

  • Privacy Is Power (Bantam Press 2020, Penguin Random House 2020, Melville House 2021). An Economist Book of the Year, 2020.
  • Buckland, L., Lindauer, M., Rodriguez-Arias, D., Velic, C.. 'Testing the Motivational Strength of Positive and Negative Duty Arguments Regarding Global Poverty', 2022, Review of Philosophy and Psychology 13, 699-717
  • Véliz, C., ‘On Self-Presentation, Privacy, and Evil Online,’ 2022, Journal of Practical Ethics, 9 (2), 30-43
  • Véliz, C. ‘Moral Zombies. Why Algorithms Are Not Moral Agents,’ 2021, AI and Society 36(2), 487-497
  • Véliz, C., Carina Prunkl, Milo Phillips-Brown, and Ted Lechterman, ‘We Might Be Afraid of Black-Box Algorithms’, 2021, Journal of Medical Ethics 47(5), 339-340. 
  • Véliz, C., ‘Privacy and Digital Ethics after the Pandemic,’ 2021, Nature Electronics, 4, 10-11.
  • Véliz, C., 'Not the Doctor's Business: Privacy, Personal Responsibility, and Data Collection Minimisation in Medical Settings', 2020, Bioethics 34 (7), 712-718
  • Véliz, C., ‘Three Things Digital Ethics Can Learn From Medical Ethics,’ 2019, Nature Electronics 2, 316-318.
  • Véliz, C., ‘Online Masquerade: Redesigning the Internet for Free Speech,’ 2019, Journal of Applied Philosophy 36 (4), 643-658.


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