Daniel Kluttz

Daniel Kluttz

Postdoctoral Scholar


AI ethics; ML fairness, transparency, accountability; technology law and policy; sociology of technology; governance of emerging technologies; organizations and management


Daniel N. Kluttz is a Postdoctoral Scholar at the UC Berkeley School of Information. There, he helps organize and lead the Algorithmic Fairness and Opacity Working Group (AFOG), an interdisciplinary group that brings together UC Berkeley faculty, postdocs, and Bay Area technology professionals to develop research and policy recommendations regarding fairness and transparency, governance, ethics, and social impacts of emerging technologies, particularly artificial-intelligence-based systems.

Drawing from intellectual traditions in organizational theory, law and society, economic sociology, social psychology, and technology studies, Kluttz’s research is oriented around two broad lines of inquiry: 1) the formal and informal governance of economic and technological innovations, and 2) the organizational and legal environments surrounding such innovations. His current projects include studies of the effects of AI/ML technologies on professional work practices, AI ethics, the psychological, organizational, and cultural underpinnings of personal data exchange in the digital economy, and the construction and implementation of ethics in the tech industry, particularly for AI/ML applications. He has employed both qualitative and quantitative methods in his work, including in-depth interviews, longitudinal and multi-level modeling techniques, surveys, geospatial analyses, and historical/archival methods.

Kluttz’s research has appeared or is forthcoming in a variety of publications, including the Berkeley Technology Law Journal, Big Data & Society, Law & Society Review, Socio-Economic Review, and the Handbook of Contemporary Sociological Theory, among others. He holds a PhD in sociology from UC Berkeley, a JD from the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Law, and dual bachelors' degrees in sociology and psychology from UNC-Chapel Hill. Prior to pursuing his PhD, he practiced law in Raleigh, NC.


Ph.D., Sociology, University of California, Berkeley (2017)

M.A., Sociology, University of California, Berkeley (2012)

J.D., University of North Carolina School of Law (2008)

B.A., Sociology and Psychology (double major), University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (2005)

Last updated:

January 18, 2020