Jevin West

Former Visiting Associate Professor


I study misinformation and how it spreads in science and society.


Jevin West is a visiting associate professor at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Information and an Associate Professor in the Information School at the University of Washington (UW). He is the co-founder and the inaugural director of the Center for an Informed Public at UW, aimed at resisting strategic misinformation, promoting an informed society and strengthening democratic discourse. His research and teaching focus on the impact of data and technology on science, with a focus on slowing the spread of misinformation. He is the co-author of the book, "Calling Bullshit: The Art of Skepticism in a Data-Driven World," which helps non-experts question numbers, data, and statistics without an advanced degree in data science.