Pauline Kim

Daniel Noyes Kirby Professor of Law

Professor Pauline Kim’s research focuses on the law governing the workplace and encompasses issues of workers’ rights including privacy, non-discrimination and job security. Her recent publications examine the growing use of big data and artificial intelligence to manage workers, and the implications of these technologies for race and gender equality. They explore the risks that automated decision-processes used for hiring and other personnel decisions will reproduce and exacerbate existing patterns of racial and other forms of discrimination. Her work also examines how tech platforms that act as intermediaries in the labor market can produce discriminatory outcomes by channeling job opportunities to workers in ways that reflect and reinforce race- and sex-based occupational segregation. Her scholarship documents these practices and their effects on workers, and explores possible technical, legal and policy responses.

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