Gili Vidan

Assistant Professor
Information Science


Gili Vidan is an assistant professor in the Department of Information Science at the Cornell Bowers College of Computing and Information Science. She is a historian of information technology and Science and Technology Studies (STS) researcher. Her work examines how trust is established both in digital technologies and through digital mediation and how notions of authenticity, knowability, and good governance are implicated in the making of new digital objects. Her book project, “Technologies of Trust,” traces technical attempts to solve the problems of trust and authentication in late 20th- and early 21st-century US.