Alex Reiss-Sorokin is a lawyer and a sociolegal historian of information technology. Her research focuses on trust in information technology and the implications of technological developments for work, law, and expertise.

Reiss-Sorokin Alex’s research is not only academically rigorous but also significantly impacts the field. Her dissertation project, for instance, delves into how lawyers and legal professionals use technology to navigate the law, a topic of increasing relevance in our digital age. By combining historical and ethnographic methods, she uncovers how national context shapes the development and use of legal information technologies—and how changes in the material technologies of law shape legal practice and legal knowledge-making. Her previous research projects, such as the role of repair and maintenance work in large organizations and the early history of Google Search, also demonstrate her commitment to advancing our understanding of the intersection of law and technology.

Alex is currently a Ph.D. candidate in MIT’s History, Anthropology, Science, Technology, and Society program. From 2024 to 2025, she will be a postdoctoral research associate at Princeton University’s Davis Center and the Institute for Advanced Study. As a lawyer, she trained at Tel Aviv University and NYU School of Law and specialized in criminal and international law.