A Conversation with Dr. Safiya Noble, Author of Algorithms of Oppression, UCLA

Thursday, January 27, 2022 at 12:00pm

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Join us for a discussion between Dr. Melissa Villa Nicholas at the Graduate School of Library and Information Studies, UCLA and Dr. Safiya Noble and a Q&A chat with the audience.

Dr. Safiya U. Noble is an Associate Professor of Gender Studies and African American Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) where she serves as the Co-Founder and Co-Director of the UCLA Center for Critical Internet Inquiry (C2i2). She holds affiliations in the School of Education & Information Studies,and is a Research Associate at the Oxford Internet Institute at the University of Oxford where she is a Commissioner on the Oxford Commission on AI & Good Governance (OxCAIGG). Dr. Noble is a board member of the Cyber Civil Rights Initiative, serving those vulnerable to online harassment. She is the author of a best-selling book on racist and sexist algorithmic bias in commercial search engines, entitled Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism (NYU Press), which has been widely-reviewed in scholarly and popular publications. She is the recipient of the prestigious 2021 MacArthur Fellowship from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

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