Safiya U. Noble

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First name: 
Safiya
Last name: 
Noble
Brief Bio: 

BRIEF BIO

Dr. Safiya Umoja Noble is an assistant professor in the Department of Information Studies in the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at UCLA. She also holds appointments in the Departments of African American Studies, Gender Studies, and Education. 

Full Bio: 

BRIEF BIO

Dr. Safiya Umoja Noble is an assistant professor in the Department of Information Studies in the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at UCLA. She also holds appointments in the Departments of African American Studies, Gender Studies, and Education. Her research on the design and use of applications on the Internet is at the intersection of race, gender, culture, and technology. Her monograph on racist and sexist algorithmic bias in search engines like Google (forthcoming, NYU Press) is currently in production. She currently serves as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Critical Library and Information Studies, and is the co-editor of two books: The Intersectional Internet: Race, Sex, Culture and Class Online (Peter Lang, Digital Formations, 2016), and Emotions, Technology & Design (Elsevier, 2015).

Doctor of Philosophy
Graduate School of Library & Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Advisor: Linda C. Smith)

RESEARCH & SCHOLARLY INTERESTS

Search engine ethics
Racial and gender bias in algorithms
Socio-cultural, economic and ethical implications of information in society
Race, gender and sexuality in information communication technologies
Digital technology and Internet policy development
Privacy and surveillance
Information and/as control
Critical information studies

 

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