Dr. Safiya Umoja Noble to speak on racial and gender data discrimination
On Monday, Sept. 20, from 12 – 1 p.m. (PT), join us for the next event in the UC Council of Chief Diversity Officers’ Distinguished Scholars series: Safiya Umoja Noble, Ph.D., of UCLA will share her work on data discrimination and racial and gender bias in search engine algorithms. Join us to learn about the implications for socially marginalized and over-surveilled populations.
This presentation is open to all members of the UC community and will be recorded for future access. It will be followed by an audience Q&A session.
What: UC Distinguished Scholars webinar with Dr. Safiya Noble
When: Monday, Sept. 20, 12 – 1 p.m. (PT)
Registration: Required; register online here
About Safiya Umoja Noble
Safiya Umoja Noble, Ph.D., is an associate professor in UCLA’s Department of Information Studies. She serves as the co-founder and co-director of the UCLA Center for Critical Internet Inquiry (C2i2), and also holds appointments in African American Studies and Gender Studies. She is a research associate at the Oxford Internet Institute at the University of Oxford and is an appointee to the Oxford Commission on AI & Good Governance (OxCAIGG). She is the author of a best-selling book on racist and sexist algorithmic bias in commercial search engines, “Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism,” which has been widely reviewed in scholarly and popular publications.
About the UC Council of Chief Diversity Officers’ Distinguished Scholars series
Each event in this series features a notable UC faculty member who has made significant contributions to public policy and the study of racial inequality through their research, teaching and mentorship. Save the date for our next event — On Oct. 5, 2021, Professor Mehrsa Baradaran of UC Irvine Law will share her work on racial wealth gaps and generators of wealth in Black communities. RSVP here. You can view recordings of past events on the UC Diversity website.Tags: Distinguished Scholars, Safiya Umoja Noble, UCLA