Keynote Speakers

Safiya U. Noble

safiyaSafiya U. Noble, Ph.D. is a scholar of critical race and information studies, and her research focuses on feminist, historical and political-economic perspectives on computing platforms and software in the public interest. Dr. Noble is an assistant professor in the Department of Information Studies in the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at UCLA, where she conducts research “at the intersection of culture and technology in the design and use of applications on the Internet.” She is the author or co-author of articles such as “Google Search: Hyper-visibility as a Means of Rendering Black Women and Girls Invisible,” “Race and Social Media,” and “Geographic Information Systems: a Critical Look at the Commercialization of Public Information,” as well as the forthcoming, “Social Justice as Topic and Tool: An Attempt to Transform a LIS Curriculum and Culture” in Library Quarterly. Among Noble’s recent talks is a TEDx presentation at UIUC, “In Pursuit of an Ethics of Information.” Her forthcoming book on the politics of algorithms will be available in 2016 (NYU Press).


Second keynote speaker forthcoming