Safiya Umoja Noble
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 situated at the intersection of race, gender, culture, and technology. Her interests include the political economy of the Internet, critical perspectives on Black women’s representation in technology systems, and the role of digital technology in public life.
She serves as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Critical Library and Information Studies and is the co-editor of two books: Emotions, Technology and Design (with Sharon Y. Tettegah, 2016) and The Intersectional Internet: Race, Sex, Class, and Culture Online (with Brendesha M. Tynes, 2016). She is currently working on a monograph regarding racist and sexist algorithmic bias in search engines such as Google (forthcoming, NYU Press). Her brief introduction to “Challenging the Algorithms of Oppression,” delivered at the 2016 Personal Democracy Forum, can be found here.