Safiya Umoja Noble - Participant

Dr. Safiya Umoja Noble is an assistant professor at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School of Communication. Previously, she was appointed in the Department of Information Studies, African American Studies and Gender Studies at UCLA.

She is the recipient of a Hellman Fellowship and UCLA Early Career Award. Noble’s academic research focuses on the design of digital media platforms and their impact on society. Her monograph on racist and sexist algorithmic bias is entitled Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism. She is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Critical Library and Information Studies, and co-editor of two books: The Intersectional Internet: Race, Sex, Culture and Class Online(2016), and Emotions, Technology & Design (2015). Safiya holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in Library & Information Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a B.A. in Sociology from CSU, Fresno.



USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism


Assistant Professor, Department of Information Studies