Safiya Noble

Associate Professor, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in the Department of Information Studies

Safiya Umoja Noble is an associate professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, where she co-founded and co-directs the UCLA Center for Critical Internet Inquiry (C2i2). She is also a research associate at the Oxford Internet Institute at the University of Oxford. Her work explores the ways that digital media impacts and intersects with issues of race, gender, culture, and technology.

Serving on several advisory boards, Noble is the best-selling author of Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism. She is regularly quoted by national and international press, including The Guardian, the BBC, CNN International, USA Today, Wired, Time, The New York Times

Noble is co-editor of The Intersectional Internet: Race, Sex, Culture and Class Online and Emotions, Technology & Design, an associate editor for the Journal of Critical Library and Information Studies, and co-editor of the Commentary & Criticism section of the Journal of Feminist Media Studies. A recipient of the Hellman Fellowship and the UCLA Early Career Award, she was named in the “Top 25 Doers, Dreamers, and Drivers of 2019” by Government Technology magazine. She has received a number of academic awards and holds a PhD and MS in Library & Information Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a BA in Sociology from California State University, Fresno.


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