Information Access Seminar

Information Justice Beyond Distributions: Exploring Social Justice, Information, and Access

Friday, February 19, 2016
3:10 pm to 5:00 pm
Anna Lauren Hoffmann

In this talk, Anna will introduce some of the salient themes of her research and writing on ethics and social justice as it relates to information and, increasingly, data science today. She'll outline some normative challenges — both enduring and emergent — and frames for addressing them (especially informed by her background in Rawlsian political theory and its major critics), drawing on a range of applied examples, from Google Books to Tinder and beyond.

Anna Lauren Hoffmann is a trans woman and scholar working at the intersections of information, technology, culture, and ethics. She is currently a postdoctoral scholar at the Berkeley School of Information, where she is currently teaching the Berkeley’s first undergraduate course dedicated to data and ethics. Prior to her arrival in the Bay Area, she worked at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Information Studies, where she completed her Ph.D. in spring of 2014.

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February 17, 2016