Anna Lauren Hoffmann

Lecturer and Postdoctoral Scholar




Current Research

My writing and research sits at the intersections of data, technology, culture, and ethics, with specific attention to the ways in which the design and use of information technology can promote or hinder the pursuit of important human values like respect and justice. In particular, I am interested in how the standards and categories imposed on the world by informational and technological systems can discriminate by supporting the development of self-respect for some and hindering its development for others. In addition, I employ discourse analysis to explore the values and biases that underwrite understandings of technology, privacy, and ethics as promoted by various stakeholders.

Other Research

Inaugural Fellow - Center for Technology, Society, and Policy

Associate Editor - Philosophy & Technology (topic area: technology, culture, and ethics)


  • PhD, School of Information Studies - University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (2009-2014)
  • MLIS, School of Information Studies - University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (2007-2009)
  • BA, English and Studies in Cinema and Media Culture - University of Minnesota (2001-2005)

Last updated:

August 16, 2017