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Plan Now to Attend the John P. McGovern Keynote with Dr. Safiya Noble

Mark your calendars and get ready for an engaging discussion as Dr. Safiya Noble takes the stage as the John P. McGovern Lecture keynote speaker at the MLA ’24 in Portland, Oregon on May 20, 2024!

Dr. Noble, an esteemed internet studies scholar and Professor at UCLA, is renowned for her groundbreaking work at the intersection of race, gender, and technology. As the Faculty Director of the Center on Race & Digital Justice at UCLA and Co-Director of the Minderoo Initiative on Tech & Power, her research sheds light on the critical issues of algorithmic bias and discrimination in digital spaces.

Her best-selling book, Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism, has sparked important conversations about the ways in which commercial search engines perpetuate racist and sexist biases. Through her scholarship, Dr. Noble has become a leading voice advocating for greater diversity, equity, and inclusion in the technology industry.

Dr. Noble's work has received widespread recognition, and she was named a MacArthur Foundation Fellow in 2021 for her contributions to understanding and addressing algorithmic discrimination. In 2022, she was honored as the inaugural recipient of the NAACP-Archewell Digital Civil Rights Award.

Dr. Noble will be joining us in Portland for a moderated conversation about her work. Attendees will be able to ask their questions through our new Pheedloop conference app, and we look forward to a dynamic discussion. Following her keynote address, Dr. Noble will be available for a book signing. We are partnering with local bookseller Broadway Books to provide copies of the book for sale.

We’re so excited to have this conversation with one of the foremost experts in the field of digital justice and technology ethics and look forward to seeing you there!


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