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The Phil Lind Initiative: Safiya Noble

March 2, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

The United States is polarized like never before. The 2023 Phil Lind Series (Un)Civil Discourse explores some of the major factors fueling the rancor and divisiveness in American politics and asks: how can citizens and leaders find common ground across a range of political issues that divide them?

Dr. Safiya Noble is a 2021 MacArthur Fellow, a recipient of the inaugural NAACP-Archewell Digital Civil Rights Award, and author of the highly acclaimed Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism (NYU Press). She is an Associate Professor of Gender Studies and African American Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) where she serves as the Co-Founder and Director of the UCLA Center for Critical Internet Inquiry (C2i2). She and her work have been featured in Time, The Guardian, the BBC, CNN International, Wired, The New York Times, among many others. Her talks and research focus on the ways that digital media impacts our lives and intersects with issues of race, gender, culture, and technology. Read more here