2021 – Keynote Speaker

We are happy to announce that our keynote speaker for this year’s IGeLU 20021 digital conference will be Dr. Safiya U. Noble. Our conference theme is “Equity, Equality, Diversity — Rapid Change in a Diverse World“.

Dr Safiya Noble is an Associate Professor at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in the Department of Information Studies where she serves as the Co-Founder and Co-Director of the UCLA Center for Critical Internet Inquiry (C2i2). She holds appointments in African American Studies and Gender Studies. She is a Research Associate at the Oxford Internet Institute at the University of Oxford and has been appointed as a Commissioner on the Oxford Commission on AI & Good Governance (OxCAIGG). Dr. Noble is a board member of the Cyber Civil Rights Initiative, serving those vulnerable to online harassment. She is the author of a best-selling book on racist and sexist algorithmic bias in commercial search engines, entitled Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism (NYU Press), which has been widely reviewed in scholarly and popular publications. To find out more about Dr Safiya Noble please go to her web site – https://safiyaunoble.com/