Safiya U. Noble, Ph.D.

Safiya U. Noble, Ph.D.


Expertise & Teaching


New Media, Culture & Society


Planet Google & Commercial Information


Black Women in Film


Race, Gender & Sexuality in the Info Professions


Algorithmic Bias


Visual Commerical Culture


Technological Redlining


Invited Keynote (June, 2017). Rare Books and Manuscripts Section (RBMS) of the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL).

Featured Speaker (March, 2017). Special Interest Group on Computers and Information in Society (a subgroup of the Society for the History of Technology, or SHOT). Hosted by the Computer History Museum in Silicon Valley.

Invited Keynote (March, 2017). Social Justice in LIS: Finding the Imperative to Act.” Online Northwest LIS conference. Portland State University.

Invited Talk (February, 2017). “Power, Privilege and the Imperative to Act.” Vassar College. Pougkipsie, New York.

Invited Keynote (November, 2016). “Social Justice in LIS: Finding the Imperative to Act.” University of Oregon. Eugene, OR.

Invited Keynote (October, 2016). “Social Justice in LIS.” Bucknell Digital Scholarship Conference. Bucknell University. Lewsisberg, PA.

Invited Panelist (October, 2016). “From the Archive to Google: Information Technologies and the Struggle for Racial Justice in the Americas.” Loyola Marymount University; Los Angeles, CA.

Invited Participant (2016). AI Now! Briefing on the impact of artificial intelligence in society. Convened by The White House, Microsoft, Google Open Research, and New York University. New York, NY. 

Invited Talk (April, 2016). “Race, Gender and Information Bias Online.” Office for Diversity and Inclusion, Working Women’s Network, and University Library, Yale University. 

Invited Keynote (March, 2016). “What Small Data Can Tell Us about Big Data Bias.” Strategic conversations series. Harvard University Library. Harvard Library is the oldest and largest private university library system in the world. Invited to speak on my research to all Harvard Library librarians. Cambridge, MA. 

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