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The Future is Intersectional: Black Women Interrogating Technology

The Spelman College Center of Excellence for Minority Women in STEM in collaboration with the Atlanta University Center Data Science Initiative, UCLA Center for Critical Internet Inquiry and Mozilla Foundation is proud to present a series of discussions highlighting the unique intersectional lens Black women bring to the development and utilization of technology in our society. Talks will cover both the vast contributions of Black women to this field as well as the challenging and demoralizing experiences Black women have in a field where they are highly underrepresented and often undervalued.

Series Resources & Recordings



The New Jim Code? Reimagining the Default Settings of Technology & Society

March 4, 2021

Anna Everett, "Digital Diaspora: A Race for Cyberspace"
Lisa Nakamura and Peter Chow-White, "Race after the Internet"
Lisa Nakamura, "Cybertypes: Race, Ethnicity, and Identity on the Internet"
Alondra Nelson and Thuy Lin Tu (ed.), "Technicolor: Race, Technology, and Everyday Life"
Jessie Daniels, "Cyber Racism"
Simone Browne, "Dark Matters"
*Safiya Noble, "Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism"
Virginia Eubanks, "Automating Inequality"
Cathy O'Neil, "Weapons of Math Destruction"
Frank Pasquale, "The Black Box Society: The Secret Algorithms that Control Money and Information"
Charlton McIlwain, "Black Software"
Mar Hicks, "Programmed Inequality"
*Meredith Broussard, "Artificial Unintelligence"
Andrew Ferguson, "The Rise of Big Data Policing"
Sarah Roberts, "Behind the Screen"
*Ruha Benjamin ed., "Captivating Technology"
*Ruha Benjamin, "Race After Technology: Abolitionist Tools for the New Jim Code"
Andre Brock Jr., "Distributed Blackness: African American Cybercultures"
Catherine D’Ignazio and Lauren F. Klein, "Data Feminism"
Sasha Costanza-Chock, "Design Justice"
Mary L. Gray and Siddharth Suri, "Ghost Work: How to Stop Silicon Valley from Building a New Global Underclass"
Shoshana Zuboff, "The Age of Surveillance Capitalism"
Sarah J. Jackson, *Moya Bailey, Brooke Foucault-Welles, "Hashtag Activism"
Sarah Brayne, "Predict and Surveil: Data, Discretion, and the Future of Policing"
Sareeta Amrute, "Encoding Race, Encoding Class"

* The Future is Intersectional Speakers