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danah boyd (Data Privacy Seminar Speaker Series Spring 2022)

Event Type
School of Information Sciences, European Union Center
wifi event
May 4, 2022   12:00 pm  
Originating Calendar
European Union Center Events

Data protection and privacy are growing concerns in our ever more connected world. Some believe that over the next decade, data privacy will be recognized as one of society’s most pressing problems. Therefore, the School of Information Sciences in collaboration with the European Union Center at the University of Illinois is pleased to offer this timely seminar series which brings world class privacy experts of diverse backgrounds and perspectives to share their points of view with us each month.

You will need to register in advance via this link in order to join these virtual meetings.

Data Privacy Seminar Series Spring 2022 Speakers:

  • Lecture 1, January 20, 2022, 12-1pm, Meg Leta Jones
  • Lecture 2, February 17, 2022, 12-1 pm, Anita Allen
  • Lecture 3, March 22, 2022, 12-1 pm, Helen Nissenbaum
  • Lecture 4, April 20, 2022, 12-1 pm, Michele Gilman
  • Lecture 5, May 4, 2022, 12-1 pm, danah boyd

danah boyd is a Partner Researcher at Microsoft Research, the founder and president of Data & Society, a Distinguished Visiting Professor at Georgetown University, and a Visiting Professor at New York University. Her research focuses on the intersection of technology and society, with an eye to how structural inequities shape and are shaped by technologies. She is currently conducting a multi-year ethnographic study of the US census to understand how data are made legitimate. Her previous studies have focused on media manipulation, algorithmic bias, privacy practices, social media, and teen culture. Her monograph “It’s Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens” has received widespread praise. She is a Director of both Crisis Text Line and Social Science Research Council, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and on the advisory board of Electronic Privacy Information Center. She received a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Brown University, a master’s degree from the MIT Media Lab, and a Ph.D in Information from the University of California, Berkeley.

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