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About Me

I am Anna Lauren Hoffmann, a scholar and writer working at the intersections of data, technology, culture, and ethics. I am currently an Assistant Professor with The Information School at the University of Washington.

My work centers on issues in information, data, and ethics, paying specific attention to the ways discourse, design, and uses of information technology work to promote or hinder the pursuit of important human values like respect and justice. I am concerned with the ways data, information, and technological systems (or the ways we talk about them) discriminate by undermining the development of self-respect of some, especially through the infliction of symbolic and discursive violences. In addition, I work on issues around ethics education for data professionals and computer scientists, as well as the possibilities (and limits) of research ethics and professional codes of ethics.