I am Anna Lauren Hoffmann, an Assistant Professor with The Information School at the University of Washington in Seattle. My research and writing is situated at the intersections of data, technology, culture, and ethics, with particular attention to human values like respect and justice.
Currently, my research is engaged with issues of data, gender and identity, and professional and applied ethics. I am interested in how we translate and realize certain human values through "big data" research and data scientific practice, as well as algorithmically-driven processes and platforms.
Beyond my scholarly research and publications, I seek to actively contribute to broader public discussions of ethics, information, data, social media, identity, and privacy. My public writing has appeared in numerous outlets, including The Guardian, Slate, and the Los Angeles Review of Books.
For nearly a decade, I have been teaching information technology ethics, as well foundational concepts in information, media, and culture. More recently, my teaching has centered on social, ethical, and political issues in data science, with a focus on the topics of power, identity, and violence.