Who I Am

I am Anna Lauren Hoffmann, a trans woman and scholar working at the intersections of data, technology, culture, and ethics. I am currently a postdoctoral researcher with the School of Information at the University of California, Berkeley.

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My Research

I research and write on issues in information, data, identity, and ethics, with particular attention to the ways in which discourses and design of technology, information systems, and big data can promote or hinder important human values like respect and justice.

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My Writing

Beyond my scholarly research and publications, I actively contribute to broader public discussions of ethics, information, data, social media, identity, and privacy. I also produce creative works and reflective essays on music, culture, and identity.

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In the Classroom

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 ethical and political concerns for data scientists and researchers.

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