Dr. Safiya Umoja Noble, who received her PhD and MS from the iSchool at the University of Illinois, has been named a 2021 MacArthur Fellow. Noble is a scholar in digital media studies. Her book Algorithms of Oppression is a must-read. She’s won a bunch of well-deserved awards and praise; you can watch her guest spots on a whole variety of programs, including Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, Vox, and PBS. Fellows receive $625,000, unrestricted.
Congratulations to Dr. Noble!
Top image from Safiya Umoja Noble’s website.