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Anna Lauren Hoffmann

CV Assistant Professor
alho@uw.edu
Mary Gates Hall 330H
Phone: 206-616-1198

Specialization

  • Data Ethics
  • Technology & Human Values
  • Discourse Analysis

Courses

  • INSC 598 - Special Topics In Information Science

Biography

Anna Lauren Hoffmann's work centers on issues in information, data, and ethics, with particular attention to the ways in which discourses, design, and uses of information technology can promote or hinder the pursuit of important human values like respect and justice. She examines how the standards and categories imposed on the world through data, information, and technological systems (or the ways we talk about them) can discriminate by supporting the development of self-respect for some and hindering its development for others. In addition, she's interested in the development and application of research ethics and professional codes of ethics for data scientists, online researchers, and technology developers.

Education

  • Ph D, School of Information Studies; University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2014
  • MLIS, School of Information Studies; University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2009
  • BA, English, College of Liberal Arts; University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, 2005

Publications and Contributions

  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Beyond distributions and primary goods: Assessing applications of rawls in information science and technology literature since 1990 (2017)
    Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, Volume 68, Issue 7, Page 1601–1618 Author: Anna Lauren Hoffmann
  • Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
    Data, Technology, and Gender: Thinking About (And From) Trans Lives (2017)
    Spaces for the Future: A Companion to Philosophy of Technology, Page 3–13 Author: Anna Lauren Hoffmann
  • Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
    Data, technology and gender: Thinking about (and from) trans lives (2017)
    Spaces for the Future: A Companion to Philosophy of Technology Authors: Anna Lauren Hoffmann, Joseph Pitt, Ashley Shew
  • Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
    Recasting Justice for Internet and Online Industry Research Ethics (2017)
    Internet Research Ethics for the Social Age: New Cases and Challenges, Page 3-18 Authors: Anna Lauren Hoffmann, Anne Jonas
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Constructing and enforcing "authentic" identity online: Facebook, real names, and non-normative identities (2016)
    First Monday, Volume 21, Issue 6 Authors: Oliver L. Haimson, Anna Lauren Hoffmann
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Digitizing Books, Obscuring Women’s Work: Google Books, Librarians, and Ideologies of Access (2016)
    Ada: A Journal of Gender, New Media, and Technology, Volume 9 Authors: Anna Lauren Hoffmann, Raina Bloom
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Google Books, libraries, and self-respect: Information justice beyond distributions (2016)
    The Library Quarterly: Information, Community, Policy, Volume 86, Issue 1, Page 76–92 Author: Anna Lauren Hoffmann
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Preface: A decade of Web 2.0 - Reflections, critical perspectives, and beyond (2016)
    First Monday, Volume 21, Issue 6 Authors: Michael Zimmer, Anna Lauren Hoffmann
  • Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
    Privacy, Intellectual Freedom, and Self-Respect: Technological and Philosophical Lessons for Libraries (2016)
    Perspectives on Libraries as Institutions of Human Rights and Social Justice, Page 49–69 Author: Anna Lauren Hoffmann
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    “Making the world more open and connected”: Mark Zuckerberg and the discursive construction of Facebook and its users (2016)
    New Media & Society, Page 1–20 Authors: Anna Lauren Hoffmann, Nicholas Proferes, Michael Zimmer
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    On considering the application of Amartya Sen’s capability approach to an information-based rights framework (2013)
    Information Development, Volume 29, Issue 2, Page 106–113 Authors: Johannes Britz, Anna Lauren Hoffmann, Shana Ponelis, Michael Zimmer, Peter Lor
  • Book, Chapter in Non-Scholarly Book-New
    Privacy, Context, and Oversharing: Reputational Challenges in a Web 2.0 World (2012)
    The reputation society: How online opinions are reshaping the offline world, Page 175-184 Authors: Michael Zimmer, Anna Lauren Hoffmann
  • Master's Thesis
    Oversharing: A critical discourse analysis (2009)
    Author: Anna Lauren Hoffmann

Presentations

  • Data Violence: Dignity and Vulnerability Beyond Algorithmic Discrimination (2017)
    Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership; Kalamazoo College - Kalamazoo, Michigan
  • Data Violence: Dignity, Discrimination, and Algorithmic Identity (2017)
    Electronic Resources and Libraries - Austin, Texas
  • Ethics of Online Experimentation (2016)
    ACM International Conference on Web Search and Data Mining - San Francisco, California
  • Non-Normative Identities and the Sociotechnical Bases of Self-Respect (2016)
    IEEE International Symposium on Ethics in Engineering, Science, and Technology - Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Pedagogy and Professional Norms (2016)
    ACM International Conference on Web Search and Data Mining - San Francisco, California
  • The Value of Respect: Reclaiming the Philosophical and Political Foundations of Informed Consent (2016)
    Privacy Law Scholars Conference; George Washington University - Washington, D.C.
  • Towards a Conception of Data Violence (2016)
    Terms of Privacy: Intimacies, Exposures, Exceptions; McGill University. - Montreal, Quebec
  • Academic Researchers on Social Data's Critical Frontier: A Conversation with Anna Lauren Hoffmann, Jim Thatcher, and Shawn Walker (2015)
    Big Boulder - Boulder, CO
  • Engaging with Issues of Social Justice in Higher Education (2015)
    Internet Research 16: the 16th Annual Meeting of the Association of Internet Researchers - Phoenix, Arizona
  • Imagining Social Justice Through the Internet and Beyond (2015)
    Internet Research 16: the 16th Annual Meeting of the Association of Internet Researchers - Phoenix, Arizona
  • On the Philosophical and Political Foundations of Informed Consent (2015)
    Ethics of Data Science: The Landscape for the Alan Turing Institute; University of Oxford - Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Privacy is Dead, The End of Theory, and Other Things People Shout On the Internet: A Conversation About Ethics, Power, and Data Science (2015)
    Data Dialogs; UC Berkeley School of Information - Berkeley, California
  • Privacy, Intimacy, and Forced Disclosure: Insights from Facebook, Tinder, and Ashley Madison (2015)
    Business Law Journal Symposium on Corporate Data Breaches: Learning from Sony, Ashley Madison, and Target - Davis, California
  • Teaching Ethics in Big Data and Social Media: Bridging Theory and Practice in the Classroom (2015)
    Internet Research 16: the 16th Annual Meeting of the Association of Internet Researchers - Phoenix, Arizona
  • Google Books, Libraries, and the Gender of Access. (2014)
    Gender and Sexuality in Information Studies Colloquium; University of Toronto - Toronto, Ontario
  • Privacy and Control in Mark Zuckerberg's Discourse on Facebook (2014)
    Internet Research 15: the 15th Annual Conference of the Association of Internet Researchers - Daegu, South Korea
  • "Mutual Connexions": Technology, Infrastructure, and the Scope of Social Justice (2013)
    Annual Meeting of the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) - San Diego, California
  • Google Books as Infrastructure of In/Justice (2013)
    Internet Research 14: the 14th Annual Meeting of the Association of Internet Researchers - Denver, Colorado
  • Just Things: Justice, Technology, and the Limits of Liberal Egalitarianism (2013)
    18th Annual Conference for the Society for Philosophy and Technology - Lisbon, Portugal
  • Rewiring Rawls: Social Justice, Technology, and the Information Society (2012)
    The 4th ICTs and Society Conference: Critique, Democracy, and Philosophy in the 21st Century Information Society; Uppsala University - Uppsala, Sweden
  • Rewiring Rawls: Towards a Sociotechnical Critique of Justice as Fairness (2012)
    Oxford Internet Institute Summer Doctoral Programme; University of Oxford - Oxford, United Kingdom
  • "Mutual Connexions": On Obligation and the Scope of Justice in the Information Society (2011)
    Center for Information Policy Brown Bag Research Lunch; University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee - Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Me, not Mine: Facebook, Ontic Informational Beings, and the Problem with Information as Property (2011)
    Theorizing the Web; University of Maryland-College Park - College Park, Maryland
  • New Directions for the International Society for Ethics and Information Technology (INSEIT) (2011)
    Computer Ethics/Philosophical Enquiry - Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • The Social (Network) Contract: On Facebook, Persons, and Information Property (2011)
    The Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference; University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee - Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • I, Me, Mine: Facebook's Philosophy and Personal Information as Property (2010)
    Internet Research 11: the 11th Annual Meeting of the Association of Internet Researchers - Göteborg, Sweden
  • New Directions for Information Justice (2009)
    Computer Ethics/Philosophical Enquiry - Corfu, Greece
  • Oversharing: A Critical Discourse Analysis (2009)
    Internet Research 10: the 10th Annual Meeting of the Association of Internet Researchers - Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Rethinking Roles, Reinforcing Ethics: Intellectual Authority in the Digital Era (2009)
    95th Annual Convention of the National Communication Association - Chicago, Illinois