Beyond Buzzwords: Innovation, Inequity, and Imagination in the 21st Century - Sponsored by Identity Automation, Bronze Partner

Wednesday, October 27 | 11:00AM–12:00PM ET | Ballroom AB, 300 Level
Viewing Location: Philadelphia & Online
Session Type: General Session
Delivery Format: General Session
This session will be recorded for later viewing

From everyday apps to complex algorithms, technologies have the potential to hide, speed, and deepen discrimination while appearing neutral or even benevolent when compared to racist practices of a previous era. In this talk, Ruha Benjamin explores a range of discriminatory designs and provides conceptual tools for us to encode equity and justice in our digital and social systems. In so doing, she will focus on the role of higher education as “ground zero” for reimagining and retooling the default settings of science, technology, and society.


  • Ruha Benjamin

    Professor, Princeton University