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Critical Data Studies Distinguished Lecture: Virginia Eubanks -- "Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police, and Punish the Poor"

Integrative Data Science Initiative
February 13, 2019
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Fowler Hall, Stewart Center

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The Critical Data Studies Distinguished Lecture Series brings well known and respected speakers addressing urgent and current issues of interest to the critical data studies scholars, Purdue and Greater Lafayette community.

Dr. Virginia Eubanks, Associate Professor of Political Science at the University at Albany, SUNY, will be giving a talk on her book, Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police, and Punish the Poor

Virginia Eubanks is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University at Albany, SUNY. She is the author of Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police, and Punish the Poor; Digital Dead End: Fighting for Social Justice in the Information Age; and co-editor, with Alethia Jones, of Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around: Forty Years of Movement Building with Barbara Smith. Her writing about technology and social justice has appeared in Scientific American, The Nation, Harper’s, and Wired. For two decades, Eubanks has worked in community technology and economic justice movements. She was a founding member of the Our Data Bodies Project and a Fellow at New America. She lives in Troy, NY.

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