Research & Writing

Safiya U. Noble, PhD


Research & Writing




(in production) Noble, S. (2017). Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism. New York: New York University Press.

The Intersectional Internet: Race, Sex, and Culture Online. (2016) Safiya Umoja Noble, Brendesha M. Tynes (Eds). Peter Lang Digital Formations series.

Emotions, Technology and Design: Communication of feelings through, with and for technology (2016). Sharon Tettegah & Safiya Umoja Noble (Eds) Volume 4. London: Elsevier Publishers.

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

Noble, S.U. (2016). A Future for Intersectional Black Feminist Technology Studies. Scholar & Feminist Online. (13.3-14.1), 1-8.

Roberts, S. T. and Noble, S. U. (2016). Empowered to name, inspired to act: Social responsibility and diversity as calls to action in the LIS context. Library Trends.

Cooke, N.A., Sweeney, M. and Noble, S.U. (2016). Social Justice as Topic and Tool: An Attempt to Transform a LIS Curriculum and Culture. Library Quarterly.

Noble, S. U. (2013). Google Search: Hyper-visibility as a Means of Rendering Black Women and Girls InvisibleInVisible Culture: Issue 19.

Noble, S. U. (2014). Trayvon, Race, Media and the Politics of Spectacle.The Black Scholar.44(1).

Noble, S. U., Sweeney, M., Austin, J., McKeever, L., Sullivan, E. (2014) Changing course: Collaborative reflections of teaching/taking ‘Race, Gender, and Sexuality in the Information Professions.’ Journal of Education for Library & Information Science. 55(3).

Noble, S. U. (2012) Geographic Information Systems: a Critical Look at the Commercialization of Public Information. Information in Human Geography: a New Radical Journal.

Other Publications

Noble, S. (2012). Missed Connections: What Search Engines Say about WomenBitch magazine, 12:4, Spring, pg. 37-41. 

Peer Reviewed Book Chapters

Noble, S. U. and Roberts, S. T. (2016). Through Google colored glass(es): Emotion, class and wearables as commodity and control. In Emotions, Technology and Design, Eds. Safiya Umoja Noble and Sharon Tettegah. Elsevier; UK.

Senft, T. and Noble, S. (2013). Race and Social Media.  In The Routledge Handbook of Social Media. Eds. Senft, Theresa M., & Hunsinger, Jeremy. Routledge: NY.

Encyclopedia Entries

Noble, S.U. (December 2013) Search engine bias. In Encyclopedia of Social Media and Politics.  Ed. Kerric Harvey. SAGE Reference: Thousand Oaks, CA.


Roberts, S.T. and Noble, S.U. (book in progress, 2018). Valley Values: Silicon Valley’s Dangerous Domination of Politics and the Public Imagination.

Noble, S.U. (book in progress, 2018). Surveillance literacy: A political economy of African American death and dying on the Internet.

Noble, S.U. (under review, 2018). Neocolonial Digitalities in the Digital Humanities. In Debates in the Digital Humanities. Matthew Gold and Lauren Klein, (Eds). University of Minnesota Press.

Noble, S.U. and Roberts, S. T. (2018). Technological elites: The meritocracy and their post-racial myths In Race Post-Race: Culture, Critique, and the Color Line. Roopali Mukherjee, Herman Gray and Sarah Banet-Weiser (Eds).

Michelle Rodino-Colocino, M., Niesen, M., Noble, S.U., Quail, C. (2017). Professors and (M)Others: Dismantling the “Maternal Wall.” In Surviving Sexism in Academia: Strategies for Feminist Leadership. Holly Hassel and Kristi Cole (Eds.)

Leonard, D.W. and Noble, S. U. (2017). Black Student Lives Matter: Online Technologies and the Struggle for Educational Justice. In Digital Equity and Educational Opportunity, William G. Tierney, Zoe B. Corwin and Amanda Ochsner (Eds.) John Hopkins University Press