David Goldberg & Ruha Benjamin

About the artist

Ruha Benjamin is Associate Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University, Founding Director of the Ida B. Wells Just Data Lab, author of the award-winning book Race After Technology: Abolitionist Tools for the New Jim Code (2019) and editor of Captivating Technology: Reimagining Race, Carceral Technoscience, and Liberatory Imagination in Everyday Life (2019) among others. Her work investigates science, medicine and technology with a focus on the relationship between innovation and inequity, health and justice, knowledge and power.

David Theo Goldberg is Director of the Humanities Research Institute and distinguished professor of comparative literature, anthropology, criminology, law and society at University of California, Irvine. His work focuses on political theory, race and racism, ethics, critical theory and digital humanities. Among his publications are The Threat of Race (2009) and Are We All Postracial Yet? (2015). His latest book, Dread: The Politics of Our Time, will appear early in 2021. Goldberg is a member of HKW’s Program Advisory Board.

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