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Anna Lauren Hoffmann

Anna Lauren Hoffmann

PhD Student

611310 School of Information Studies
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Anna Lauren Hoffmann

Ph.D. Candidate


M.L.I.S., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

B.A., English/Studies in Cinema and Media Culture, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

Diploma, Latin American Arts and Culture, Fundacion de Ortega y Gasset, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Research Interests 

Information Ethics
Social Justice
Technology and Culture

Professional Societies/Memberships

Association of Internet Researchers
Society for Social Studies of Science
Society for Philosophy and Technology

Instructional Experience

Introduction to Information Science & Technology, 2008 - present
Information Technology Ethics, 2009 - present
Introduction to Interactive Communication, Quinnipiac University, Fall 2010
Guest Lecturer, Ethics and Information Technology, March 2010
Guest Lecturer , Information Literacy, March 2010

Scholarly Activities

Recent Publications

Thompson, H., Koepfler, J.A., Sydenham, K., & Hoffmann, A. (2013). Real Talk: A toolkit for community engagement, transparency and mobile governance. iConference 2013 Proceedings (pp. 729-732). [PDF]

Britz, J., Hoffmann, A., Ponelis, S., Zimmer, M., & Lor, P. (2012). On considering the application of Amartya Sen’s capability approach to an information-based rights frameworkInformation Development, 29(2), 106-113.

Zimmer, M. and Hoffmann, A. (2012). “Privacy, context, and oversharing: Reputational challenges in a Web 2.0 world.” In H. Masum and M. Tovey (Eds.), The Reputation Society: How Online Opinions are Reshaping the Offline World. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Recent Presentations

Google Books as Infrastructure of In/Justice. Internet Research 14.0 – Association of Internet Researchers Conference. Denver, CO. October, 2013.

“Mutual Connexions”: Technology, Infrastructure, and the Scope of Social Justice. Annual Meeting of the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S). San Diego, CA. October, 2013.

Just Things: Justice, Technology, and the Limits of Liberal Egalitarianism. 18th International Conference of the Society for Philosophy and Technology. Lisbon, Portugal. July, 2013.

Rewiring Rawls: Towards a Sociotechnical Critique of Justice As Fairness, Oxford Internet Institute Summer Doctoral Programme, Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK. July, 2012.

Rewiring Rawls: Social Justice, Technology, and the Information Society, The 4th ICTs and Society Conference: Critique, Democracy, and Philosophy in the 21st Century Information Society, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden. May, 2012.

The Social (Network) Contract: On Facebook, Persons, and Information Property, The Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI. February, 2012

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