The cover of the book Data Feminism, filled by squares and rectangles of different colors, apparently representing dataAt a historic moment in the history of the college, student, staff, and faculty members of our community are invited to join in a discussion of Catherine D’Ignazio and Lauren F. Klein’s Data Feminism, a path-breaking new book that offers a bold assessment of the rapidly growing field of data science and a powerful proposal for enhancing gender and intersectional equity in the work of data science, statistics, digital humanities, and beyond.

Discussions will be held at 12:15 p.m. on March 2 and April 6, following a virtual lecture related to the book given by Prof. Klein in late February (date TBA). As part of a new grant-funded effort at the College, Data Equity for Lafayette and Beyond (DEFLAB), we are pleased to provide copies of Data Feminism on a first-come, first-served basis to all interested campus community members. We plan to have copies available by the start of the spring semester. If you would like one, please complete this Google form by Feb. 5 so that we can get a book delivered to you.

Any questions can be directed to DSDS co-chair Chris Phillips or DEFLAB PI Trent Gaugler.

Co-sponsored by the Data Science and Digital Scholarship Initiative, Digital Humanities Community of Practice, Hanson Center for Inclusive STEM Education, and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program. Funding has been provided by a grant from the Northeast Big Data Information Hub and the National Science Foundation.

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