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More Than a Glitch: Meredith Broussard on Confronting Bias - British Association for American Studies


More Than a Glitch: Meredith Broussard on Confronting Bias

When technology reinforces inequality, it’s not just a glitch—it’s a signal that we need to redesign our systems to create a more equitable world.

“With unmatched clarity and galvanizing insight, Meredith Broussard demystifies the mathematical underpinnings of AI and slays the magical mythos of Big Tech like no other! Everyone who cares about the future of tech and society should read this book yesterday.” – Ruha Benjamin, author of Race after Technology and Viral Justice

Her new books challenges readers to ask what if racism, sexism, and ableism aren’t just bugs in mostly functional machinery—what if they’re coded into the system itself? In the vein of heavy hitters such as Safiya Umoja Noble, Cathy O’Neil, and Ruha Benjamin, Meredith Broussard demonstrates in More Than a Glitch how neutrality in tech is a myth and why algorithms need to be held accountable.

The Lighthouse Bookshop (Edinburgh) is thrilled to collaborate with our friends at the Journal of American Studies to host a virtual event with the esteemed American academic Meredith Broussard.

The JAS associate editorial team @jnlamstudies: Nicole Gipson @antaeusargus & Ahmed Honeini @Faulkner_UK is looking forward to having this online discussion with Meredith Broussard @merbroussard on bias in tech.

Please note the event will be recorded, but only available to watch back for 30 days after the event.