Seyi Olojo is a PhD student at the UC Berkeley School of Information (ISchool) where she is advised by Dr. Jenna Burrell. Her research interests are in AI ethics, the sociology of quantification and epistemologies of categories within emerging technologies. Seyi’s research primarily explores the visibility politics of information, specifically emphasizing the differential representation of contested identities within demographic categories and datasets. She uses critical race theory and black feminist
epistemology to understand the implications of technology on society. Her research is generously supported by the Eugene Cota-Robles Fellowship.
At Berkeley, she is a member of The Algorithmic Fairness and Opacity Group and the Center for Technology, Policy and Society. Prior to joining ISchool, she was a data analyst at an advertising technology company in New York City. Seyi earned her bachelor’s degree in Environmental Policy at Barnard College, Columbia University.
CLTC Grant Projects
- The Tyranny of Relevancy: Investigating The Effects of Targeted Fertility Ads on Individuals Grappling with Infertility (2022)