Category: blog

  • “Networks of Injustice” (Digital Ethnic Futures Consortium Talk, April 2022)

    Last April I was thrilled to present a talk titled “Networks of Injustice: Reflections on Teaching Digital Public History and Data Literacy” as part of the Digital Ethnic Futures Consortium (DEFCon) speaker series. Thanks so much to the DEFCon team for inviting me to participate here, and double thanks to Roopika Risam for introducing me […]

  • New Publication: “Museums and Social Media During COVID-19” (The Public Historian)

    I have an essay titled “Museums and Social Media During COVID-19” in the November 2020 issue of The Public Historian. A preprint copy of the essay is also available via Brown University’s Digital Repository. Thanks to the editors of The Public Historian and to Amelia Grabowski and Adam Kozsary for offering their own insights. This […]

  • New Publication: Doing Public Humanities

    This week saw the publication of Doing Public Humanities, a new collection of essays edited by Susan Smulyan and published by Routledge. Here’s the official book description from the publisher’s website: Doing Public Humanities explores the cultural landscape from disruptive events to websites, from tours to exhibits, from after school arts programs to archives, giving […]

  • Reflections on Day of Digital Humanities 2020

    Today is Day of Digital Humanities, so I figured it would be fitting to write a blog post (don’t worry: I also wrote a Twitter thread). Once the semester wraps up here in a few weeks, my plan is to blog a little more. People with blogs tend to say that they plan to blog […]

  • THATCamp Reflections: On The Unfinished Business of Unconferences

    The call for THATCamp reflections in the wake of the project’s sunsetting has generated a lot of interesting writing, as well as an informal record of some of the networks that intersected with (and, in some cases, emerged from) this “unconference” initiative (if you are unfamiliar with THATCamps and are still reading these words, here […]

  • New Course: Digital Archives and Digital Publics (Spring 2020; Brown University)

    This semester (Spring 2020) I’m excited to teach “Digital Archives and Digital Publics,” a graduate-level course that builds on my own experiences with digital archives and digital public humanities and attempts to survey a wide range of perspectives from archivists, librarians, digital humanists, artists, and more. Here’s the official course description: This course considers the […]

  • New Publication: Review of My Nola, My Story in Reviews in Digital Humanities

    The first issue of Reviews in Digital Humanities includes my review of My Nola, My Story, a digital humanities initiative led by Dr. Shearon Roberts at Xavier University of New Orleans that does the work of “gathering, documenting, classifying, contextualizing, and sharing the experiences and legacies of communities of color who have called New Orleans […]

  • Breaking Bandersnatch: Using Twine to Teach Digital Project Development

    In the press that followed the December 2018 release of the Netflix interactive film Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, several references were made to the use of Twine in the project’s development process. While early stages of planning utilized Post-it notes and whiteboards, the Bandersnatch team eventually turned to Twine, “which is often used to design video […]

  • Digital Storytelling Tools and Techniques (Wilson Center Digital Humanities Lab talk at the University of Georgia)

    Last week I gave a talk titled “Black Mirrors and Melting Wizards: Digital Storytelling Tools and Techniques” at the University of Georgia’s Wilson Center Digital Humanities Lab. My mom is a UGA alum, so it was great to visit Athens and learn about all the exciting digital work happening on campus! I also found time […]

  • Go Fast / Go Slow: Supporting Digital Public Humanities At Various Speeds

    Hi! This post is a revised version of some remarks I gave on a “Space and Place” panel at ACH 2019. It’s also a kind of roundup of some conversations that happened at this fantastic conference. Many of the images here are screenshots of slides from my talk. Thanks to everyone cited here who informed […]

  • New Publication: Newest Americans Review in American Quarterly

    My review of Newest Americans appears in American Quarterly 71.1 (March 2019). This is the second time I’ve written for American Quarterly (the first was as co-author of a piece on precarious labor and digital humanities in issue 70.3). I’ve greatly valued my experiences with the American Studies Association’s Digital Humanities Caucus: if you’re in […]

  • New Co-Authored Publication: Postdoctoral Bill of Rights

    As part of the Postdoctoral Laborers Group, I was happy to contribute to the discussions, writing, and revision that went into the Postdoctoral Bill of Rights. It’s been great to see the positive reception this document has received on social media, and it’s been particularly gratifying to see the implications of our thoughts resonating with […]

  • Generous Methodologies and Digital Scholarship (Notes from the 2019 CNI-ARL Digital Scholarship Planning Workshop)

    On Monday, March 25th, I spoke on a “Student Panel” at the CNI-ARL Digital Scholarship Planning Workshop (hosted by Northeastern University). While I’m not currently a student (unless this has all been a dream and I still am! Oh no!), I worked at the Northeastern University Library Digital Scholarship Group as a graduate student, in […]

  • New Exhibit: “Insufficient Memories” (Brown University)

    Last fall, a group of graduate students in Brown’s John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage (specifically, Maggie Unverzagt Goddard, Julia Renaud, and Sophie Don) started Tiny Exhibits, a series of two-week installations designed for a small (or, uh, “tiny”) exhibit case in the Nightingale-Brown House. It’s been a fun initiative that […]

  • New Interview: Careers in the Public Humanities Podcast

    Catherine Winters, co-host of the Careers in the Public Humanities Podcast, invited me on the program to talk about my current gig as a Postdoctoral Fellow in Digital Public Humanities at Brown University. It’s a pretty candid conversation about the life of a postdoc in higher ed these days. I also talk about public humanities, […]

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