DHQ: Digital Humanities Quarterly

Author Biographies

Brienne A. Adams Brienne A. Adams, is an Assistant Professor of African American Studies at Georgetown University. She earned a Ph.D. in American Studies from the University of Maryland. Her work utilizes Black feminisms, queer, and affect theories to examine Black fans of contemporary Black popular culture on social media platforms
Moya Bailey Moya Bailey is an Associate Professor in the School of Communication at Northwestern University. Her work focuses on marginalized groups' use of digital media to promote social justice. She is interested in how race, gender, and sexuality are represented in media and medicine. She is the author of two books.
Douglas Boyle Douglas P. Boyle is Professor and Chair in the Department of Geography at the University of Nevada, Reno. He is the former Nevada State Climatologist and the former Director of the Nevada Water Resources Institute. His research uses integrated computer-based modeling of hydrologic processes to understand the impacts of historic and future climate and water resources in arid and semi-arid environments using paleoclimate information, global climate model output, and instrumental ground-based information.
Hannah L.P. Brown Hannah L. P. Brown is a Counseling Psychology Graduate Student at the University of Florida whose research combines feminist and queer theories with practical counseling questions.
Chelsea Canon Chelsea R. Canon is a PhD candidate studying the communication challenges posed by changing climates and climate hazards. She is interested in how academic research about climate communication informs the practice of climate communication, and vice versa. Her dissertation applies network analysis to model and visualize these knowledge flows.
Kalani Craig Kalani Craig is Clinical Associate Professor of History, Co-Director of the Institute for Digital Arts & Humanities, and Associate Director of the Medieval Studies Institute at Indiana University Bloomington. She is also the PI on Net.Create, an NSF-funded (#1848655) network-analysis tool designed for teams of digital-humanities practitioners.
Isabel del Bosque González Specialist in Cartography, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Spatial Data Infrastructures (SDI). She is a Engineer in Geodesy and Cartography from the Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM) with Advanced Studies in Geographic Engineering from the UPM. She is officer career of Topographical Engineers (leave) and of Systems and Information Technologies of the State Administration (since 1992). She has developed her professional career at the National Geographic Institute of Spain (IGN) and since 2005, she is responsible for the GIS and Digital Humanities unit in the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC).
Johanna Drucker Johanna Drucker is Distinguished Professor and Breslauer Professor in the Department of Information Studies at UCLA. She is internationally known for her work in the history of graphic design, typography, experimental poetry, fine art, and digital humanities.
Lizhou Fan Lizhou Fan is a Ph.D. student in the School of Information at the University of Michigan. He has broad research interests in computational social sciences and digital humanities. He applies data-driven and computational methods to manage, analyze, and discover information in an efficient, responsible, and equitable manner. He also designs systems and develops methods for human-in-the-loop applications for archival science, social media, and science of science research.
Carlos Fernández Freire Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing Technician at the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC). Graduated in History in 2000, PhD in Prehistory in 2008. Member of the Geographic Information Systems and Digital Humanities Lab – CSIC since 2009. I have worked in issues regarding Data Modelling in UML, implementation and deployment of Spatial Databases, GIS and Remote Sensing Analysis, Spatial Data Infrastructures and Webmapping, in the context of Humanities Research Projects carried out within the Spanish National Resarch Council.
Peter L.Forberg Peter L. Forberg is a recent graduate of The University of Chicago’s undergraduate program in Sociology and graduate program in the Digital Studies of Language, Culture, and History. Drawing from qualitative social science methods and computational digital humanities methods, his work is broadly focused on mediated forms of social interaction with people, politics, and systems. In the field of DH specifically, he is interested in the codification of social theories into digital procedures. He intends to pursue a PhD in Sociology.
Franny Gaede Franny Gaede (she/her/hers) is the Director of Digital Scholarship Services at the University of Oregon. She provides leadership and support for digital scholarship in teaching and research, digital collections, digital preservation, scholarly communication, and library-led open access publishing.
Kim Gallon Kim Gallon is an Associate Professor of Africana Studies at Brown University and the author of Pleasure in the News: African American Readership and Sexuality in the Black Press (University of Illinois Press, 2020). Gallon has also authored the field-defining article, "Making a Case for the Black Digital Humanities" and is the founder and director of two Black digital humanities projects: The Black Press Research Collective and COVID Black.
Kaiama L. Glover Kaiama L. Glover is Ann Whitney Olin Professor of French and Africana Studies and Faculty Director of the Digital Humanities Center at Barnard College, Columbia University. She has written extensively about Caribbean literature, gender, and postcoloniality in such works as A Regarded Self: Caribbean Womanhood and the Ethics of Disorderly Being (Duke UP 2021) and Haiti Unbound: A Spiralist Challenge to the Postcolonial Canon (Liverpool UP 2010), and she is the prize-winning translator of several works of Haitian prose fiction and francophone non-fiction. Her current projects include an intellectual biography titled, "For the Love of Revolution: René Depestre and the Poetics of a Radical Life." She is also at work on a documentary titled, "Black Diva Saves the World." Her scholarly and translation work has been supported by fellowships at the Columbia Institute for Ideas and Imagination in Paris, the New York Public Library Cullman Center, the PEN/Heim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Mellon Foundation. She is a regular contributor to the New York Times Book Review and is the co-host of WRITING HOME | American Voices from the Caribbean. She is the founding co-editor of archipelagos | a journal of Caribbean digital praxis, the founding co-organizer of "The Caribbean Digital," and the founding co-director of the digital humanities project In the Same Boats: Toward an Afro-Atlantic Intellectual Cartography.
Blanca Gómez Cifuentes Blanca Gómez Cifuentes is a doctoral student in Art History at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM). She is co-editor of Antonia Mercé, La Argentina. Epistolario (1915-1936) (CDAEM, 2020) and author of articles on the relationship between dance and visual arts in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. She has been awarded several internships and scholarships at the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, the Fundación de Amigos del Museo del Prado, CSIC and the UCM. She is a member of the UCM-CSIC Seminar on Research in Dance History and Theory and R&D projects at CSIC.
Berber Hagedoorn Berber Hagedoorn is Assistant Professor Media Studies & Audiovisual Culture at the University of Groningen. Her research interests revolve around screen cultures (representations and crossmedia storytelling practices) and audiovisual cultural memory in Europe. She is the Vice-Chair of ECREA’s Television Studies section and EUscreen Foundation Board Member, organizing cooperation for European research and education into television’s history and its future as a multi-platform storytelling practice. She has extensive experience in Media and Culture Studies and Digital Humanities through large-scale European and Dutch best practice projects on digital audio-visual heritage and cultural memory representation, including Europeana, EUscreen and CLARIAH. Hagedoorn has published in a.o. Media and Communication, Studies in Documentary Film, Journal of European Studies, Continuum and VIEW. She is the co-editor of the forthcoming edited volume New Challenges in European Television Series: National Experiences in a Transnational Context (Comares) and Member of the ECREA Advisory Board of SAGE’s Critical Studies in Television: The International Journal of Television Studies
Tim Hempel Tim Hempel is a PhD candidate in physics at Freie Universität Berlin, Germany. He works in the field of computational molecular biology with a strong focus on kinetic modeling of proteins.
K. J. Hepworth K.J. Hepworth is an information design practitioner-researcher, employed as Senior Lecturer in Communication Design at the University of South Australia in Adelaide, Australia. Her current research is on ethical visualization of lived experience perspectives.
Bryan M. Jenkins Bryan M. Jenkins is a Ph.D. candidate in the Communication, Culture and Media Studies program at Howard University. His research concerns how marginalized groups utilize the digital space as a tool to educate and empower one another. His dissertation investigates Black podcasts as a critical educational tool for Black communities that continues the traditions of Black orality. Bryan is currently an Ernest E. Just-Percy L. Julian Research Fellow through Howard University’s Graduate School.
Ana-Maurine Lara Dr. Ana-Maurine Lara is an Associate Professor in the Department of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies at University of Oregon. An award winning novelist, poet, and academic writer, her most recent books are Konjher Woman, Streetwalking: LGBT Lives and Protest in the Dominican Republic and Queer Freedom, Black Sovereignty.
James Lee James Jaehoon Lee, Ph.D is the Director of the Digital Scholarship Center and Associate Professor of Digital Humanities at the University of Cincinnati. His research and teaching focus on the areas of digital humanities, machine learning and data mining techniques on historical text and image archives, social network analysis, and data visualization. Much of his work has used machine learning methods applied to large text corpora and other unstructured datasets to rethink what it means to perform historical analysis. His research also investigates ways to visualize the results of machine learning algorithms in a human-interpretable way that enables non-technical audiences to glean useful information from the data. More recently, his research has branched out into fascinating collaborations applying digital humanities methods with partners in biomedical informatics, law, design, and archeology. He is the author of The Two-Soul’d Animal (Northwestern University Press, 2018) and with Dr. Jeffrey Blevins, Social Media, Social Justice, and the Political Economy of Online Networks (University of Cincinnati Press, 2022). His third book on Digital Shakespeares is forthcoming from Routledge in 2024. His research has been published in the Harvard Data Science Review, the Publications of the Modern Language Association (PMLA), New Media and Society, Social Media and Society, Cultural Analytics, New Literary History, Post-45, Public Books, and Digital Scholarship in the Humanities.
Elizabeth Losh Elizabeth Losh is the Duane A. and Virginia S. Dittman Professor of American Studies and English at William & Mary and a Fulbright U.S. Scholar to Estonia. Previously she directed the Culture, Art, and Technology Program at UC San Diego. She is the author of Virtualpolitik, The War on Learning, Hashtag, and Selfie Democracy.
Louis M. Maraj A native of Trinidad and Tobago, Louis M. Maraj thinks/creates/converses with theoretical black studies, rhetoric, and digital media. He is an assistant professor at the University of British Columbia. An award-winning author, Maraj’s essays appear in a range of print and online journals. Learn more about his work at loumaraj.com.
Cara Marta Messina Cara Marta Messina is an Assistant Professor of English at Jacksonville State University. Her research focuses on fan studies, feminist digital humanities, digital rhetoric, and game studies. She received the 2019 Kairos Teaching Award; her dissertation, the Critical Fan Toolkit, received Honorable Mention for the 2021-2022 Computers and Composition Hugh Burns Distinguished Dissertation Award. Her work has appeared in The Journal of Writing Analytics, Digital Humanities Quarterly, Spark: A 4C4Equality Journal, and several edited collections. Find more at her website: https://caramartamessina.com/
Romi Ron Morrison Romi Ron Morrison is an interdisciplinary artist and researcher. Their work investigates the spatial boundaries of race, ethics, and social infrastructure within digital technologies. Using maps, data, sound, performance, and video, their installations center Black diasporic technologies that challenge the demands of an increasingly quantified world — reducing land into property, people into digits, and knowledge into data. They are currently an Annenberg PhD Fellow in the School of Cinematic Arts at USC in Los Angeles.
Idoia Murga Castro Idoia Murga Castro, PhD (History of Art) is Tenured Researcher at Instituto de Historia, CSIC, where she studies the relationships between dance and visual arts. She has a degree in Classical Dance from the RAD and the ISTD. She has worked in the field of museums as curator, adviser and coordinator of exhibitions; she is the author of various books and articles and directs several R&D projects about dance history.
Taryn K. Myers Dr. Taryn K. Myers recently earned her Ph.D. from Howard University’s Communication, Culture and Media Studies program. Dr. Myers is a critical, cultural scholar who takes an intersectional approach to both inquiry and instruction. Her research explores how race converges with gender, socioeconomic class status, and other identities to reveal the complexities of marginalized people’s lived experiences. Dr. Myers’ research also interrogates how Black communities use social media and other convergent media to both perpetuate and resist hegemonic social structures that result in varying levels of visibility for experiences with racism, violence, and oppression. She is currently an Assistant Profession in the Department of Communication and Media at West Chester University
Shri Narayanan Shrikanth (Shri) Narayanan is University Professor and Niki & C. L. Max Nikias Chair in Engineering at the University of Southern California (USC). He is an interdisciplinary scientist-engineer-educator whose work creates engineering approaches to human-centered sensing/imaging, signal and information processing, and computational modeling focused on human communication, interaction, emotions and behavior.
Angel David Nieves Angel David Nieves is Professor of Africana Studies, History, Digital Humanities, and English at Northeastern University.
Bethany Nowviskie Dr. Bethany Nowviskie is Dean of Libraries and Chief Academic Technology Officer at James Madison University. A longtime DH scholar and organizer, Nowviskie’s past roles include president of ACH, executive director of the Digital Library Federation, and founding director of the Scholars’ Lab at the University of Virginia.
Peter Polack Peter Polack is an artist and PhD candidate at the Department of Information Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). His work and research address how technical systems are designed to inform our perception, and the role of art-making in illustrating what technology makes perceptible. This focus is informed by his background in game design, data visualization, and organizing to address the social impacts of police information systems.
Todd Presner Todd Presner is Chair of UCLA’s Digital Humanities Program and Ross Professor of Germanic Languages and Comparative Literature. Since 2018, he is Associate Dean of Digital Innovation in the Division of Humanities and Adviser to the Vice Chancellor of Research for Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences research.
Alanna Prince Alanna Prince is a PhD candidate at Northeastern University. Her work focuses on Black feminism, poetry, visual culture, and digital humanities. She is currently at work on her dissertation "Luminous Black: On Making Time, the World, and the Self in Black Women’s Poetry." You can learn more about her work and teaching on her website alannaprince.com
Alaí Reyes-Santos Dr. Alai Reyes-Santos is an independent scholar currently serving as the Associate Director of the Mellon-funded PNW Just Futures Institute for Racial and Climate Justice; a Professor of Practice at the University of Oregon School of Law; and a consultant on equity, and social and environmental justice. www.alaireyessantos.com
Roopika Risam Roopika Risam is Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies and of Comparative Literature at Dartmouth College, where she is part of the Digital Humanities and Social Engagement Cluster. Among her publications, she is the author of New Digital Worlds: Postcolonial Digital Humanities in Theory, Praxis, and Pedagogy and co-editor of The Digital Black Atlantic (Debates in the Digital Humanities series, University of Minnesota Press). Risam is principal investigator of the Digital Ethnic Futures Consortium, a Mellon Foundation-funded initiative to promote teaching and research at the intersections of ethnic studies and digital humanities.
Lana Sabb Grinnell College
Pietro Santachiara Pietro Santachiara is the Bernard and Martin Breslauer Fellow and a PhD student in the department of Information Studies at UCLA. His research deals with knowledge organization and modelling, classification of cultural heritage artifacts, and digital humanities.
Sabrina Sauer Sabrina Sauer is Assistant Professor Media Studies at the University of Groningen, where she also coordinates the Digital Humanities Master and minor programmes. She has an MA in Media Studies and studied as an actor prior to completing her PhD in Science and Technology Studies about user-technology improvisation and co-creation as a source for sustainable ICT innovation within living lab-research. Her current research focuses on data-driven creative media production, the role of digital materiality in co-creation practices, digital humanities, exploratory search technologies, and experiences of serendipity in smart cities. Sauer has published in journals as varied as Journal for Responsible Innovation, Journalism Studies, VIEW and Journal Of Science And Technology Of The Arts and she is part of the Serendipity Society, a network intending to promote and support researchers of serendipity.
Lacey Schauwecker Lacey Schauwecker, PhD, is a scholar and educator who works as a Learning and Development Specialist for the USC Shoah Foundation.
Olly Shortell Olly Shortell is a graduate student of Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Prescott College.
Erik Simpson Erik Simpson is Professor of English and Samuel R. and Marie-Louise Rosenthal Professor of Humanities at Grinnell College. He is the author of two books: Literary Minstrelsy, 1770-1830 and Mercenaries in British and American Literature, 1790-1830: Writing, Fighting, and Marrying for Money.
Krishna Somandepalli Krishna Somandepalli received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA and a master's degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of California at Santa Barbara, CA, USA. Following his Masters degree, he worked as a Jr. Research Scientist with NYU Langone Medical Center, New York, NY, USA. He is currently with Google Research. His research interests include multimodal signal processing, computational media understanding, and developing inclusive technologies.
Ravynn K. Stringfield Ravynn K. Stringfield (she/her) recently defended her dissertation in American Studies at William & Mary. Her project focused on Black women and girls as creators and protagonists of new media fantasy narratives, a topic which she hopes to pursue for her first book.
Jazma Sutton Jazma Sutton is a PhD candidate in the Department of History at Indiana University Bloomington. Her research explores race, gender, migration, and the transition from slavery to freedom in antebellum Indiana and Ohio. More specifically, she is interested in nineteenth-century Black women’s pursuits of freedom and citizenship in rural communities.
Kate Thornhill Kate Thornhill (she/her/hers) is the Digital Scholarship Librarian at the University of Oregon. Since 2013, her focus has been on developing and sustaining digital services as a hybrid librarian, archivist, and web technologist specializing in digital stewardship, digital repositories, and digital humanities research and classroom projects.
Gábor Mihály Tóth Gabor Mihaly Toth received his PhD in History from the University of Oxford, Balliol College. Following his PhD he was an assistant professor in Digital Humanities at the University of Passau, Germany. He then moved to the United States and worked for Yale University and for the University of Southern California. He specializes in historical data science with a special focus on stochastic modelling and simulation.