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MemberAlicia Peaker

I am the Director of Digital Scholarship, Critical Making, and Digital Collections Management at Bryn Mawr College. I have also worked as the CLIR/DLF Postdoctoral Fellow in the Digital Liberal Arts at Middlebury College; the Co-Director for Our Marathon: The Boston Bombing Digital Archive, the Project Manager for The Women Writers Project, and the Development Editor for GradHacker at InsideHigherEd. My research brings together approaches from both environmental humanities and digital humanities to explores the botanical worlds of novels.

MemberDB Bauer

DB Bauer is a doctoral candidate in Women’s Studies, a graduate assistant with the Design Cultures and Creativity Honors Program, and a Digital Studies in the Arts and Humanities graduate certificate student at the University of Maryland, College Park. DB has a background in technical media production and has worked for PBS, public radio, and other freelance outlets. DB’s scholarly work focuses on the relationship between digital technologies and notions of the human, centralizing issues of gender, affect, embodiment, and critical or scholarly maker practices, specifically using 3D printing, and more recently, virtual reality. DB uses scholarly making to position technology as both research object and research tool. Areas of interest: digital humanities;  critical and scholarly making; 3D printing(new) media studies; speculative literature, art, and design; affect; gender performance and embodiment; queer theories; new materialisms; feminisms.  

MemberDaniel Hazard

I am a doctoral candidate in English at Princeton University. My research focuses on postcolonial studies, critical theory, and the literature of the plantation zones and diasporas of the Americas—especially Anglophone and Hispanophone Caribbean literature and African-American literature. I also have long-standing interests in U.S. Latina/o literature, twentieth-century Irish and British literature, and the history and theory of the novel. My dissertation project, “Freedom and Plantation Form,” examines how the plantation is figured as a space for freedom and self-making in Caribbean literature, film, and critical writing after 1945.

MemberNatasha Robson

My thesis is a study in social history, tracing the publications and work of Allen and Unwin from the archives held at the University of Reading. My research demonstrates that the need for a cultural push towards objectivity and criticality in education and everyday thinking has become ever-more important and necessary over the past century and the exponential progress that has occurred in that time. My personal work is geared towards making the mental processes that necessitate this cultural shift more easily accessible and hopefully better understood in order to create motivation within individuals to address their ways of thinking. I also aim to provide courses and tuition that encompasses engagement with these processes and practical application of modes of critical thought.

MemberPaul Ilie

I am a maverick scholar and literary critic who, despite academic habits and values ingrained during the 1950s, also lives a non-specialist second life by reading across the humanities, sciences, and political history. I relish analytically disputing issues with other introspective, driven readers of Western literature and lovers of art and classical music. If the topic is broad, I demand supportive detail, and if narrow, I want to understand the wider context. To make sense of it all and to air occasional exasperations, I also write short stories. You can google my name for a professional profile.

MemberRoger Whitson

…“Critical Making in Digital Humanities Webinar Series.” Webinar series about Critical Making via WSU’s Blackboard Connect. Presenters include Lori Emerson, Matt Ratto, Kari Kraus, Garnet Hertz, Amaranth Borsuk, and Jentery Sayers. <http://www.rogerwhitson.net/critical-making/?page_id=2&gt;.

“Critical Making in Digital Humanities Digital Archive.” Co-edited with Dene Grigar (2013-2014). Archive of Critical Making projects from around the country. <http://www.rogerwhitson.net/critical-making/?page_id=128&gt;.

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…ies in English Literature. (2014); Whitney Anne Trettien. Blake/An Illustrated Quarterly. 49.4 (2016); Mark Greenberg. Review19. 02 February 2014.  
PEER-REVIEWED ARTICLES AND BOOK CHAPTERS
2019a              “Now: A Kit for Digital Mindfulness.” Enculturations. Special Issue on Critical Making and Executable Kits. Forthcoming. 5,121 words.
2019b              “Networking the Great Outdoors: Object-Oriented Ontology and the Digital Humanities.” Reading as Democracy in Crisis: Interpretation, Theory, History. Ed. James Rovira. Lanham: Rowman and Littlefield…

I specialize in media theory, digital humanities, and nineteenth-century British literature. My research investigates how the Nineteenth Century is adapted, remediated, and transmitted into more contemporary art and digital media. I’ve specifically looked at this phenomenon by exploring the adaptation of William Blake and by investigating the alternate history reconstruction of the Victorian Period in steampunk. I also occasionally write about digital pedagogy.

MemberParkorn Wangpaiboonkit

Parkorn’s research considers realism in opera and music drama as a means of inventing racial difference across the colonial modern. His work diagnoses the practice of dramatizing and musicalizing another/an Other’s ethnicity as an imperial tool for race-making in the colonial liminal, historicizing the discourse on race and opera away from contemporary identity politics. His current project focuses on Western art practices in nineteenth-century Siam, and examines how the selective emulation and criticism of Italian opera at the Siamese court served as a discursive site for negotiating ethnological imperialism. Parkorn’s broader interests in opera studies include the performance of race and racialization, operatic masculinities and queer opera culture, new and old technologies of operatic sound reproduction, and colonial histories of Western opera. His article “Excavating operatic masculinity” is forthcoming with Cambridge Opera Journal.