MemberSebastian Matzner

• Literary theory (ancient and modern), esp. theory of poetic language
• Greek and Latin poetry
• Greek-German comparative studies
• Politics and poetics of cultural identity
• Classical reception studies and the classical tradition
• History of sexualities, queer and gender studies

MemberNathian Shae Rodriguez

Dr. Nathian Shae Rodriguez is an Assistant Professor of Digital Media in the School of Journalism & Media Studies at San Diego State University and core faculty in the Area of Excellence: Digital Humanities and Global Diversity. He specializes in critical-cultural and digital media studies. His research focuses on minority representation in media, specifically LGBTQ and Latinx portrayals and identity negotiation, as well as pop culture, identity, radio broadcasting, and issues of masculinity/mascing. Dr. Rodriguez also has 10 years of professional radio experience in on-air talent, sales, promotions, and social media marketing.

MemberLisa Baer-Tsarfati

I am a PhD candidate in history and Scottish studies at the University of Guelph. My research uses natural language processing and word embeddings (vector space modelling) to examine how language was used to exert control in early modern Scotland, placing particular emphasis upon gender and the construction and regulation of ambition. I am especially interested in computational methods of text analysis and the digital dissemination of historical research through mapping, visualizations, digital publication, and podcasting. My work explores the intersections between culture, power, society, discourse, gender, and change in the early modern world and has thus focused on themes of perception, identity and identity performance, gender, power, authority, and social control. It takes feminist and interdisciplinary approach to the study of history that draws upon sociological theory, literary analysis, and the digital humanities Further research interests include the creation of cultural identities in Scotland, the history of emotions, and literary, filmic, and gaming representations of the past.

MemberKristi M. Peterson

*Copies of all materials available upon request Dissertation:  “Consumption and Construction:  Devotional Images and the Place of Empire in Postclassic Mexico, 1325-1521” (2017) Research interests include:  The sacred image and devotional objects in Pre-Columbian Mesoamerica, the visual cultures of the Americas, Colonial and European representations of New World sacra and ritual, global modernisms, theories of representation, and the construction of narratives of place and cultural identity through the art object. Phone:  (518)580-5057 Address:  Skidmore College Filene Building 815 North Broadway Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

MemberJody Gordon

…n, edited by Anna Kouremenos. Oxford: Oxbow.

Walcek Averett, E., Gordon, J.M., and D.B. Counts eds. 2016. Mobilizing the Past for a Digital Future: The Potential of Digital Archaeology. Grand Forks: The Digital Press at the University of North Dakota.

Gordon, J.M. 2016. “To Obey by Land and Sea: Empires, the Mediterranean, and Cultural Identity in Hellenistic and Roman Cyprus.” Across the Corrupting Sea: Post-Braudelian Approaches to the Ancient Eastern Mediterranean, edited by C. Concannon and L. Mazurek. New York: Routledge.

with M.K. Toumazou et al. 2015. “Shedding Light on the Cypriot Rural Landscape: Investigations of the Athienou Archaeological Pr…

Jody Michael Gordon is an Associate Professor of Humanities and Social Sciences at Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston and an Assistant Director of the Athienou Archaeological Project (AAP). He received his Ph.D. in Classical Archaeology from the Department of Classics at the University of Cincinnati, where his dissertation involved an archaeological study of the effects of imperialism on local identities in Cyprus during the Hellenistic and Roman periods. In addition to working in Cyprus, Jody has excavated in Tunisia, Italy, Spain, and Greece, and his research interests include Roman archaeology, cultural identity, ancient imperialism, and computer applications in archaeology. See here for more on Jody’s teaching at Wentworth Institute of Technology.