MemberMichael Rodriguez

…Michigan State University, Studies in Radicalism Online…
…fort are driven by three primary goals:

to provide a virtual community for those engaged in the study of radicalism and
to meet emerging needs of this community, including making recommendations on technological and scholarly standards for electronic scholarship, the aggregation of data, and the ability to discover and repurpose this data, and
to aggregate resources (both primary and secondary) relevant to radicalism studies.

To these ends SiRO has created partnerships between the Michigan State University Libraries, the Journal for the Study of Radicalism (MSU Press), and ARC (the Advanced Research Consortium: For more on ARC see the article from Scholarly and Research Communication: . Over time SiRO hopes to vet and publish born-digital projects through peer review, aggregate top-quality digital objects, and to generally create a community through which the study of radicalism moves sc…
…PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago (English, Creative Writing), 1997

MLS, Wayne State University, 2001

MA, Michigan State University (English), 1989

BA, Michigan State University (English and Telecom), 1987…

I coordinate Audiovisual and Digital Humanities collections, as well as serve as the librarian for English and American literature and performing arts (including film studies) at Michigan State University Libraries.

MemberEric S. Hood

…PhD in English at University of Kansas

MA in English at Eastern Michigan University

BA in Psychology from Michigan State University…

Dr. Eric S. Hood specialize in cultural theory and British Romanticism, particularly British epic poetry in the 18th and 19th century. He is a Founding Editor at the Digital Mitford and a Core Faculty Member in the Digital Humanities at Michigan State University, where he teaches first-year writing.

MemberLeonora Souza Paula

Leonora is an Assistant Professor in the Residential College in the Arts and Humanities at Michigan State University. She specializes in twentieth and twenty first century Brazilian Literature and Culture. Her research and teaching interests include Latin American Literature and Culture, Afro-Brazilian Culture, Critical Geographies, Crime Fiction, Urban Art, Social Movements and Graphic Novels. Her current research focuses on the role of under-represented knowledge production in changing the exclusionary terrain of contemporary Brazilian culture. Her work has been published in Brazil and the United States.

MemberJaquetta Shade-Johnson

…PhD in Rhetoric and Writing, Michigan State University: August 2018
Dissertation: “Wishi Stories: Rhetorical Strategies of Survivance and Continuance in Oklahoma Cherokee Foodways”
Directed by Malea Powell (chair), Terese Guinsatao Monberg, Alexandra Hidalgo, & Elizabeth LaPensée
Master of Arts in English, Northeastern State University:  Spring 2013
Thesis: “Domestic Folkways of the Oklahoma Cherokees: A Tribal Feminist Analysis”
Directed by Kimberli Lee & Leslie Hannah
Bachelor of Arts in English, Northeastern State University: Spring May 2010
Capstone Experience: University Writing Center Peer Tutoring Program
Directed by Mary Stanley…

Jaquetta is a citizen of the Cherokee Nation and a doctoral candidate in the Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures at Michigan State University.  Her research interests include cultural rhetorics, historiography, American Indian rhetorics, decolonial theory, Indigenous methodologies, and memoir. Her dissertation project, “Wishi Stories,” focuses on rhetorical strategies of survivance and continuance in Cherokee foodways through oral history, embodiment, land-based knowledge, and archival research methods. She serves on the council of the Indigenous Graduate Student Collective at Michigan State and as a mentor for the Indigenous Youth Empowerment Program.

MemberJohn Aerni-Flessner

…Residential College In The Arts And Humanities (Rcah), Michigan State University…

I teach in the Residential College in the Arts and Humanities (RCAH), an undergraduate-only college within Michigan State University (MSU). I am also a core member of the MSU African Studies Center. My research primarily focuses on the history of the southern African country of Lesotho. I write about the history of development, independence, nationalism, decolonization, and the history of the border between Lesotho and South Africa. My first book, entitled Dreams for Lesotho: Independence, Foreign Assistance, and Development came out in 2018 from the University of Notre Dame Press.

MemberCody Mejeur

…PhD in English, Michigan State University, 2019

MA in English, University of Chicago, 2013

BA in English and History, Western Michigan University, 2012…

Cody Mejeur is a PhD candidate in English at Michigan State University specializing in new media, narrative, queer studies, cognitive humanities, and digital humanities. Their work uses video games to theorize narrative as a living, emergent, and playful process that contributes to how we understand ourselves and our realities. They have published on methods for using games in pedagogy, gender and queerness in games, and the narrative construction of reality. They currently work with the LGBTQ Video Game Archive on preserving and visualizing LGBTQ representation in video games. They are a graduate lab lead in MSU’s Digital Humanities and Literary Cognition Lab and adjunct faculty at Ivy Tech Community College.