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John D. M. Arnold John D. M. Arnold is research assistant professor in the Department of Social Sciences at Michigan Technological University, and is a licensed architect working on a diversity of projects in Michigan and Wisconsin. His design interests lie at the intersection of creating sustainable and meaningful built environments and the study of the use and reuse of the living postindustrial landscape.

Christina Boyles Christina Boyles is assistant professor of writing, rhetoric, and American cultures at Michigan State University. She is the founder of the Hurricane Memorial project ( and the cofounder of the Makers by Mail project ( Her research explores the relationship between surveillance, social justice, and the environment. Her published work appears in the Southern Literary Journal, the South Central Review, and Plath Profiles, and her forthcoming work will appear in the next two iterations of the Debates in the Digital Humanities series, as well as Digital Humanities Quarterly and Studies in American Indian Literatures.

Ruth Nicole Brown Ruth Nicole Brown is associate professor in gender and women's studies and education policy, organization, and leadership at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She has authored two books: Black Girlhood Celebration: Toward a Hip Hop Feminist Pedagogy (Peter Lang Press, 2009) and Hear Our Truths: The Creative Potential of Black Girlhood (University of Illinois Press, 2013).

Jordan Buysse Jordan Buysse is a doctoral candidate in English at the University of Virginia. His dissertation, "The Word and the Bit: Information in 20th/21st Century Fiction," joins the recent history of the term information with literary aesthetics in order to assess the legacy and future of the technologized word. His teaching in the English department includes such courses as The Literature of Artificial Intelligence and Writing about the Internet.

Genevieve Carpio Genevieve Carpio is assistant professor of Chicana and Chicano studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. Her interests include relational ethnic studies, twentieth-century US history, space and place, and the digital humanities. Her book, Collisions at the Crossroads: How Place and Mobility Make Race, is forthcoming by the University of California Press in 2019. Her previous digital humanities work can be found in Information, Communication and Society and Boom California.

Alicia Caticha Alicia Caticha is a doctoral candidate in the history of art and architecture at the University of Virginia. Her dissertation, "Étienne-Maurice Falconet and the Matter of Sculpture: Marble, Porcelain, and Sugar in Eighteenth-Century Paris," understands the sculptor Falconet as a key interlocutor between Enlightenment aesthetic theory and artisanal production outside the Academic sphere.

Marika Cifor Marika Cifor is assistant professor of information science in the School of Informatics, Computing and Engineering at Indiana University, Bloomington. She holds a doctorate in information studies as well as graduate certificates in gender studies and the digital humanities from the University of California, Los Angeles. Her research focuses on archives, cultural and critical theories, gender and sexuality, and digital cultures.

Alyssa Collins Alyssa Collins is a doctoral candidate in the English department of the University of Virginia. Her dissertation, "Racing the Posthuman: Blackness, Technology, and the Literary Imagination," looks at the intersections of race and technology as depicted in twentieth-century and contemporary African American literature, digital culture, and new media. When she is not writing her dissertation, she writes about race, superheroes, and embodiment around the internet.

Anne Cong-Huyen Anne Cong-Huyen is associate librarian of digital pedagogy at the University of Michigan Libraries. She was previously the digital scholar and coordinator of the Digital Liberal Arts Program at Whittier College, and a Mellon visiting assistant professor of Asian American studies at University of California, Los Angeles. She is a cofounder of #transformDH and serves on the steering committee of HASTAC and Situated Critical Race + Media committee of FemTechNet.

Maria Cotera Maria Cotera is associate professor of Women's Studies and American Culture at the University of Michigan. Her first book, Native Speakers: Ella Deloria, Zora Neale Hurston, Jovita González, and the Poetics of Culture (University of Texas Press, 2008), received the Gloria Anzaldúa book prize for 2009 from the National Women's Studies Association. Since 2009 she has been building Chicana por mi Raza, a...


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