HASTAC is led by a dynamic Steering Committee consisting of innovators from a variety of disciplines. The Steering Committee drives HASTAC intellectually, diversifies its initiatives, provides a foundation for the dynamic HASTAC Scholars community, and supports events and initiatives including the annual HASTAC conference. To learn more about the Steering Committee's involvement with the HASTAC community, visit hastac.org/collections/hastac-leaders

2020-2021 Leaders

Executive Board:
Anne Balsamo, Dean, School of Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication, University of Texas at Dallas
Simone Browne, Associate Professor of African and African Diaspora Studies at the University of Texas at Austin
Daniel Chamberlain, Associate Librarian for Digital Strategies, Dartmouth College
Cathy Davidson, Co-Founding Director of HASTAC (2002-2017) and, currently, HASTAC Co-Director. Distinguished Professor of English and Founding Director of the Futures Initiative at the Graduate Center, CUNY, and Ruth F. DeVarney Distinguished Professor Emerita at Duke University
Kevin Franklin, Executive Director, Institute for Computing in the Humanities, Arts, and Social Science (ICHASS), Research Professor Education Policy, Organization and Leadership, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Caitlin Fisher, Canada Research Chair in Digital Culture; Director, Augmented Reality Lab; Associate Professor of Film, York University
David Theo Goldberg, Director of the University of California Humanities Research Institute (UCHRI) and Professor of Comparative Literature, Anthropology, and Criminology, Law and Society at the University of California, Irvine
Daniel Herwitz, Frederick G. L. Huetwell Professor, Comparative Literature, Philosophy, History of Art, University of Michigan
Julie Thompson Klein, Professor of Humanities in the English Department and Faculty Fellow for Interdisciplinary Development in the Division of Research, Wayne State University
Tara McPherson,  Editor, Vectors, and Associate Professor of Critical Studies in the School of Cinema-Television at the University of Southern California
Timothy Murray, Professor of Comparative Literature and English, Director of the Cornell Council for the Arts, Curator of The Rose Goldsen Archive for New Media Art, Cornell University
Jentery Sayers, Assistant Professor, English, University of Victoria
Jacqueline Wernimont, Co-Director of HASTAC, Founding Co-Director of HSCollab, Director of Nexus Digital Research Co-op, and Assistant Professor of English at Arizona State University
Kathleen Woodward, Professor of English, Director of the Walter Chapin Simpson Center for the Humanities, University of Washington
Steering Committee: (three-year terms, elected)

Moya Bailey, Assistant Professor in the Department of Cultures, Societies, and Global Studies and the program in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Northeastern University
Fiona Barnett, Director Emerita of HASTAC Scholars and Ph.D. Candidate at Duke University
Jennifer Byron, Communications and Digital Content Development Intern, Nexus Digital Research co-op, Spanish Literature and Culture Ph.D. Candidate, Arizona State University (HASTAC Scholars Representative) 
Julian Chambliss, Professor of English, Core Faculty in Critical Diversity in a Digital Age initiative, Michigan State University
Anita Say Chan, Associate Professor of Communication, Department of Media and Cinema Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Marcia Chatelain, Associate Professor of History and African American Studies, Georgetown University
The Colored Conventions Project Team, represented by Jim Casey, English Ph.D. Candidate, and Gabrielle Foreman, Ned B. Allen Professor of English, Professor of History and Black American Studies, University of Delaware
Anne Cong-Huyen, Associate Librarian for Digital Pedagogy, University of Michigan Libraries
Tressie McMillan Cottom, UNC School of Information and Library Science; Senior Faculty Researcher, Center for Information, Technology, and Public Life, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
T.L. Cowan, Assistant Professor of Media Studies, Department of Arts, Culture and Media, Faculty of Information (ischool), University of Toronto
Alex Gil, Digital Scholarship Coordinator, Humanities and History Division, Columbia University
Sheryl Grant, Director of Research, Community Success Institute
Bruce Janz, Professor of Humanities, Department of Philosophy, University of Central Florida
Elizabeth LaPensée, Assistant Professor of Media & Information and Writing, Rhetoric & American Cultures, Michigan State University
Purdom Lindblad, Assistant Director of Innovation and Learning, Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities, University of Maryland
Marisa Parham, Professor of English, Amherst College, Director, Immersive Reality Lab for the Humanities
Miriam Posner, Assistant Professor, Department of Information Studies,University of California, Los Angeles 
Karyn Recollet, Faculty Member, Women and Gender Studies, University of Toronto
Dean Rehberger, Director of MATRIX Center for Digital Humanities and Social Sciences, Michigan State University
Anastasia Salter, Assistant Professor of Digital Media, University of Central Florida
Danica Savonick, English Ph.D. Candidate, The Graduate Center, City University of New York [Assistant Professor of English, SUNY Cortland]
Michael Simeone, Assistant Research Professor, Arizona State University
Victoria Szabo, Associate Research Professor, Visual and Media Studies and Director, Digital Humanities Initiative at the Franklin Humanities Institute, Duke University
T.L. Taylor, Associate Professor of Comparative Media Studies, MIT
Kalle Westerling, Co-Director of HASTAC Scholars and Futures Initiative Fellow at the Graduate Center, CUNY
Zac Zimmer, Assistant Professor of Literature, University of California, Santa Cruz

Council of Advisors:

Rachel Arteaga, Assistant Director, Simpson Center for the Humanities and Associate Program Director, Reimagining the Humanities Ph.D. and Reaching New Publics, University of Washington
Ruzena Bajcsy, Director Emerita of the Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS) at the University of California, Berkeley
John Seely Brown, Visiting scholar and advisor to the Provost at University of Southern California (USC), and Independent Co-Chairman of the Deloitte Center for the Edge
Dixie Ching , Ph.D. Student, Educational Communication and Technology, New York University
Wendy Hui Kyong Chun, Professor and chair of the Department of Modern Culture and Media at Brown University
Allison Clark, Founder and Director of AMedia1.com, LLC
Dan Cohen, Executive Director, Digital Public Library of America
Sharon Daniel, Professor of Film and Digital Media at the University of California, Santa Cruz
Jade Davis,  HASTAC Scholars representative from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Jorge Duran, Chief of Office of Science, Technology, and Innovation; Department of Economic Development, Trade, and Tourism; Organization of American States (OAS)
Mary Flanagan, Sherman Fairchild Distinguished Professorship in Digital Humanities, Dartmouth College
Matt Gold, Director, CUNY Academic Commons; Associate Professor of English and Digital Humanities, CUNY Graduate Center 
Geraldine Heng, Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Director of Medieval Studies, and Perceval Fellow in Medieval Culture at the University of Texas at Austin
Adeline Koh, Director of the Digital Humanities Center and Associate Professor of Literature, Stockton College
Elizabeth Losh, Director of Academic Programs, Sixth College, University of California, San Diego
Tom MacCalla, Executive Director, National University Community Research Institute (NUCRI) and University Vice President, National University
Richard Marciano, Professor, College of Information Studies, University of Maryland, Director, Digital Curation Innovation Center (DCIC)
Mark C. Marino, Associate Professor of Writing, University of Southern California 
Terry Mills, Dean of Research, Morehouse College
Nick Montfort, Assistant Professor of Digital Media, Program in Writing & Humanistic Studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Lisa Nakamura, Professor of American Cultures and Screen Arts and Cultures at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Alondra Nelson, Associate Professor of Sociology, Columbia University 
Mark Olson, Assistant Professor of Visual & Media Studies, Duke University and former HASTAC Director of New Media
David Palumbo-Liu, Louise Hewlett Nixon Professor and Professor and Director of Comparative Literature, Stanford University
Joyce Rudinsky, Associate Professor of Communication Studies at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (UNC-CH), Associate Director of the Institute for the Arts and Humanities at UNC-CH, and Domain Scientist for Digital Arts and Humanities at Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI).
Nishant Shah, Director – Research, Centre for Internet and Society, Bangalore, and Knowledge Partner, Hivos, Netherlands
Patrik Svensson, Professor in the Humanities and Information Technology and Director of HUMlab, Umeå University
Brendesha Tynes, Associate Professor of Educational Psychology, University of Southern California
S. Craig Watkins, Associate Professor, Department of Radio-Television-Film, Sociology, and the Center for African and African American Studies, University of Texas at Austin
Paul Wouters, Director of the Centre for Science and Technology Studies and professor of Scientometrics at Leiden University



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