HASTAC has had a great number of dedicated, talented, and thoughtful staff members pass through our ranks throughout the years. Our co-directors and current staff members are listed below. Our staff alumni continue to have a profound influence on the network; learn more about them here.
HASTAC Administrative Leadership Team
HASTAC Co-Founder and Co-Director
Cathy N. Davidson co-founded HASTAC in 2002, served as Director until 2017, and continues to serve as Co-Director. Davidson is Distinguished Professor of English and Director of the Futures Initiative at the Graduate Center CUNY and Ruth F. DeVarney Professor Emerita of Interdisciplinary Studies at Duke University. She is also Co-Director of the CUNY Humanities Alliance in partnership with LaGuardia Community College and funded by the Mellon Foundation. Davidson is a renowned scholar of cultural history and technology, has published over twenty books and is the author, most recently, of The New Education: How To Revolutionize the University to Prepare Students for a World in Flux (Basic Books. 2017).
Jacqueline Wernimont, Co-Director of HASTAC beginning in July 2017, is an anti-racist, feminist scholar working toward greater justice in digital cultures. She writes about long histories of media and technology—particularly those that count and commemorate—and entanglements with archives and historiographic ways of knowing. She is a network weaver across humanities, arts, and sciences. This work includes co-directing HASTAC and ASU’s Human Security Collaboratory. She also runs the Nexus Digital Research Co-op and is a fellow of the Global Security Institute at Arizona State University.
Katina Rogers is Director of Programs and Administration at HASTAC and The Futures Initiative at The Graduate Center, CUNY. The Futures Initiative advances equity and innovation in higher education through student-centered teaching and learning, and promotes reinvestment in higher education as a public good. Rogers's research focuses on higher education reform, including scholarly communication practices, professionalization and career development, public scholarship, and advocacy for fair labor policies. Her forthcoming book, Putting the Humanities Ph.D. to Work: Theory, Practice, and Models for Thriving Beyond the Classroom, is in contract with Duke University Press. Rogers holds a PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of Colorado, Boulder.
Liz Grumbach is the Director of Humanities Engagement and Technical Operations for HASTAC at ASU. She is also the Project Manager for the Nexus Digital Research Co-op in the Institute for Humanities Research at Arizona State University. Her current research focuses on ethical practices and critical methods for producing and sharing data, especially linked open data, and exploring emerging technologies that allow the public to engage with cultural data in new ways.
Kalle Westerling is Director of HASTAC Scholars and a Futures Initiative Graduate Fellow at the Graduate Center, CUNY. He is a Ph.D. Candidate in Theatre and Performance and is completing his dissertation on the history and aesthetics of male-identified bodies in 20th-century burlesque and 21st-century boylesque, “The Roots and Routes of Boylesque: Queering Male Striptease and Burlesque in New York City from 1930s Golden Age Burlesque to the New York Boylesque Festival in the 2010s.”