Staff Alumni

HASTAC has had a great number of dedicated, talented, and thoughtful staff members pass through our ranks throughout the years. The HASTAC network would not be what it is today without the energy, commitment, and wide-ranging contributions of our colleagues. Our deep thanks to former colleagues, listed below, who have moved on to influence the landscape of teaching and learning in new and important ways. 

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Bio: Siqi Tu is a Futures Initiative Fellow and a doctoral candidate in Sociology at the Graduate Center, CUNY. She earned a BA degree in Sociology from Fudan University (China) and a MA degree in Sociology from Columbia...
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Position: Administrative Coordinator, Editor of the HASTAC Newsletter
Bio: Jackie Cahill graduated from Hunter College in 2020 with bachelor's degrees in English, Classical Studies, and Interdisciplinary Studies. She also completed minors in Latin and Art History. She is currently working...
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Position: Futures Initiative Fellow
Bio: Doctoral candidate in Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience.
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Position: Assistant Professor of US Latinx Culture HASTAC Communications and Digital Content Development Intern
Bio: Rosita Scerbo is an Assistant Professor of US Latinx Culture at Allegheny College. Her research interests include Visual Autobiography, Digital Humanities, Visual disability narrative, and corporeal invisibility,...
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Position: Mellon Humanities Alliance Postdoctoral Fellow, The Futures Initiative
Bio: I am a Mellon Humanities Alliance Postdoctoral Fellow at The Futures Initiative, at The Graduate Center, CUNY. The Futures Initiative advocates greater equity and innovation in higher education through student-centered...
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Position: Director, HASTAC Scholars
Bio: Fiona Barnett is a Ph.D. candidate in the Literature Program and Women's Studies at Duke University. She is currently at work on her dissertation, entitled Turning the Body Inside Out, which is a genealogy of the...
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Position: Former NSF EAGER Postdoctoral researcher at HASTAC
Bio: I am a postdoctoral research fellow at HASTAC working on the NSF EAGER grant.
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Position: Former Executive Assistant to Cathy N. Davidson
Bio: Formerly Executive Assistant to Cathy N. Davidson, Duke Class of 2009.
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Position: Communications and Digital Content Development intern and PhD Candidate
Bio: Is currently a 4th year PhD candidate of Spanish cultural studies at Arizona State University. Her dissertation will focus on digital works written and created by female authors and artists from a transatlantic...
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Position: Graduate Student / Teaching Assistant
Bio: Scott Caddy is a PhD candidate for the English - Literature program at ASU. He is also a certificate-seeking student in Digital Humanities. Research interests are Jane Austen (in academia, pop culture, and digital media...
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Position: Financial Analyst
Bio: Yolanda has worked for UCHRI for over 6 years and at UC Irvine for over 24 years. Most of her experience has been in the financial area. She is responsible for managing all finances within UCHRI
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Position: Student, Digital Content Development Assistant
Bio: Anastasia is a student at Arizona State University pursuing a BA in Global Health with a certificate in Economic Justice. Her career goals align behind working to achieve health equity for communities in the United...
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Bio: Hilary is a former Program Manager for HASTAC and the Digital Media and Learning Competition.
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Position: Director of Administration, HASTAC & Digital Media and Learning Competition
Bio: Director of Administration for HASTAC and Digital Media and Learning Competition
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Position: Director, Educational Technology and Learning Management
Bio: I spend more time than is normal observing how tech becomes invisible in everyday life and how it affects intrahuman interaction.
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Position: Graduate Student, HASTAC@ASU
Bio: I am a technical support assistant at Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory and currently pursuing my masters in Computer Science at Arizona State University. My interest areas are Web...
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Position: Doctoral Student, Adjunct Lecturer, Futures Initative Fellow
Bio: Michael Dorsch is a doctoral student specializing in geography in the Earth and Environmental Science Program at the Graduate Center, City University of New York (CUNY). Michael has taught courses on environmental...
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Position: Director of the University of California Humanities Research Institute
Bio: Director of the University of California Humanities Research Institute; Professor of Comparative Literature and Professor of Criminology, Law & Society, UC Irvine. Co-founder, HASTAC; Co-PI, Digital Media and...
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Position: Student
Bio: I am a Master's student in Digital Humanities & Scholars Student Coordinator for HASTAC and the Futures Initiative at the Graduate Center, City University of New York. The Futures Initiative advocates greater...
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Position: User Experience Researcher
Bio: Dr. Sheryl Grant is a user experience researcher and digital strategist. During her tenure at HASTAC she was director of social networking for the HASTAC/MacArthur Foundation Digital Media and Learning Competition from...
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Position: Program Manager of Digital Humanities and Research
Bio: Liz Grumbach is the Program Manager for Digital Humanities and Research for the Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics, an organization committed to exploring co-creative and participatory strategies for ethical...
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Bio: Allison Guess is a doctoral student focusing on critical (Black) geographies in the program of Earth and Environmental Sciences at The Graduate Center at CUNY. Currently, Allison is a Doctoral Futures Initiative Fellow...
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Position: Former Project Manager, HASTAC
Bio: Graduate student in clinical mental health counseling at North Carolina Central University (NCCU).
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Position: Director of Program and Administration, CUNY Humanities Alliance
Bio: Director of Program and Administration, CUNY Humanities Alliance.  Formerly the Program Coordinator for HASTAC@Duke and the PhD Lab in Digital Knowledge in the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute at Duke University.
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Position: HASTAC Postdoctoral Administrative Intern
Bio: Zoë Marie Jones recently earned her Ph.D. from Duke University in the Department of Art, Art History and Visual Studies. While she is on the job market she is working as the Editor of Digital Conference Proceedings for...
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Position: Program Coordinator
Bio: Jenn administered logistics for the Digital Media and Learning Competition, including contracts, policy, and communications, through early 2017. She also assisted with the evaluation of UCHRI programs and oversaw the on...
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Bio: I help people plan, build, and maintain Drupal websites. I'm a project manager at TopNotchThemes and freelance web developer.
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Position: Assistant Professor of Biomedical Humanities
Bio: Erin Gentry Lamb was the inaugural Director of the HASTAC Scholars Program in 2008-2009. She completed her PhD in English in 2008 at Duke University, and as of Fall 2009 is an Assistant Professor of Biomedical...
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Position: PhD Candidate in NLP
Bio: Michelle Renee Morales is a Doctoral Candidate in computational linguistics at the CUNY Graduate Center. Her research interests include natural language and speech processing for mental health applications. Michelle’s...
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Position: Futures Initiative Fellow
Bio: Jessica Murray is a doctoral student in Human Development at The Graduate Center, CUNY and a Futures Initiative Fellow.
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Position: Programmer Analyst
Bio: Anh earned his B.S. in Computer Science at California State University, Fullerton. He works with UCHRI's web applications, website development, and FastApps, a web based application used to manage applications for...
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Position: Assistant Director, ARTFL Project, University of Chicago.
Bio: I received a doctorate in French history from the University of Ottawa in 1991 and have been involved in digital humanities since the mid-1980s. Lead developer and coordinator of ARTFL's open source text analysis...
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Position: Former Director of Web Technology & Community Strategy
Bio: Demos directed development and administration of the website from early 2014 through the end of 2017. He was responsible for planning and executing long-term vision, as well as for the site's day-to-...
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Position: Communications Manager, HASTAC; Instructor, Duke University
Bio: Erin Parish is an anthropologist whose work focuses on the physicality of memory and the psychology of place, specifically in post-conflict reconstruction and the return of internally displaced people to their homes in...
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Bio: Mike Rifino is a PhD candidate in the Developmental Psychology program at the Graduate Center, the City University of New York (CUNY). His research examines how emotions within student-teacher relations are...
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Position: Independent Scholar and Consultant
Bio: I am an independent scholar and educational consultant, working with institutions to design and implement structures that are creative, sustainable, and equitable. I have over a decade of experience as an administrator...
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Position: Assistant Professor of English
Bio: 20th century and contemporary literature and culture, American studies, feminist pedagogy, social justice, critical university studies
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Position: Social Sciences Librarian
Bio: I am a Social Sciences Librarian at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill providing liaison support to the Political Science, Public Policy, Women's and Gender Studies and Sexuality Studies departments.
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Bio: Ruby managed and provided strategic direction and advanced implementation for most aspects of HASTAC's online presence from 2009 until early 2014.
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Position: Former NSF EAGER Post-Doc
Bio: I am a Political Scientist with a PhD from Duke University, and an interest in social network analysis. I formerly served as the NSF EAGER Post-Doc at HASTAC, studying the content, users, and structure of
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Position: Media and Design Specialist
Bio: Maritess was responsible for web design, communications, and social media for UCHRI, as well as graphic design for the DML Research Hub and the Digital Media and Learning Competition through 2016. She is a graduate of...
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Bio: Jennifer Jacklin Stratton is a photographer and photo-facilitator, researcher, educator, thinker and maker. Her work often explores in-depth connections and estrangements between individuals, communities and the natural...
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Position: Postdoctoral Fellow
Bio: Lisa studies the humanities and technology. She is a postdoctoral fellow in the digital humanities at MIT.
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Position: Former Project Manager, HASTAC
Bio: Jonathan E. Tarr was a two-time HASTAC Scholar and is now a Program Director at Enterprise Community Partners based in Washington, DC. He received a Master of Urban Planning degree from the University of Michigan. Prior...
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Position: Post-Doctoral Fellow and Interim Associate Director of the Futures Initiative
Bio: Frances Tran is currently a Post-Doctoral Fellow and the Interim Associate Director of the Futures Initiative at the CUNY Graduate Center. Her research draws on Asian American and multiethnic science and speculative...
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Position: Director of Digital Engagement
Bio: World Wide Web veteran from way back.
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Position: Director of Programs and Networks
Bio: Chad Weinard is currently an independent technologist and digital strategist. He connects people to museums and museums to people. Most recently he was HASTAC's Program Coordinator and, prior to that, Director of...
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Position: Ph.D. Candidate, Theatre and Performance Studies; Coordinator, Digital Humanities Research Institute
Bio: Kalle Westerling is a Ph.D. Candidate in Theatre and Performance at The Graduate Center, CUNY, where he works on a dissertation about the history and aesthetics of male-identified bodies in 20th-century burlesque and...