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Welcome to the New HASTAC Scholars!

Welcome to the New HASTAC Scholars!

I'm so thrilled to welcome our new HASTAC Scholars --- all 215 of them. This cohort of Scholars is the 5th year of the program, and they come from 84 different institutions and 6 countries. Their departments include History, Theater, English, Education, Communication Technology, Computer Science, Biology, Media Studies, Women's Studies, Law, Library & Information Science, Performance Art, Folklore, Ethnomusicology, Journalism, Creative Writing, Science and Technology Studies, East Asian Studies, Informatics, Visual Art, Nutrition, Comparative Literature, Cultural Studies, Epidemiology, Romance Languages, Ecology, Policy Analysis, Geography and many more.  

 
They are working on interdisciplinary projects such as:
  • video game culture in Japan
  • developing digital projects with African American historical documents
  • Twitter during the Egyptian Revolution
  • digital transformations of Victorianist cultural objects
  • accessible learning environments
  • feminist & queer game studies
  • projects to provide nutrition and health information amongst rural and migrant women
  • literature and neuroscience
  • digital pedagogy
  • queer theory & technology including the Lesbian Poetry Archive
  • Dickinson Electronic Archives
  • deep mapping and religious history
  • study of women and coding
  • online art radio stations
  • mapping cultural history in Italy
  • digital humanities and teaching foreign language study 
  • developing a video library of book trailers of minority authors
  • digital literacy in different socioeconomic groups & geographical areas
  • mobile tutoring and peer mentoring
  • Chinese politics and social media
  • alternative and experimental publishing
  • graphic novels and gender
  • museum studies & performance studies
  • developing online collaborative learning tools
  • composing performance art pieces at the intersection of text, performance and digital culture
  • developing critical methodologies for new ways of visualizing time
  • border violence & biopolitics
  • data visualization
  • digital media projects & education with incarcerated women
  • studying user interface design and digital learners
---- and so many more. 
 
Scholars: you've been nominated as the most innovative students & future leaders in higher education today. With this comes a great honor, but also a great responsibility -- you are the directors of this program. The year will be shaped by your ideas, projects and conversations. We are so honored to join you on this journey, but you're setting the direction for us all.
 
Previous Scholars have maintained that the community itself was the most important component of their experience in this program. This is an opportunity not just to meet in passing, in an awkward conference hallway, but to build relationships with your amazing fellow students, both on your own campus and within your geographical area, but also across the country and beyond. They will be your sounding board for pedagogical ideas, challenge your research questions, and share new ways of thinking & learning. They can be as specific or as broad as needed. Be generous with your responses, open with your ideas, and kind with your fellow collaborators, and this community will inspire you and support you in response.
 
We've organized the outline of this community, and now you will fill in the content. Use your HASTAC blog as part of your ongoing research process -- it is incredibly useful as a place to develop your own thoughts about the steps ahead, and not just using it as a broadcast display for your 'completed' work. Invite conversation and invite questions. Ask for specific help if you need suggestions. Help to ensure this isn't an echo chamber - the more you comment on each others blogs, the more you'll develop a readership for your own writing
 
How can you further develop your own community here? If you see other Scholars working on topics intersecting with your own, invite them to create a panel for an upcoming conference, or work on a submission for a journal. If you are attending a conference, you can find other Scholars in attendance, or in the local area. If you have an idea for a specific project, ask for participants and suggested resources -- you can post on our listserv or on the website. Submit proposals to develop forums. Most importantly -- share your own ideas for collaborative projects!
 
HASTAC Scholars at a glance:
Total number of Scholars – 746
Total number of institutions – 145+
Forums and digital projects: 30
Comments on forums so far: 1800+
Years of program: 5
 
 
Thank you to the following colleges and universities for providing mentors and fellowships to our Scholars this year. We are so glad to have you join us and look forward to learning more about the amazing work happening on your campuses. 
 
Ball State University
Boston University
Bowling Green State University
Bryn Mawr College
Carleton University
Concordia University
Cornell University
Davidson College
Denison University
Drexel University
Duke University
Emory University
Estonian Academy of Arts
Florida State University
Fordham University
George Mason University
Georgetown University
Hamilton College
Harvard University
Indiana University
Ithaca College
Jawaharlal Nehru University
Maastricht University
Michigan State University
Monmouth College
New York University
North Carolina State University
North Dakota State University
Northeastern University
Northwestern University
Occidental College
Ohio State University
Pennsylvania State University
Ryerson and York Universities
St. John's University
Stanford University
SUNY Buffalo
Syracuse University
Teachers College, Columbia University
Temple University
Texas A&M University
Texas Tech University 
Umeå University
Union College
University of Alabama
University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Irvine
University of California, Los Angeles
University of California, Riverside
University of California, San Diego
University of California, Santa Barbara
University of California, Santa Cruz
University of Delaware
University of Florida
University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
University of Iowa
University of Kansas
University of Kentucky
University of Maryland
University of Maryland Baltimore County
University of Michigan
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
University of Oregon
University of Pennsylvania
University of Pittsburgh
University of Rochester
University of San Diego 
University of South Carolina
University of Southern Califoria
University of Sydney
University of Texas at Austin
University of Victoria
University of Victoria
University of Washington
University of Wisconsin - Madison
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Vanderbilt University
Virginia Commonwealth University
Washington State University
Wayne State University
Wesleyan College
Western Oregon University
Yale University
York University
 
Congratulatations to the Scholars of 2012-2013. Let the year begin!
 
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