I am the author of The Cultural Logic of Computation (Harvard UP, 2009), which applies cultural studies & critical theory methods to core topics in the theory, philosophy, and practice of computation, and develops a variety of arguments to show how computation functions in our society to produce and exacerbate hierarchies of race, class, gender, and power, despite the tremendous amount of rhetoric suggesting that computerization "democratizes," flattens, and decentralizes.
I am an English professor at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA, and also teach in our interdisciplinary Media, Art, and Text (MATX) PhD program.
I worked for about a decade as a software developer in the financial servcies sector in New York City.
I was hired to one of the first formally-labeled Digital Humanities positions in the US (University of Virginia, 2003), and during my time there, and to my great surprise, found myself increasingly marginalized from the DH community, locally and nationally, due (from what I could gather) to my insistence on taking a critcal view of computation, rather than in terms of my DH work, which has tended to focus on minority and endangered languages and the people who speak them.
I've writen a lot of articles on a range of issues in these areas -- along with a PDF of my book many are available at http://vcu.academia.edu/DavidGolumbia -- and maintain a digital theory blog, http://uncomputing.org.
I've been really heartened by the work of new DH scholars including the #transformDH and #DHPoco groups & have tried to participate in them.
All that said, I don't have a particular project that's at a good stage to air right now, and in general I don't like to see a lot of men jumping in on projects for women in technology and about feminism in tech, so my plan for the Workshop is mostly to read, listen, and learn.