Welcome to our final HASTAC newsletter before we go on summer hiatus. Before we leave, please join us in celebrating an exciting new future for HASTAC. And don’t forget to keep checking back for more news about HASTAC 2017 in Orlando. Happy summer everyone!
--Erin Parish, PhD, Editor, Communications Manager, HASTAC; Instructor, Duke University
Welcome Arizona State University, HASTAC’s New Institutional Partner!
Beginning July 1, 2017, Arizona State University (ASU)—together with the Graduate Center, City University of New York (CUNY)--will lead HASTAC in the organization’s next phase of “changing the way we teach and learn.” After twelve productive years at Duke, the Nexus Digital Research Co-op will now co-host HASTAC at ASU in partnership with the Graduate Center. HASTAC’s new co-director will be Dr. Jacqueline Wernimont, Assistant Professor of English and Director of Nexus at ASU.
What’s Next for HASTAC: A Conversation with Co-Directors Cathy Davidson & Jacqueline Wernimont
Beginning July 1, HASTAC will have a new co-director—the multi-talented Jacqueline Wernimont (pictured left), Director of the Nexus Lab and Assistant Professor at Arizona State University. Professor Wernimont will join Cathy Davidson (pictured right), HASTAC Co-Founder, Futures Initiative Founding Director, and Distinguished Professor at the Graduate Center at CUNY in leading HASTAC in the organization’s next phase of development.
We’re excited about everything this dynamic duo will achieve in what is sure to be a productive and creative partnership. Read more about what our co-directors have in mind for HASTAC in the years to come!
Writing a Book in and of Real Life: An interview with Tressie McMillan Cottom
Don't miss this interview of HASTAC Steering Committee member and HASTAC 2017 keynote speaker, Dr. Tressie McMillan Cottom, Assistant Professor of Sociology at Virginia Commonwealth University and Faculty Associate with Harvard University’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society.
The interview was conducted by HASTAC Scholar Jenny Korn. In their interview, Korn and McMillan Cottom discuss inspiration for research, self-care strategies, how to write and get published, and what intersectionality really means.
Notifications for those who submitted proposals went out last week. Congrats to all who were accepted! Looking forward to seeing you in Orlando.
More on our fabulous speakers and organizers can be found at our conference website.
Teaching Race and Gender Theory--A Toolkit
A public toolkit on teaching race and gender theory in the undergraduate humanities classroom is now available. This toolkit is built from the Spring 2017 graduate seminar—Teaching Race and Gender Theory—taught by Cathy Davidson and Michael Gillespie at CUNY. It includes student generated lesson plans for each class unit, sample syllabi on the course topic, and supplementary blog posts and resources. This toolkit, created by Danica Savonick, promises to be an invaluable resource for those seeking to incorporate race and gender theory in the undergraduate classroom.
Find the toolkit here.
Timekeeping as feminist pedagogy
We’ve all been in meetings, classes, and conferences where we wished someone had prioritized time keeping. Danica Savonick’s brilliant breakdown of why prioritizing time keeping is a feminist practice has definitely hit a chord. It has over 10,000 page views--and counting! Inside Higher Ed just published her piece as an op-ed.
It’s been a busy year at HASTAC! We’ve produced a student-led collaborative publication, concluded our long running and highly successful DML Competition, fielded a fantastic range of diverse submissions for the HASTAC 2017 conference, and begun to facilitate our transition from Duke to our new institutional partner, ASU. In order to prepare for another busy academic year, we are scaling down our public-facing capacity this summer. Learn more about HASTAC summer plans here.
HAVE A GREAT SUMMER. THANKS TO EVERYONE FOR ANOTHER FANTASTIC YEAR AT HASTAC!