This panel showcases exciting new work in Digital and Public Humanities in the U.S., bridging historical and archival methods, geography and digital mapping, and community-based archiving and storytelling. The scholar/activists and projects featured here creatively reimagine and challenge the borders between public and private, research and activism, analog and digital methods.

Moderated by Marisa Hicks-Alcaraz (Cultural Studies, CGU).

Thinh Nguyen, “Times I Whisper May You Rest In Peace,” 2020, Found white board, marker, 36×48 inches. Image courtesy of the artist. © Thinh Nguyen. CGU MFA.


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Mishuana Goeman

Tonawanda Band of Seneca. UCLA Professor of Gender Studies, American Indian Studies, and affiliated faculty of Critical Race Studies in the Law School. Co-PI of Mapping Indigenous LA and Carrying Our Ancestors Home.

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Jack Gieseking

Assistant Professor of Geography at University of Kentucky whose projects include An Everyday Queer New York and Trans Tumblr. Author of A Queer New York: Geographies of Lesbians, Dykes,and Queers, 1983-2008 (NYU Press, 2020).

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Justin D. Williams

Project Archivist and Manager, South Side Home Movie Project
University of Chicago
Cinema and Media Studies Department & Arts + Public Life Initiative of UChicago Arts

Claremont Graduate University occupies unceded Indigenous land. The Cultural Studies Department acknowledges the Gabrieleno/Tongva peoples as the ancestral caretakers of this land (Torojoatngna), and we pay our respects to Honuukvetam (ancestors), ‘Ahiihirom (elders), and ‘Eyoohiinkem (our relatives/relations) past, present, and emerging.