I am a digital scholar, a public human[ities] practitioner, and a public historian.
I believe that using new media in museums can bridge communities, ignite excitement, and reinvent cultural spaces for the 21st century.
As a second-year MA student in Public Humanities at Brown University, I study community engagement and digital projects in cultural institutions. I also have a penchant for rethinking pedagogy, research, and academia in the digital age. Blending modern technology and a fascination with the history, I’m interested in exploring how historical scholarship can be reinterpreted by and for publics on the internet. I plan to use the methods of the historical and digital disciplines to build powerful, relevant narratives across mediums to inspire new audiences about the past.
- Serving as the Digital Humanities Fellow at Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate
- Working as a researcher and collaborator on Mapping Violence, a Refusing to Forget project
- Blogging about digital public humanities for HASTAC
- Tweeting about digital humanities, museums, and pop culture at @sheishistoric