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About Me

I am a digital scholar, a public humanities practitioner, and public historian. I’m currently the Judaica Digital Humanities Project Coordinator for Penn Libraries and assist with Contingent Magazine.

Education

2018
Brown University
MA, Public Humanities •
2016
University of Massachusetts Amherst
BA, History; BA, Digital Humanities • magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

University Employment

2019–Present
Judaica Digital Humanities Coordinator
Penn Libraries.
2018–2019
Researcher and Collaborator, Mapping Violence
Brown University, Department of American Studies.
2017
Teaching Assistant
Brown University, School of Professional Studies.
2016-2017
Digital Projects Assistant
Brown University, Department of American Studies.

Public Humanities Employment

2019–Present
Web Manager
Contingent Magazine
2018
Exhibition Researcher
New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
2018
Humanities Scholar
New Bedford Ballet Foundation
2018
Digital Humanities Fellow
Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate
2016
Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
Evaluation Assistant
2016–2018
Park Ambassador (Volunteer)
New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park
2016
Collections and Curation Management Intern
Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate
2015
Visitor Services Intern
Rhode Island Historical Society

Publications

Journals
“Scribes, Scholars, and Scripts: Reviewing Data from Scribes of the Cairo Geniza
(forthcoming) • Manuscript Studies: a Journal of Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies
Web
“Who are the #GenizaScribes: 2019-2020 Community Survey Report”
February 2020 • Penn Libraries, University of Pennsylvania
“Biographical Sketch of Helen Emerson”
January 2020 • Biographical Database of NAWSA Suffragists, 1890-1920
“Scribes of the Cairo Geniza: Reviewing Sorting Phase Data”
April 2019 • Penn Libraries, University of Pennsylvania
Datasets
“Union List of Nineteenth-Century Jewish Serials Published in the United States”
January 2020 • Penn Libraries, University of Pennsylvania
“Dataset: Scribes of the Cairo Geniza, Sorting Phase, August 2017 - February 2019”
January 2020 • Penn Libraries, University of Pennsylvania
“Dataset for Judaica Americana: A Bibliography of Publications to 1900”
October 2019 • Penn Libraries, University of Pennsylvania

Conferences

Conference Talks
“Digital Public Humanities for Historians”
Nov. 2018 • American Studies Association • Atlanta, Georgia,
“#Resistance: Rogue Government Twitter and Digital Political Activism”
Oct. 2017 • Society for Comparative Literature and the Arts • Baltimore, Maryland,
“Courage, Perseverance, and Trust: The Manjiro Story”
May 2018 • UMass Graduate History Association • Amherst, Massachusetts,
“Charity as Coercion: The Ladies’ Branch of the New Bedford Port Society, 1833-1880”
April 2016 • University of Massachusetts Amherst • Amherst, Massachusetts, Massachusetts Undergraduate Research Conference
Roundtables & Panels
“Digital Projects in Jewish Studies”
July 2020 • Association of Jewish Libraries • Virtual, Panel, AJL2020
“Scribes, Scholars, & Scripts: Creating a Digital Humanities Community Through Crowdsourcing”
July 2020 • Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations • Ottawa, Ontario//Virtual, Panel, DH2020
“Interpreting Jewish History in Museums and Public History Settings”
March 2020 • National Council for Public History • Atlanta, Georgia//Virtual, Twitter Chat, NCPH 2020
“Cultivating Community with the Cairo Geniza”
Nov. 2019 • Museum Computer Network • San Diego, California, Lightning Talk, MCN 2019
“Mapping Segregated Histories: Digital Research and Visualizations for the Public”
Nov. 2018 • American Studies Association • Atlanta, Georgia, Roundtable, ASA2018
“Cataloging History: Revisualizing the 1853 New York Crystal Palace”
June 2018 • Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations • Mexico City, Mexico, Poster, DH2018
“Public Humanities: Mapping Violence”
May 2018 • Brown University, Department of American Studies • Providence, Rhode Island, Poster, Brown University American Studies Graduate Student Conference
“Mapping Violence”
January 2018 • Northeastern University School of Law • Boston, Massachusetts, Workshop Presentation, The Digital Red Record: The Promises and Perils of Digitally Documenting Historic Racial Violence
“Building a Feminist Future: On (Digital) Pedagogical Praxis”
November 2017 • HASTAC • Orlando, Florida, Panel, HASTAC 2017
“Meeting in the Middle: Community Engagement in a Digital World”
April 2017 • National Council for Public History • Indianapolis, Indiana, Working Group, NCPH 2017

Workshops Led

Omeka Orientation: How to Use This Web Publishing Platform
University of Pennsylvania Libraries. September 2020.
Data Wrangling with Google Sheets
University of Pennsylvania Libraries . July 2020.

Projects

Digital Projects
Kislak COVID-19 ResourcesCollaborator. 2019-Present.
Sabato Morais Digital RepositoryProject Manager/Developer. 2020-Present.
Judaica AmericanaProject Manager/Developer. 2019-Present.
Scribes of the Cairo GenizaProject Manager. 2019-Present.
Contingent MagazineSite Designer. 2018-Present.
Mapping ViolenceResearcher & Collaborator. 2017-2018.
Visualizing the Crystal PalacePI with Steven Lubar, Steffani Gomez, Brian Croxall, Patrick Rashleigh. 2017–18.
Inside the Lost MuseumPI with Steven Lubar. 2016.

Exhibitions

Exhibitions
Wheelhouse Technology from Sounding Leads to SatellitesResearcher. 2019.
Over the past century, new technologies have allowed New Bedford’s fleet to arrive on the grounds faster, fish safer, and communicate more easily. But at what cost? This exhibit considers the evolution and impact of technological change on the industry, the community, and the fish. In addition to considering the science behind devices such as EPIRB, SONAR, and LORAN, the exhibit and programs will consider topics such as Technology & Privacy, Dependence on Technology, and Technology & Sustainability..
2018 U.S. Senate Election MapTechnical Lead. 2018.
This technology-driven projected display immersed visitors in the 2018 U.S. Senate Elections, where at total of 35 seats are up for election. Of the 35 seats up for election, 23 are held by Democrats, 8 by Republicans, and 2 by Independents. Projected onto the institute’s exhibit hall walls and available on tablets, visitors explore the races allowing the candidates and races in each of the 33 states, and learned about how the balance of power shifts between political parties each election..
Senate Staff OfficeTechnical Lead. 2018.
The Senate Staff Office exhibit features the exemplary work of Senator Kennedy’s staff, and what is involved in working in a United States Senator’s office. Through a mixture of hands-on activities, video features, and office artifacts, visitors have the opportunity to hear firsthand stories from Senator Edward M. Kennedy’s staff and take on the role of those assigned with completing daily Senate office responsibilities. The interactive exhibit highlights some of the key roles in the Washington, D.C. office and the home state office, including the jobs of scheduler, chief of staff, legislative assistant, and press secretary..

Awards + Grants

MCN Scholar
For Museum Computer Network Annual Conference 2019
Humanities Intensive Learning and Teaching (HILT) Graduate Student Scholarship
For attendance at the HILT Institute at University of Pennsylvania 2017
New England Museums Association Professional Development Award
For attendance at the NEMA 2016 conference 2016
HASTAC Scholars Fellow
The HASTAC Scholars program is a collective of graduate and undergraduate students who are engaged with innovative projects and research at the intersection of digital media & learning, 21st century education, the digital humanities, and technology in the arts, humanities and sciences 2016-2018

Membership & Service

Membership
MemberMuseum Computer Network. 2019-Present.
MemberAssociation for Computers and the Humanities. 2018-Present.
MemberFembot Collective. 2017-Present.
MemberNational Council for Public History. 2016-Present.
Service
Organizing Committee Member, KeystoneDH 2020 (postponed due to COVID-19)Keystone DH. 2019–20.
Programming and Scholarship Committee Member, ACH 2019Association for Computers and the Humanities. 2018–19.
Board MemberSomerset Cultural Council. 2016-2018.

Skills & Training

Skills
LanguagesSpanish (conversational).
Computer-Adjacent LanguagesHTML, CSS, Jekyll + Liquid templating (reading), Python (reading), Swift (reading).
Social MediaTwitter, Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, HootSuite, TweetDeck.
Content ManagementWordPress, Drupal, Wikia, Omeka.
Jack of All TradesTableau Public, Garageband, iMovie, Adobe Audition, Audacity, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator.
Trainings
Jekyll Working GroupUniversity of Pennsylvania Libraries. 2019-Present.
Python for Humanists Working GroupUniversity of Pennsylvania Libraries. 2019-Present.
Python for HumanistsHILT (Humanities Intensive Learning & Training). June 2018.
Introduction to Data Analysis in R for #MusetechRsMuseum Computer Network. November 2019.
Experimental Sound Design for Podcasting and VideoAS220 Media Lab. November 2018.