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FORMER HASTAC SCHOLARS

2015 - 2016

Sam Carter is a PhD student in Romance Studies interested in the literature of the Southern Cone, sound studies, photography, and the digital humanities. His current work investigates the early reception of the phonograph in Latin America.

Madeleine Cichy

Abram Coetsee researches and teaches aesthetics, political confrontation, and public space within legacies of modernity from early 20th century art. He uses questions of cultural legibility, assimilation and its resistances, materialist force to analyze artistic and revolutionary acts under a broader horizon of expressive events. As a HASTAC scholar he focuses on technologies of art, community and resistance in contemporary urban space.

Ruth Mullett is a Ph.D. candidate in Medieval Studies. She is interested in how medieval literary history (and literary history more generally) can be seen to move through a conversation with the cultural past. Her dissertation project investigates how the late thirteenth-century collection of saints' lives known as the South English Legendary, understood within its paleographic and codicological situation, changed according to its social context over time.

Jonathan Reinhardt is a PhD candidate in the English department. He works on the concept of secrets, especially political secrecy and its knowledge-making infrastructure. His concentration is in Early Modern British literature.

Kristie Schlauraff is a PhD candidate in the English department whose work focuses on the intersection of sound and science in nineteenth-century British and American Gothic fiction. She is also interested in the role of technology in the classroom.

Mia Tootill is a Ph.D. candidate in Musicology who works on nineteenth-century French theatrical culture, media studies, and film. She is interested in different modes of data visualization and pedagogical collaborative digital projects.

Christine Yao is a PhD candidate in the English department who works on affect in relation to science and law in 19th century American literature. Her other interests include digital games and the use of technology in the classroom. She is the co-host of PhDivas, a podcast about academia, culture, and social justice across the STEM/humanities divide. 


2014 - 2015

Elizabeth Alexander is a first-year Ph.D. student in the Department of English Literature. Her interests include nineteenth century African American literature (narratives of enslavement), trauma studies, digital humanities, and video games.

Anaar Desai-Stephens is a Ph.D. candidate in Ethno/Musicology. Her research focuses on embodiment and subjectivity, new media, and musical performance, and she is actively exploring critical pedagogies in the classroom.

Travis Duprey is a second-year MFA candidate in poetry. His research interests include contemporary lyric poetry, digital and process-based poetics, the materiality (and the pre-inscription) of texts and surfaces, and poetics as critical exegesis. His current work seeks to prove by example the potential for web-based writing (and reading) technology to represent previously impossible modes of critical methodology and poetic articulation.

Liza Flum is a candidate in the MFA program in poetry. She is interested in the ways digital platforms can increase access to arts education.

Diana Garvin is a Ph.D. candidate in Romance Studies.  Her work in cultural history uses food as a lens to examine gender, politics, and power in Fascist Italy and Italian East Africa.  For her HASTAC project, Diana will investigate how to scale museum technology for use by independent historians.

Bernadette Guthrie is a PhD candidate in the English department whose work focuses on Romantic and Victorian poetry and poetics. She is interested in how conceptualizing texts as "data" transforms our understanding of the nature of literary knowledge.

Nancy Quintanilla is a PhD candidate in the English department. Her interests include U.S. Latino/a literature and cultural production, Diaspora theory, and the relationship between archives and narratives of resistance.

Mia Tootill is a Ph.D. candidate in Musicology whose interests include nineteenth-century French theatrical culture, media studies, and film. She is also interested in pedagogical collaborative digital projects.

Elizabeth Wijaya s a Ph.D. student in the Comparative Literature Department who is interested in film, digital media and critical theory. She co-runs E&W Films, a film development company (http://ewfilms.com.sg/). 

Christine Yao is a PhD candidate in the English department. She works on affect in relation to science and law in 19th century American literature. Her other interests include digital games and the use of technology in the classroom.

 

2013 - 2014

Constanza Armes Cruz

Pauline Goul is a PhD candidate in the Romance Studies department; her interests include but are not limited to the digital humanities, self-fashioning in the social networks, artificial intelligence and the use of technology in the classroom.

Ozum Hatipoglu is a Ph.D candidate in the Department of Performing and Media Arts. She is interested in the role of theatricality in philosophy and the architectonics of philosophy.

Emily Oliver is a first year poetry MFA candidate. She co-runs knoxwritershouse.com, a digital audio archival map of contemporary American writing. Her work is interested in our estrangement from the physical environment. 

Holiday Powers is interested in internet-based artistic structures and how this changes theories of public engagement in art. She is also interested in the roles and possibilities of technology within the classroom.

Aaron Rosenberg is a Ph.D. candidate in the English Department whose interests include Victorian and twentieth century literature, science and technology, and the relationship between language of the event and the everyday.

Dexter Thomas, Jr. is a PhD candidate in East Asian Studies, and studies the Japanese hip-hop scene, and also occasionally disco and videogames.

Elizabeth Wijaya is a Ph.D. student in the Comparative Literature Department who is interested in film, digital media and critical theory.

Lua Wilkinson is a PhD student in Nutrition and is interested in using digital social networks in the promotion of maternal and child nutrition globally.

 

2012-2013

Alex Black is a doctoral candidate in English whose interests include performance and media studies and digital pedagogy.

Ryan Dirks is a PhD student in the Department whose interests include technology in the classroom and digital humanities, especially digital scholarship and archives of the 18th and 19th centuries.

Pauline Goul is a PhD candidate in the Romance Studies department; her interests include but are not limited to the digital humanities, self-fashioning in the social networks, artificial intelligence and the use of technology in the classroom.

Ozum Hatipoglu is a Ph.D candidate in the Department of Performing and Media Arts. She is interested in the role of theatricality in philosophy and the architectonics of philosophy.

Mystyc Metrik is currently in her third year at Cornell Law School.  She is interested primarily in the use of blogs as a scholarly tool, because she is one of the first full-time bloggers for Cornell's Journal of Law and Public Policy.  As a founding member of the Law Meets Student Advisory Board, she is also interested in the use of online fora to foster awareness of transactional lawyering, which is under-emphasized in law school."

Emily Oliver is a first year poetry MFA candidate. She co-runs knoxwritershouse.com, a digital audio archival map of contemporary American writing. Her work is interested in our estrangement from the physical environment. 

Holiday Powers is interested in internet-based artistic structures and how this changes theories of public engagement in art. She is also interested in the roles and possibilities of technology within the classroom.

Aaron Rosenberg is a Ph.D. candidate in the English Department whose interests include Victorian and twentieth century literature, science and technology, and the relationship between language of the event and the everyday.

Dexter Thomas, Jr. is a PhD candidate in East Asian Studies, and studies the Japanese hip-hop scene, and also occasionally disco and videogames.

Elizabeth Wijaya is a Ph.D. student in the Comparative Literature Department who is interested in film, digital media and critical theory.

Lua Wilkinson is a PhD student in Nutrition and is interested in using digital social networks in the promotion of maternal and child nutrition globally.


2011-2012

Danielle Haque is a PhD candidate in the English Department and is
interested in the digital humanities and the use of technology in the
classroom.

Melinda Lim is a fourth year undergraduate in the department of Computer Science whose interests include natural language processing, artificial intelligence, cognitive science, and user experience design.

Karin Patzke is a doctoral candidate in Information Science whose
current research is focused on the social and legal implications of
digitizing biological material.

Seth Perlow is a doctoral candidate in English whose interests include digital poetics, human-computer interfaces, electronics assembly, and e-literature.

Jonathan Senchyne, whose interests in the digital humanities stem from present attempts to rethink paper (journals and books printed on paper, scholarly presentations, i.e. "to give a paper," etc.) and also uses of new media for publicly-engaged scholarship.


2010-2011

Alyssa Clutterbuck, a master's student in Africana Studies whose work examines the speculative potential, queerness, and presentations of violence in Afrofuturist aesthetics, particularly from Black women's perspectives.

Nicholas Knouf, a doctoral candidate in Information Science, whose practice involves the development of tactical media such as the use of mobile phones in political activism.

Claudia Costa Pederson, a doctoral candidate in History of Art and Visual Studies, whose dissertation investigates the role of digital games in countercultural and interventionist practices.

Seth Perlow, a doctoral candidate in English, with interests in the cultural impact of handheld computing devices.

Karin Patzke, a doctoral candidate in Information Science, whose current research is focused on understanding biological digital repositories with the intent of determining the underlying factors or collecting and digitizing genetic information for public health.

Celeste Pietrusza, a post-baccaleaureate student whose interests include psychoanalysis and the human body, affective neuroscience and the humanities, and the use of technology in psychotherapy.

Jonathan Senchyne, whose interests in the digital humanities stem from present attempts to rethink paper (journals and books printed on paper, scholarly presentations, i.e. "to give a paper," etc.) and also uses of new media for publicly-engaged scholarship.

Zac Zimmer, a doctoral candidate in Romance Studies, whose research interests include Latin American literature, technologies of authorship, and the relationship between aesthetics and politics.


2009-2010

Richard Guy, a doctoral candidate in History of Architecture, with experience in interactive museum design.

Nicholas Knouf, a doctoral candidate in Information Science, whose practice involves the development of tactical media such as the use of mobile phones in political activism.

Claudia Costa Pederson, a doctoral candidate in History of Art and Visual Studies, whose dissertation investigates the role of digital games in countercultural and interventionist practices.

Seth Perlow, a doctoral candidate in English, with interests in the cultural impact of handheld computing devices.

Ryan Platt, a doctoral candidate in Theatre Arts, whose dissertation investigates the interface of new media in contemporary theatre, dance, and performance art.


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008-2009

Madeleine Casad, a doctoral candidate in Comparative Literature at Cornell University and assistant curator of the Rose Goldsen Archive of New Media Art.

Nicholas Knouf, a doctoral candidate in Information Science, whose practice involves the development of tactical media such as the use of mobile phones in political activism.

Stefanie Hirsch, a dual BA & BFA student in Art History and Fine Arts, whose interests include installation and media-based contemporary art.

Claudia Costa Pederson, a doctoral candidate in History of Art and Visual Studies, whose dissertation investigates the role of digital games in countercultural and interventionist practices.

Ryan Platt, a doctoral candidate in Theatre Arts, whose dissertation investigates the interface of new media in contemporary theatre, dance, and performance art.

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