Digital Projects I’ve Worked On

The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy

I serve on the Editorial Collective of the Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy (JITP). I am currently Co-editor of Reviews with Sarah Lozier-Laiola and am on the committees that stage completed articles for publication and maintain the journal’s website.

Assessing Multilingual Writing: A Design for Outcomes and Opportunity

I was a graduate researcher on a writing program assessment project (PI: Mya Poe) using holistic and trait scoring, survey data, and corpus analysis to develop an outcomes assessment method that’s more “linguistically-responsive” to multilingual students’ needs. This continues the work of the Multilingual Writers Research Project established by Chris Gallagher and Neal Lerner in 2009. Our team is currently making revisions on an accepted book chapter about the project.

Digital Humanities Quarterly and Biblio

DHQ Editor-in-chief and PI Julia Flanders and I secured a 2017 NEH Digital Humanities Advancement Grant to continue development of Biblio, a a centralized bibliographic resource for the journal. In addition to streamlining the process of encoding article bibliographies for DHQ’s editorial staff, this project will open up the archive of our open-access journal for citation analysis. The transcript of a “lightning talk” I delivered describing our goals for the grant is posted here. I’ve also posted some preliminary analysis that I performed in the spring of 2017 on aggregate data.

Thoreau Journal Drawings Project

I have collaborated with Northeastern University Professor of English Kathleen Coyne Kelly on a project that calls attention to the sketches in H.D. Thoreau’s journals; moreover, the project foregrounds the drawings as a primary mode with which Thoreau makes meaning in the text, and by which it can be read. We worked with several undergraduate students to prepare digitized versions of these drawings, and their associated metadata, for an initial upload to Northeastern’s Digital Repository Service. You can view a pilot website for the project here, which draws on some sample drawings. Our team published an article on the project in a 2020 issue of The Concord Saunterer: A Journal of Thoreau Studies.

Torn Apart / Separados

I have been a contributing team member to a “rapid response research” project that visualizes data about detention centers in order to intervene in the Trump administration’s “Zero Tolerance” policy. The first volume visualizes the footprint of US Immigration and Custom’s Enforcement (ICE) and represents a six-day collaboration of the initial project team, as well as their decisions decisions on how to ethically make use of the data for transformative learning and activism. The second volume, to which I very modestly contributed, follows the money that funds this infrastructure. The project has been featured in Wired magazine.