Sam Boland, Mellon Post-Baccalaureate Fellow
A 2013 graduate of Occidental College with a major in Cognitive Science, Sam joined the CDLR as a Post-Baccalaureate Fellow after graduation. He is now assisting with the rollout of the Global Crossroads system, technology, and digital learning programs at the college.
Daniel Chamberlain, PhD., Director
As the Director of the Center for Digital Learning and Research at Occidental College, Daniel Chamberlain teaches courses on emergent media and leads efforts to advance digital scholarship across disciplines at the College. In addition to his own teaching and research, Daniel works with faculty to explore new ways of teaching with media technologies in and out of the classroom, to consider how their research and publication strategies might benefit from networked collaboration and open access platforms, and to partner with colleagues and projects at other institutions. Prior to directing the center, Daniel held a Council on Library and Information Resources Postdoctoral Fellowship focused on transformational issues related to the Digital Humanities and Digital Scholarship. These efforts are an extension of work Daniel began as a doctoral student at the University of Southern California, where he participated in the launch of USC’s Center for Transformative Scholarship and served as a HASTAC scholar dedicated to making connections between local and global technology research efforts. Daniel’s research on emergent media technologies and new urban spaces explores the correspondences between these phenomena at the level of their cultural and economic emphases on personalization, mobility, and interactivity. Daniel has contributed chapters to the Flow Anthology from Routledge and the Television as Digital Media collection from Duke, and completed a dissertation entitled Emergent Media Technologies and the Production of New Urban Spaces. Daniel holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in Critical Studies from the University of Southern California and a B.A. in Economics from the University of Michigan.
Chris Gilman, Instructional Designer and Information Visualization Specialist
Chris holds a PhD in Slavic languages and literatures and a BA in Russian studies. In addition to his scholarly endeavors, Gilman has worked for over a decade at the forefront of a nationwide movement to integrate new media technologies and media arts into scholarly endeavor, both in K12 and post-secondary education., Gilman will be instrumental in working with faculty fellows, designing digital liberal arts labs, developing the digital scholarship peer mentorship program, and structuring student engagement with emergent media technologies.
Sue Tyson, Ph.D., Mellon Digital Scholarship Fellow
Sue completed her Ph.D. in German Literature at the University of Wisconsin-Madison; her dissertation explored the changing discourse of technology in the literary-cultural journal in Germany from 1890-1910. She also holds an M.A. in English; an MLIS; and post-MLIS Certificates in Archival Studies (from UCLA) and in Digital Collections Management (from the University of Arizona). Current interests include bringing archival and Special Collections materials out of the vaults and into the forefront of the study of culture and history via digital media and virtual research environments, virtual and physical exhibition, and programming; exploring innovative ways to study and work with primary source materials; digital humanities; visual culture; the politics of curation and exhibition; history of the book; and food justice. Sue has worked as a project archivist at UCLA as well as for private collectors. She also worked as an archivist and librarian at the University of Southern California.
Previous Postdoctoral Fellows
Adrianne Wadewitz, Ph.D.
Adrianne served as a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow with the CDLR from 2012-2014. Adrianne passed away in a climbing accident in April of 2014, and has been lovingly remembered on a number of sites associated with her professional networks and wikipedia. Prior to joining the CDLR, Adrianne completed her Ph.D. in English at Indiana University. She is interested in using data mining tools to chart the language of sensibility during the 18th century, particularly its appearance in children's literature. Her dissertation explored the tensions between the discourse of sensibility and the emergence of the modern self in 18th-century children's literature. In addition to her doctoral work, Adrianne has been hired as an educational consultant by the Wikimedia Foundation, been honored as a HASTAC scholar, and taught classes on virtual worlds, children's literature, and the digital humanities. Her most recent article, on teaching with Wikipedia, appeared in Hacking the Academy (University of Michigan Press, 2011).
Wendy Hsu, Ph.D.
Wendy was a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow with the CDLR from 2011-2013. She currently holds a fellowship with the ACLS Public Fellows program, serving as Arts Manager, Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs. Prior to joining the CDLR, Wendy completed a Ph.D. in the Critical and Comparative Studies program in the McIntire Department of Music at the University of Virginia. Her research deploys the methods of ethnomusicology and digital humanities to explore the complex interrelationships between popular music and geography in transnational contexts. Her dissertation, an ethnography of Asian American independent rock musicians, interrogates the ethnic, racial, and geographical boundaries of “Asian America” in the post-9/11 United States. She implemented methods of digital fieldwork to map the social networks of the musicians in her dissertation research. She has articles forthcoming in Popular Music from Cambridge and in Asian Journal of Communication from Routledge. In addition to her doctoral work at UVA, Wendy was honored as a HASTAC Scholar, served as a fellow at UVA's Scholars' Lab, and has taught courses on popular music, transnationalism, and digital music-cultures. She also plays with the vintage Asian garage pop revivalist band Dzian!.
Suzanne Scott, Ph.D.
Suzanne served as a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow with the CDLR from 2011-2013. She is currently an assistant professor at Arizona State University, in the English Department's Film and Media Studies program. Prior to joining the CDLR, Suzanne completed her Ph.D. at the University of Southern California, while simultaneously serving for the past two years as a lecturer in the Film + Digital Media Program at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Her research builds on intersections in fan studies, cultural studies, and theories of new media. Her dissertation, titled "Revenge of the Fanboy: Convergence Culture and the Politics of Incorporation," offers a timely survey of the politics of participation within convergence culture as it makes an intervention into the utopianism that has characterized fan studies and, more recently, studies of new technologies and convergence culture. In addition to her doctoral work at USC, Suzanne has served as an editor of the open-access, peer-reviewed online journal Transformative Works and Cultures, has been honored as a HASTAC Scholar, and has taught courses on such subjects as Transmedia Storytelling, Fandom and Geek Culture, and an Introduction to Video Game Studies.
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