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Amanda Phillips

Amanda Phillips is an Assistant Professor of English and Film and Media Studies at Georgetown University

Stitched text that reads #transformDH, with an LED shining through the O. Logo/stitching: Melissa Rogers Photo: Reed Bonnet

Digital Humanities Futures: #transformDH, #2015ASA, #QGCon, Pt. 2

The yacking at THATCamp #transformDH, however, was centered around hacking the technologies of academia: institutional hierarchies, funding applications, underequipped classrooms, peer review, and more. These might not immediately be recognizable as “technologies” in the THATCamp sense, but the skills necessary to master them are elusive, particularly for the underrepresented groups of people who are drawn to the #transformDH community. These sessions more than “mere” conversations about how the structures of academia frustrate social justice work in academia: they are training and strategy sessions for how to use the resources available to us to do the work that is necessary for meaningful transformation.

Guest Lecture at Whittier College

This talk is associated with the “Numb3rs in Lett3rs & Fi1ms” undergraduate course taught by Professors Mark Kozek (Mathematics) and Rafael ChabrĂ¡n (Spanish), and is open to the Whittier campus. I’ll be discussing how femininity warps the digitization of subjectivity because of the all the cultural baggage people bring when they invoke it.

GameCamp! by ModLab

Just wanted to give a quick update about a project I have launched in conjunction with Josef Nguyen, Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of English at UC Davis. Last Thursday, we hosted the first of a series of workshops called GameCamp! by ModLab, a year-long game design camp for students, faculty, and staff at UC Davis. We’ve designed the workshops to accommodate those who have little to no programming experience, in the hopes that it will encourage people new to video games to try their hand. In May, we will… Read more GameCamp! by ModLab

#FemTechNet Ethnic Studies Committee: Recommended Panels for #2014ASA

#2014ASA is almost upon us, and I’m incredibly excited by the breadth of scholarship ahead of us this weekend. I’ve been tasked with pulling together a set of recommended panels for the FemTechNet Ethnic Studies Committee. This is coming a bit late, but see the schedule below. Hope to see you all in Los Angeles – and if not, watch the #2014ASA hashtag for realtime conference Tweeting. #2014ASA is almost upon us, and I’m incredibly excited by the breadth of scholarship ahead of us this weekend. I’ve been tasked with… Read more #FemTechNet Ethnic Studies Committee: Recommended Panels for #2014ASA