5CollDH Series: Roopika Risam



Is a Critical Digital Humanities Possible?

Lessons from Postcolonial Digital Humanities

Roopika Risam is an Assistant Professor of English and Secondary Education English Undergraduate Coordinator at Salem State University. Her research examines intersections between postcolonial, African American, and US ethnic studies, and the role of digital humanities in mediating between them. Her digital scholarship includes The Harlem Shadows Project, on producing usable critical editions of public domain texts; Postcolonial Digital Humanities, an online community dedicated to global explorations of race, class, gender, sexuality, and disability within cultures of technology; and EdConteXts, an international network of educators.

Risam is currently working on a project on postcolonial and global themes in W.E.B. Du Bois's writing. Additionally, she is the co-founder of Postcolonial Digital Humanities. Risam has a Ph.D. in English from Emory University.

Production Date: 
Thursday, February 19, 2015

5CollDH Lecture Series

Each year the Five College Digital Humanities Lecture Series brings scholars and artists to the Five COlleges to share cutting-edge research on the intersections of digital technologies and the humanities. These talks, which are free and open to the Five College community, are and opportunity for faculty, staff, and students alike to come together and hear from some of the most influential voices working in the digital humanities today.

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