Authors June 2nd, 2017jeffrey
Marisa ParhamProfessor of English, Amherst College
Marisa Parham is Professor of English at Amherst College, and also directs the Five College Digital Humanities Initiative, which focuses both on helping artists and scholars to integrate technology into humanities scholarship and creative work, and also to bring those disciplines to influence technological growth and spread.
Her current teaching and research projects focus on texts that problematize assumptions about time, space, and bodily materiality, particularly as such terms share a history of increasing complexity in texts produced by African Americans. She holds a PhD in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University, and is the author of Haunting and Displacement in African-American Literature and Culture, as well as The African-American Student’s Guide to College. She formerly served on the Board of Directors for the Amherst Cinema Arts Center, and in 2005 was a fellow at the W.E.B. Du Bois Research Institute at Harvard University, and in 2014 a Huntington Library fellow.
Jeffrey MoroPost-Baccalaureate Resident, Five College Digital Humanities
Jeffrey Moro is a researcher and artist with Five College Digital Humanities, a Mellon-funded program in the Five College Consortium of Western Massachusetts. He wears many different hats at 5CollDH, including running a fellowship and microgrant program, consulting on and assisting with grant-funded projects, managing a speaker series, teaching classes and workshops, and creating digital resources. In his research, he works on electronic literature, interactive and games, software studies, and the history of media forms and technologies. Current projects include E.LIT / NET.ART, The Recirculator, and The_Critical_Is, which was a recipient of a microgrant from the Association for Computers and the Humanities. He holds a BA in English and Theater & Dance from Amherst College.