The HASTAC (Humanities, Arts, Science and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory) Scholars are hosting informal virtual get-togethers to workshop projects, exchange ideas, and build community. “Digital Fridays is an exciting platform where HASTAC Scholars and expert speakers come together to explore cutting-edge topics at the intersection of technology and the arts, humanities, and sciences.” The next gathering takes place November 17, 2023, at 3p Eastern / 1p Pacific / 8p UTC, and will include the following speakers:
Lisa Hernandez, Post Doctoral Researcher of Chicano and Latino Studies at University of Minnesota who works on Advancing Chicanx Digital Humanities.
Title: “This Bridge Called Cyberspace: Toward a Latinx Digital Public Plaza”
Lisa Justine Hernandez graduated with a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the University of Texas in Austin focusing on Chicana feminist digital voices in her dissertation, Chicana Feminist Voices: In Search of Chicana Lesbian Voices from Aztlán to Cyberspace. Her research analyzes Chicana digital online projects as creating bridges between Chicana identity and the multiple contexts and issues that intersect mestiza border feminism. She has developed Chicana digital archive projects since the 1990s. She is both a Chicana scholar, a former professor, and web programmer.
Rebecca Stuch, Ph.D. Student of Innovation in Global Development at Arizona State University.
Title: “Exploring National Identity in the Republic of Moldova through Digital Storytelling”
Rebecca Stuch is a second year Phd student at Arizona State University in the Innovation in Global Development program in The School for the Future of Innovation in Society (SFIS). She is the founder and former Board President of Austin Creative Reuse, a non-profit organization in Austin, Texas. She is a Returned Peace Corps volunteer (Republic of Moldova 2017-2019). She has held various leadership and/or Individual Contributor roles supporting Marketing, Communications, Strategic Services and/or Operations working with the University Design Institute, Whole Foods Market, Agilent Technologies, Nortel, North Carolina State University, and First Union Mortgage. She has a B.S. in Marketing and Spanish from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro, an MBA in IT Management and e-Commerce from North Carolina State University, and a Master’s in Global Technology and Development from Arizona State University.