In an effort to make digital liberal arts more accessible, Sarah will also be holding open office hours at the Wilson Cafe located in the Davis Family Library. You don’t need an appointment nor do you necessarily need to have a digital project in mind for open office hours. Just drop in and ask her about a tool, a reading, or even what digital liberal arts exactly is. Fall office hours: Fridays, 1:30-3.
Sarah joins Middlebury from Northeastern University where she recently earned her doctorate in English literature. Her dissertation examined the concept of “racelessness” in twentieth century American women’s literature. Her next project uses digital tools to visualize and map racelessness across literary settings. At Northeastern, she worked for the Digital Scholarship Group and the NULab for Texts, Maps, and Networks. Sarah has particular expertise in digital exhibits and archives, but is available to consult on a wide variety of digital tools and projects.
What Sarah’s Reading:
Race After Technology: Abolitionist Tools for the New Jim Code (2019) by Ruha Benjamin
“Race After Technology is essential reading, decoding as it does the ever-expanding and morphing technologies that have infiltrated our everyday lives and our most powerful institutions. These digital tools predictably replicate and deepen racial hierarchies — all too often strengthening rather than undermining pervasive systems of racial and social control.”
— Michelle Alexander, Union Theological Seminary, author of The New Jim Crow