Steering Committee

The Critical Digital Humanities Initiative’s governance structure includes a Steering Committee which provides support, guidance, and oversight for the CDHI programs, initiatives, and financial decisions. Through deliberation, brainstorming, planning, and high-level decision making, the Steering Committee will guide CDHI activities to achieve its goals. The Steering Committee meets three times annually and is comprised of 15 members from both the University of Toronto (faculty, librarians, and one postdoctoral fellow, from across the tri-campus) and from community partner organizations which are collaborating with U of T researchers.

For 2021–2022, the Steering Committee includes:

Nasma Ahmed, Director, Digital Justice Lab (Toronto, ON).

Kristen Bos, Assistant Professor, Historical Studies Department (UTM) and Women and Gender Studies Institute; Co-Director of the Technoscience Research Unit

Beth Coleman, Associate Professor of Data & Cities at the Institute of Communication, Culture, Information and Technology (UTM) and Faculty of Information (iSchool)

Miriam Fernandes, Associate Artistic Director of Why Not Theatre (Toronto, ON)

Marcel Fortin, Head of Map and Data Library; Interim Special Advisor on Research Data Management, Data Sciences, and Digital Research, University of Toronto Libraries (UTL)

James Ginther, Sisters of St Joseph of Toronto Chair in Theology, University of St. Michael’s College

Linda Hazzan, Director of Communications, Programming, and Customer Engagement, Toronto Public Library

Patrick Keilty, Associate Professor in the Faculty of Information and Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies (UTSG); Archives Director of the Sexual Representation Collection, University of Toronto

Pamela Klassen, Professor, Department of Religion and Anthropology (UTSG)

Sian Meikle, Associate Chief Librarian for Digital Strategies and Technology (UTSG)

Jasmine Rault, Assistant Professor, Department of Arts, Culture and Media (UTSC) and Faculty of Information

Bhavani Raman, Associate Professor, Department of Historical and Cultural Studies, UTSC

Kirsta Stapelfeldt, Digital Scholarship Unit Coordinator (UTSC)

Elisa Tersigni, JHI Digital Humanities Postdoctoral Fellow

Jennifer Wemigwans, Assistant Professor, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (UTSG)

Chris Young, Coordinator, Digital Scholarship (UTM)