CDHI is pleased to host Dr. Roopika Risam as the first speaker in our Winter 2022 Visiting Speaker Series. Dr. Risam is Chair of Secondary and Higher Education and Associate Professor of Education and English, Salem State University and is a principle investigator of the Digital Ethnic Futures Consortium.
Dr. Risam’s talk is titled “Data Empires, Then and Now: Excavating Colonial Data Cultures.”
Abstract: In our contemporary moment, data is positioned as a new frontier for colonialism. This raises the question of whether a relationship between data and colonialism is, in fact, new. This talk proposes that colonial cultures are data cultures. It further considers the continuities between historical and contemporary uses of data for colonial projects and discusses the influence of colonial data cultures on our current work in digital humanities.
The event will be held virtually via zoom. Please register via this link.