Digital Praxis and Publicly Engaged Scholarship
Publicly engaged, multimedia scholarship is by nature collaborative and generates a diverse array of products. Here are several projects to which I have contributed recently:
Women Who Rock: Making Scenes, Building Communities
Women Who Rock brings together scholars, musicians, media-makers, performers, artists, and activists to explore the role of women and popular music in the creation of cultural scenes and social justice movements in the Americas and beyond. This multifaceted endeavor reshapes conventional understandings of music and cultural production by initiating collective methods of research, teaching, and community and scholarly collaboration. We encompass several interwoven components: an annual participant-driven, community engagement conference and film festival; project-based coursework at the graduate and undergraduate levels; and an oral history archive that ties the various components together.
The Women Who Rock Digital Oral History Archive fosters the development of participant-driven scholarship, on-line exhibits, curriculum, and media production. This collection will expand as we continue to conduct more oral histories, generate more programming, and create new media and scholarship in coming years.
Please go to womenwhorockcommunity.org for more information about current events.
Digital Archive Project Credits
Michelle Habell-Pallán and Sonnet Retman
Curatorial and Content Production Team:
Michelle Habell-Pallán, Sonnet Retman, Monica De La Torre, and Angelica Macklin
with design and content contribution from Carrie Lanza, Kim Carter Muñoz, and Nicole Robert
UW Libraries Digital Initiatives Team:
Ann Lally, Anne Graham, Angela Rosette-Tavares, and Rinna Rem
Our Lady Who Rocks Logo by Angelina Villalobos (Angel 179)
Socially Conscious Design in the Information Age:The Practice of an Architecture for Humanity (2011)
is a chapter David Smolker and I co-wrote regarding the use of participatory digital media in AFH’s work. In The Paradox of Urban Space: Inequality and Transformation in Marginalized Communities. Edited by Sharon E. Sutton and Susan P. Kemp. New York: Palgrave MacMillan.
American Sabor: Latinos in U.S. Popular Music
Following the completion of my certificate in filmmaking in 2007, I was selected to be a Women in Film, Seattle Intern at Experience Music Project where I assisted filmmaker, Virgina Bogert in producing several films as well as the online educational program for American Sabor: Latinos in U.S. Popular Music, a museum exhibit co-curated by University of Washington faculty that has since visited the Smithsonian and toured many cities across the country.
Principal Investigators: Marisol Berríos-Miranda, Michelle Habell-Pallán, and Shannon Dudley, University of Washington, Ethnomusicology and Gender Women & Sexuality Studies
Curatorial Department, Experience Music Project, Seattle
Digital Humanities Training:
- 2012 Simpson Center for the Humanities, Digital Humanities Summer Institute on Digital Pedagogy, University of Victoria, BC.
- 2012 Center for Digital Storytelling/Indigenous Wellness Research Institute, University of Washington, Seattle.
- 2011 Mellon Foundation Fellowship, The Humanities and Technology Camp- Pacific Northwest, University of Washington, Bothell.
- 2011- 2012 HASTAC Scholar Fellowship, Feminist Digital Praxis Collective (FDPC),
University of Washington Simpson Center for the Humanities. Developed a theoretical model for FDPC.
- 2011 Digital Research Summer Institute Fellowship, taught by Jentery Sayers, Ph.D., University of Washington Simpson Center for the Humanities. Developed a course proposal for the School of Social Work to develop a digital archive for social work history.
- 2009- American Music Partnership of Seattle Internship, UW Simpson Center for
2010 the Humanities focusing on the creation of a digital archives for the Seattle Fandango Project.
Many thanks to University of Washington Simpson Center for the Humanities for so many opportunities for innovative training in collaborative, multi-media public scholarship.