GC Digital Fellows

The GC Digital Fellows support a variety of digital projects and help implement a strategic vision for public digital scholarship at the Graduate Center. They work with faculty members on digital scholarly projects, design websites for special initiatives, receive skills training workshops, and, more broadly, explore new ways for Graduate Center faculty, students, and staff to share their academic work through new technological platforms and social media tools. Their reflections on this process can be found on their blog, Tagging the Tower.


Erin Glass is a doctoral student in English.  She is interested in the way science and literature continually borrow from, impose upon and subtly influence one another.  After receiving a B.A. in English from UCLA, she worked as the online arts editor at The San Diego Union-Tribune.  She’s written stories and produced multimedia content on a diverse array of topics such as medical ethics, hitchhikers, healthcare, burrito wars and the lore and chemistry of certain illegal beverages.  Wanting a change of pace, she ditched the high-tech media world for off-the-grid living in upstate New York where she worked as goat farmer, artisan cheese maker and organic vegetable farm hand.  After thoroughly indulging her Luddite fantasies, she has taken an interest in the many forms of resistance, enthusiasm and social change that accompany shifts in media technology. Her first tech-related project at the GC has been building a new website for the Interdisciplinary Science Studies Committee with the generous and awesome support of the New Media Lab.


Laura Kane is a third year doctoral student in Philosophy at the CUNY Graduate Center. Her research interests primarily concern topics in social and political philosophy, specifically, how constraints on individuals within the traditionally defined private realm hinder their ability to fully participate as political actors.  She is also interested in the social and political implications of technology; specifically, what role social media technologies play in defining and re-defining the private and public realms of society.  Laura is also a student in the Interactive Technology and Pedagogy Certificate Program, where she has learned to develop digital solutions for challenges faced by educators. She has taught at Hunter College and City College, and is currently an At-Large Representative for the Doctoral Students’ Council.


MKaufman2-207x300Micki Kaufman is a second-year doctoral student in the Department of History at the CUNY Graduate Center. She received her B.A. in US History summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa from Columbia University in 2011. A recipient of the Provost’s Digital Innovation Grant in 2012-2013, her current research involves the use of computational text analysis and visualization techniques in the study of twentieth-century diplomatic archives., specifically the Digital National Security Archive’s Kissinger ‘Memcon’ and ‘Telcon’ collections and the National Archives and Records Administration’s ‘Foreign Policy Files’. She is a co-author of “General, I Have Fought Just As Many Nuclear Wars As You Have,” published in the December 2012 American Historical Review, has served as a digital humanities consultant for the Hertog Global Strategy Initiative, the Blinken European Institute and the Gotham Center, and has taught US History at Hunter College.


Andrew McKinney is a Doctoral Candidate in Sociology at the City University of New York Graduate Center. His dissertation is an investigation into the changing practices and subjectivities of American professional sports fans in the age of new media. His research is primarily concerned with the collapse of the differences between several classic binary pairings in the contemporary American economy (labor and play, work and leisure, production and consumption, for example) and role technology has played in this process.  Originally from Indiana, this research program is primarily his way of justifying a lifelong obsession with watching, reading about, thinking about, and writing about basketball. He has been a Graduate Teaching Fellow and Adjunct at Baruch College, a CUNY Writing Fellow at Kingsborough Community College, and is a Community Facilitator for the OpenLab at the New York City College of Technology (City Tech).


Alice Lynn McMichael is a PhD candidate in Byzantine art history. She earned a BFA in graphic design from Auburn University and an MA in art history from Brooklyn College. She has worked as an art director in publishing and taught art history at Montclair State University and CUNY. Her current research focuses on visuality in late antiquity and the early middle ages. She is interested in Linked Data and digital preservation through photography, and fosters an online community at her website, Documenting Cappadocia which is part of the New Media Lab. She has lectured and exhibited work at Centotto gallery in Brooklyn and blogs at After Vasari.


Hillary Miller is a doctoral candidate in Theater. She is at work on her dissertation, “Drop Dead: Municipal Crisis and the Geographies of Performance in New York City, 1972 – 1982.” Her articles and book reviews have been published in Theatre Journal, Theatre Survey, The Radical History Review, The Brooklyn Rail, and Cac.ophony.org. She is a Senior Fellow at the Bernard L. Schwartz Communication Institute at Baruch College, where she supports communication-intensive instruction in a range of courses. She has taught at Baruch College, Kingsborough Community College, and Marymount Manhattan College. Hillary is from Flatbush, Brooklyn, and received a B.A. from Dartmouth College and  an M.F.A. from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.


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