Assistant Professor of English and Secondary English Education, Salem State University
My research examines intersections between postcolonial, African American, and US ethnic studies, and the role of digital humanities in mediating between them. My monograph New Digital Worlds: Postcolonial Digital Humanities in Theory, Praxis, and Pedagogy will be published by Northwestern University Press in 2018. I am also working on a manuscript that positions W.E.B. Du Bois as a progenitor for postcolonial studies through renewed attention to his literary work using digital research methods.
My work has appeared in Digital Humanities Quarterly, Digital Scholarship in the Humanities, First Monday, Left History, South Asian Review, Colleges and Undergraduate Libraries, Debates in the Digital Humanities, and Ada: A Journal of Gender, New Media, and Technology, among others.
My digital scholarship includes The Harlem Shadows Project, on producing usable critical editions of public domain texts; Social Justice and the Digital Humanities, a resource for developing critical digital humanities projects from the ground-up; and Digital Salem, which explores the untold stories of Salem, Massachusetts.
My teaching experience includes African American, Black British, and African diaspora literatures; world literature; feminist theory; young adult literature; digital literary studies; digital writing; digital pedagogy; and English teaching methods.
I am proud to serve on the Association for Computers and the Humanities Executive Council, GO::DH Executive Board, and the Digital Scholarship in the Humanities editorial board.
A copy of my CV is available here: Download Roopika Risam’s CV