I had the pleasure of giving my talk “The Race for Digitality: Connectivity as Diasporic Identity” at African Diaspora 2.0. Here’s an excerpt on race in digital humanities.
… I want to begin at the junction of disciplinary knowledge and technical know-how, where tensions emerge between digital humanities and African diaspora studies. If we are to “do” the digital well, we must approach it through the lenses that shape our domains. Therefore, the race for digitality asks where discourses of race – critical race theory, black radical thought, intersectional feminism, womanism – reside in relation to the digital. It’s a question of how scholars of the African diaspora produce new ways of thinking about race through digital humanities. Moreover, it asks how we can develop new approaches to digital humanities by thinking about race. Continue reading The Race for Digitality