Several affiliated groups at Emory, including the Black Student Alliance, NAACP, and Change@Emory, asked me to speak at the February 27th Rally Against Racism. This is what I had to say. Continue reading Remarks from Emory’s Rally Against Racism
Gaffe, n. an unintentional act or remark causing embarrassment to its originator; a blunder (Google)
For the past 24 hours, members of the Emory community and academics on Twitter have been lighting up social media with outrage and critical conversations about remarks made by Emory University’s president in a column called “As American as … Compromise.” Writing about the cuts to Emory’s academic programs last fall, President James Wagner invokes the 3/5ths compromise as a decision necessary to “form a more perfect union.” Analogously, it seems, the Emory cuts were an imperfect compromise made to form a more perfect university. Continue reading On the Nature of Gaffes
Over the past few months, I have had the chance to collaborate with a number of insightful scholars around issues of social media and public scholarship. One of the fruits of such collaborations is a panel proposal for the Digital Humanities 2013 conference in Lincoln, Nebraska next summer. While we’re still waiting to hear about the status of our panel for that particular conference, we hope it will find voice sooner rather than later. Continue reading Digital Humanities: Egalitarian or the New Elite?