Digital Ethnic Futures


Steering Committee

Roopika Risam, Consortium Director, Principal Investigator

Keja Valens, Consortium Associate Director, Co-Principal Investigator

Sonya Donaldson, New Jersey City University, Co-Principal Investigator (2021-2022)

Jennifer Musial, New Jersey City University, Co-Principal Investigator (2022-present)

Jamila Moore Pewu, California State University, Fullerton Lead, Co-Principal Investigator

Toniesha Taylor, Texas Southern University Lead, Co-Principal Investigator

Caroline Wilkinson, New Jersey City University, Co-Principal Investigator (2022-present)

Events Committee

Marina del Sol, Howard University

Ritu Khanduri, University of Texas at Arlington

Tynesha McCullers, North Carolina State University

Founding Partners

Salem State University

Roopika Risam, Consortium Director, Chair of Secondary and Higher Education and Associate Professor of English and Education
Keja Valens, Consortium Associate Director, Professor of English
Katie Sadowski, Assistant Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations
Sharon Francis, Accounting Manager

New Jersey City University

Caroline Wilkinson, NJCU Co-lead
Jennifer Musial, NJCU Co-lead
Al Valentín, Postdoctoral Researcher
Virginia Ochoa-Winemiller, GIS Specialist
Alejandra Martinez, Student Assistant and Black Ecologies Team Leader

Sonya Donaldson, NJCU Lead, Associate Professor of English
John Cunningham, Program Manager
William Montgomery, GIS Specialist

California State University, Fullerton

Jamila Moore Pewu, CSUF Lead, Assistant Professor of Digital Humanities and New Media in History

Texas Southern University

Toniesha Taylor, TSU Lead, Chair and Associate Professor of Communication

Institutional Partners

We warmly welcome discussions about partnerships with DEFCon. These include but are not limited to professional organizations, labs and centers, libraries, archives, journals, and individuals. While we are currently based in the U.S., we are also interested in international collaboration. We’ll be engaging in partnership development, and we encourage inquiries about collaboration. Please contact Consortium Director Roopika Risam at digitalethnicfutures [at] gmail [dot] com.

Dartmouth College

Digital Ethnic Futures Lab, Digital Humanities and Social Engagement Cluster
Roopika Risam, Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies and of Comparative Literature

University of Texas at Austin

Initiative for Digital Humanities, Humanities Institute
Tanya Clement, Associate Professor of English and Director of the Initiative for Digital Humanities