DEFCon Virtual Annual Meeting Program
DEFCon Virtual Annual Meeting Program

DEFCon Virtual Annual Meeting Program

Please join us on Friday, June 2, 2023 for the DEFCon Virtual Annual Meeting. We will begin at 12pm Eastern/9am Pacific with a keynote from Dr. Shearon Roberts (Xavier University of New Orleans). Dr. Roberts’ talk will be followed by presentations from DEFCon community members and a roundtable with DEFCon fellows and mentors.



12:00pm-1:00pm Eastern: Keynote

  • “Digital Humanities and the Bridge between Community and the Academy,” Shearon Roberts, Xavier University of New Orleans
  • Moderator: Jamila Moore-Pewu, California State University Fullerton

1:00pm-2:30pm Eastern: Presentations

  • “Mapeando mi universidad: Digital Humanities Projects in the Spanish for Heritage Language Learners Classroom,” Elena Foulis, DEFCon Teaching Fellow, Texas A&M University, San Antonio
  • “DEFCon Capacity Building at CSU Stanislaus: Digital Humanities Workshops with Ethnic Studies Faculty, Lessons Learned and Future Opportunities,” Christina Acosta, Former DEFCon Teaching Fellow & Current DEFCon Capacity-Building Fellow, California State University Stanislaus
  • “‘HU You Know!’: Centering Cultural Self-Expression through Digital Renewable Assignments,” Marina del Sol, DEFCon Mentor, Howard University and Eliseo Jacob, DEFCon Mentor, Howard University
  • “City, Space and Identity Snapshots: Los Angeles and Beyond,” Ester Hernandez, Professor of Anthropology, California State University Los Angeles
  • Moderator: Jennifer Musial, New Jersey City University

2:45pm-3:30pm Eastern: DEFCon Fellow and Mentor Roundtable

  • Katherine D. Harris, DEFCon Mentor & Capacity-Building Fellow, San Jose State University
  • Melanie Hernandez, DEFCon Fellow, California State University Fresno
  • Aniruddha Mukhopadhyay, Former DEFCon Teaching Fellow & Current DEFCon Capacity-Building Fellow, Texas A&M University, Kingsville
  • Nabeel Siddiqui, DEFCon Mentor, Susquehanna University
  • Moderator: Roopika Risam, Dartmouth College

3:45pm-5:30pm Eastern: Presentations

  • “Creating New Archives of Knowledge: Engaging New Stories through Transformative Research and Digital Technologies,” Marbella Valeriano, Diana Chang, Sally Hy, and Dominic Guerrero, California State University Fullerton
  • “Reimagining ‘Home:’ Black Digital Futures and Extended Realities in California and Beyond,” Jamila Moore Pewu, DEFCon Co-PI and LaWana Richmond, University of California, San Diego