Meet our 2018-2019 DRM Fellows:

 

Stephanie DeMora

DRM Fellow 2018-2019

Stephanie is a PhD student in the Political Science department, working under Dr. Loren Collingwood. Her sub-fields at UCR are Mass Political Behavior and American Politics. Additionally,  she holds a B.A. in International Relations and Middle Eastern Studies, as well as an M.A. in Political Science from the University of Arkansas. Her previous research includes the socialization of refugee women in the United States, discrimination against religious communities, the effects of identity-based rhetoric on independent voters.


Jesse Freedman

DRM Fellow 2018-2019

Jesse is a second-year PhD student in ethnomusicology. His research interests include material anthropology and object studies as well as ethnographic approaches to archival research. Jesse holds a B.M. and M.M. in classical guitar performance from Guilford College and the University of Southern California respectively. Before coming to Riverside, Jesse was living in New York where he was working as a musician and professor at the Westminster Conservatory of Music in Princeton, NJ. Jesse will be taking the “Fundamentals of Programming/Coding for Humans(s/ists)” course. He hopes to use the techniques from this course to critically examine musical instrument collections and approaches to sound curation in museum spaces.


Joshua Lieto

2018-2019 DRM Fellow

Joshua Lieto is a graduate student in the Department of Anthropology at UC Riverside. Through his dissertation, Joshua hopes to challenge traditional notions of ‘language death’ and use technologies such as 3D printing to tell new stories about the world’s writing systems.

 


MT Vallarta

2018-2019 DRM Fellow

MT Vallarta is a Ph.D. candidate in Ethnic Studies from Los Angeles, CA. MT studies how contemporary multimedia and experimental Filipino/a/x poetry functions as a critical theoretical art practice, a strategy for social change, and an embodiment of transformative resistance for queer, trans, and gender non-conforming Filipinos. MT will be taking the “Queer Digital Humanities: Intersections, Interrogations, and Interrogations” course at DHSI this summer, where they are looking forward to exploring the intersections of Queer Studies and Digital Humanities and identifying how the areas of inquiry in this course will expand MT’s examination of queer digital cultures and digital poetics in their project.