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Meet our 2020-21 DH Fellows

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Bob Bozonelos
2020-21 DH Fellow

Bob is a Ph.D. student in Musicology and a recipient of the Dean´s distinguished fellowship award. Bob holds a Bachelor’s degree in Classical Guitar Performance from California State San Bernardino and a Masters in Fine Arts from the University of California Irvine. Bob is the recipient of several awards which include: The Anthony & Lois Evans Performance Award, EOP Outstanding Student Award, Annual Chairs Award for Guitar Ensemble, CSUSB Music Department Scholar of the Year, CSUSB Music Department Graduate Speaker of the Year, and recently was selected as the People’s Choice winner for 2017 Wine Country Music Awards in Temecula California.
 
As part of his collective teaching experiences, Bob has been on faculty at several colleges and universities. He has taught at the University of Redlands, Mt. San Jacinto College, Art Institute of California, and the Commercial Music Department at RCC Norco. Bob is certified in Pro Tools Recording Software and specializes in recording sounds for film.  Bob has contributed to various administrative and academic endeavors during his time in post-secondary education. He has proposed and passed curriculum for the MSJC school district, served on the Academic Senate as an Associate Faculty Representative, and has written grants for the Strong Workforce Program for the acquisition of new recording technologies.

Bob will be taking "Sound and Digital Humanities" course at DHSI.


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Engin Gokcek
2020-21 DH Fellow

Engin is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of History. He holds a B.A. in Archaeology from Bilkent University and an M.A. in Late Antique and Byzantine Studies from University College London. His research focuses on survival of traditional Greco-Roman religion in Byzantine Empire and rhetoric on pagans and paganism in Byzantine texts.

Engin will be taking "[Foundations] Introduction to Computation for Literary Studies" course at DHSI.


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Marziyeh Kameli
2020-21 DH Fellow

Marziyeh is a fourth-year Ph.D. student in the Department of Comparative Literature and Languages at the University of California, Riverside. She works on twenty-first-century experimental prose form in French, American, and Persian literature. She is interested in the fluidity of genres and as her inter-disciplinary track, she works on creative writing.

Marziyeh will be taking "Conceptualising and Creating a Digital Edition" course at DHSI.

 

Meet our 2019-20 DH Fellows

Christian Guerra

Christian Guerra
2019-20 DH Fellow

Chris is a second-year graduate student in the Sociology department at UC Riverside. He obtained his B.A. in sociology from CalState LA. His areas of specialization are medical sociology and criminology. His research currently focuses on how online behaviors and sociocultural factors can influence the risk of suicide. Some of the data sources currently used in his research include Google Trends and Google Correlate. His research interests are on the social determinants of health, specifically substance abuse, mental illness, and risk behaviors.

Chris attended the "Web APIs with Python" course in order to collect health-related data from Facebook and Twitter to further pin-point geographic areas at risk of negative health outcomes.


Utitofon Inyang

Utitofon Inyang
2019-20 DH Fellow

Utitofon Inyang is a second-year Ph.D. student in the Department of Comparative Literature and Foreign Languages at UC Riverside, where she is a Dean Distinguished Fellow specializing in African literature. She completed her B.A. at University of Uyo, Nigeria, and her M.A. at University of Ilorin, Nigeria.

Utitofon took "Digital Storytelling" course at DHSI. She intends to utilize the skills learned at DHSI to expand her research on how technology and digital/ material cultures influence the creation of literary forms and theoretical approaches to reading them.


Sean Long

Sean Long
2019-20 DH Fellow

Sean is a PhD student in Department of Political Science, focusing on mass political behavior and media studies. Currently, he is spending most of his time on research concerning the alt-right and right-wing extremism in the United States, specifically looking at how the 2016 election mobilized these groups and how their communications strategies are increasingly shaping mainstream media discourse. He received a BA in philosophy from Reed College and an MA in American Government from Georgetown University. His research interests also include political theory, specifically poststructuralist discourse analysis and the ways in which social structures shape questions of identity.

Sean attended the "Introduction to Network Analysis in the Digital Humanities" course at DHSI.


Meet our 2018-19 DH Fellows

Stephanie DeMora

Stephanie DeMora
2018-19 DH Fellow

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.

Stephanie attended the "Web APIs with Python" course at DHSI.


MT Vallarta

MT Vallarta
2018-19 DH 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.

MT attended the "Queer Digital Humanities: Intersections, Interrogations, Iterations" course at DHSI.


Meet our 2017-18 DH Fellows

Aaron Alvarado

Aaron Alvarado
2017-18 DH Fellow

Aaron Alvarado is a fourth-year graduate student in the Department of Ethnic Studies at UC Riverside. He is a transplant to the Riverside area from his agricultural hometown in California’s San Joaquin Valley. His research focuses on space making processes that affect rural and agricultural communities of color in the United States and the various ways these communities contested the consolidation of big agribusiness in the late 20th century. In order to do this, Aaron utilizes an interdisciplinary methodology that draws from the fields of Ethnic and Feminist Studies. This last summer, Aaron was able to take a course at the Digital Humanities Summer Institute that focused on Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in the humanities. He’s using his newfound appreciation of GIS software to map and visualize disparities that exist in rural/agricultural communities of color.

Aaron attended the "Geographical Information Systems in the Digital Humanities" course at DHSI.


Kelly Bowker

Kelly Bowker
2017-18 DH Fellow

Kelly Bowker is a fourth-year Ph.D. student in Critical Dance Studies at the University of California, Riverside, where she is a Chancellor’s Distinguished Fellow and a Gluck Fellow. She completed her M.A. in Choreography at Trinity Laban and her B.F.A. in Dance at the University of Michigan and has received grants from Zellerbach Foundation in San Francisco and the DCASE in Chicago for the development of her choreography.

Bowker’s research uses critical race studies to examine the way that technology is represented and utilized in both popular and concert dance. As a UCR Digital Research Methods Fellow Bowker attended the Feminist Digital Humanities course at the Digital Humanities Summer Institute. The course’s focus on the way that technologies are presented as neutral when often maintaining and even accentuating hierarchies has been incredibly useful to her research.

Kelly attended the "Feminist Digital Humanities" course at DHSI.


Madeline St. Marie

Madeleine St. Marie
2017-18 DH Fellow

Madeleine is a Ph.D. student in the history department, working under Professor Michele Salzman. She holds a B.A. in Religious Studies from the University of Rochester, an M.A. in Religious Studies from Claremont Graduate University (Thesis: Apocalypse Nowish: Rethinking Christian Apocalyptic Discourse in Late Roman Gaul), and a certificate in Classics from UCLA. She is primarily interested in the 4th and 5th centuries of the western Roman Empire. Her prospective dissertation topic examines attitudes towards power and authority in the work of Sidonius Apollinaris, a 5th century Gallo-Roman bishop. She is also interested in the digital humanities, especially approaches to digital pedagogy and methods for visually modeling data.

Madeleine attended the "Extracting Cultural Networks from Thematic Research Collections" course at DHSI.


Robert Wright

Robert Wright
2017-18 DH Fellow

Robert is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Psychology Department with a concentration in health psychology. He earned his BA from Sacramento State majoring in psychology, and his MA in sport psychology from San Jose State. Robert’s research focuses on how individuals with physical pain disclose their pain to others. At the Digital Humanities Summer Institute, Robert attended the Machine Learning workshop. He has used the skills from the workshop to explore how support and misinformation flow through health-related online social networks.

Robert attended the "Introduction to Computational Humanities" course at DHSI.