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Elizabeth HopwoodElizabeth Hopwood, Chair

Elizabeth Hopwood is a Ph.D. candidate in English at Northeastern University studying C19 transatlantic literature and the Digital Humanities. Her dissertation examines foodways in nineteenth century U.S. and Caribbean novels and slave narratives. She is project manager for The Early Caribbean Digital Archive, and Managing Editor of Digital Humanities Quarterly. She is a NULab Scholar at Northeastern University’s NULab for Texts, Maps, and Networks.

Alex GilAlex Gil, Co-Chair

Alex Gil currently works as Digital Scholarship Coordinator for the Humanities and History Division of the Columbia University Libraries. Current projects at Columbia include the re-skilling of subject librarians, the collection and analysis of a million-plus syllabi, the crowd-sourcing of marginalia and other digital humanities initiatives. He finished his PhD at the University of Virginia’s English Department, where he worked to develop technologies to analyze and visualize intertextuality in medium-sized corpora to elucidate cultures of reprint in the franchophone Caribbean. He is currently also co-editor of the Critical/Genetique Edition of Aimé Césaire’s Complete Works.

Sheri K. LewisSheri K. Lewis

Sheri K. Lewis is a native of Chicago’s South side. Remaining committed to producing culturally relevant scholarship she studied at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign in Gender and Women Studies and is currently a doctoral candidate in Educational Policy Studies and Organizational Leadership.  Her research focuses on the cross cultural relationship between black girlhood and popular culture and the ways in which black girls craft identity particularly in Chicago and Barbados. For several years has co organized spaces for youth and women of color focusing on reproductive justice, Hip Hop, intersectionality and love pedagogies.  She dreams of a Black girl utopia as she creatively works to facilitate pedagogical spaces promoting imagination, critical thinking, and identity politics. Sheri is a firm believer in speaking truth to power and remains motivated in demonstrating the social, cultural and political power within Black girlhood.

Dana M. LindaDana M. Linda

Dana M. Linda is a PhD Candidate and teaching fellow in Comparative Literature and Gender Studies at UCLA. She works at the intersection of postcolonial theory and cultural geography with an emphasis on anglophone and Hispanic Caribbean literatures. Her interdisciplinary process enables her to study the complexity of the postcolonial city in Caribbean literary history and offer feminist interventions into an analysis of its cartographies of globalization. Dana’s research and studies have been supported by UCLA Graduate Division, the U.S. Department of Education, the UC-CUBA Academic Initiative, the Mellon Foundation, and the UCLA International Institute.