Is a Critical DH Possible?


Roopika Risam is an Assistant Professor of English and Secondary Education English Undergraduate Coordinator at Salem State University. Her research examines intersections between postcolonial, African American, and US ethnic studies, and the role of digital humanities in mediating between them. Her digital scholarship includes The Harlem Shadows Project, on producing usable critical editions of public domain texts; Postcolonial Digital Humanities, an online community dedicated to global explorations of race, class, gender, sexuality, and disability within cultures of technology; and EdConteXts, an international network of educators.
Risam is currently working on a project on postcolonial and global themes in W.E.B. Du Bois’s writing. Additionally, she is the co-founder of Postcolonial Digital Humanities. Risam has a Ph.D. in English from Emory University.

On February 19th, Prof. Roopika Risam gave a talk at Amherst College to students, faculty, and staff from the Five Colleges that explored the implications of postcolonial studies on the digital humanities.