HASS-Led Team Wins $64K NEH Grant for "Building a Humanities Minor: Construction and Critique in Digital Technology"

HASS-Led Team Wins $64K NEH Grant for "Building a Humanities Minor: Construction and Critique in Digital Technology"

Date posted: 2017-03-29 14:41:09

An interdisciplinary team led by faculty of the School of Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences has been awarded more than $64,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities for their project entitled Building a Humanities Minor: Construction and Critique in Digital Technology.  

Project Co-Directors James Malazita, a Lecturer in the Department of Science and Technology Studies (STS), and Rebecca Rouse, an Assistant Professor in Communication and Media (C&M), received the grant through the NEH's Humanities Connections category, which expands the role of the Humanities in the undergraduate curriculum at two- and four-year institutions. Their winning proposal is for a new 4-course minor that aims to "develop a humanities curricula that leverages the techno-centric passions of both Humanities and STEM students...while also providing those students with a critical lens to historicize, contextualize, and deconstruct the roles, values and histories of digital technology in the social world." 

The team also includes Silvia Ruzanka (Lecturer, Arts), Shawn Lawson (Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director, Arts), Sibel Adali (Professor of Computer Science) and Barbara Cutler (Associate Professor, Computer Science).

For complete details on the 2017 NEH grant recipients, visit the NEH page here

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