DH Parking Lot


My dissertation will be a hybrid of prosopographical analysis and videographic essay. Using ArcGIS (with some Tableau and SocialExplorer thrown in).    For more information, message me.

Forthcoming presentations:

  • “Tribesourcing Vintage Educational Films: Repurposing with Native Narrations.” Presenting with Jennifer Jenkins, Rhiannon Sorrell, and Amy Fatzinger. International Conference of Indigenous Archives, Libraries, and Museums, Temecula, CA, October 8-10, 2019
  • “Tribesourcing Midcentury Educational Films: Digital Repatriation and Local Knowledge.” Presenting with Jennifer Jenkins, and Rhiannon Sorrell. Association of Moving Image Archivists annual conference, Baltimore, MD, November 2019

Recent presentations:

  • “‘Visual Prosopography’: A Multimedia and Performative Approach to Collective Biography.” “Be/holding:Visual and Archival Approaches in American Studies” panel with Katelyn M. Campbell and John Bechtold, American Studies Colloquium Series, October 2, 2019
  • “Changing Lanes: A Reanimation Of Shell Oil’s Carol Lane,” The Association for Computers and the Humanities Conference (http://ach2019.ach.org/), Pittsburgh, PA, July 2019
  • “Changing Lanes: A Reanimation Of Shell Oil’s Carol Lane,” Digital Humanities 2018 (DH2019) Conference, Utrecht, The Netherlands, July 9-12, 2019
  • “Changing Lanes: A Public Relations Network and Shell Oil’s Carol Lane,” Thinking with Cinema:  New Directions in Videographic Criticism, Theory, and Practice panel, Society for Cinema and Media Studies annual conference, Seattle, WA, March 2019 
  • “Changing Lanes: A Reanimation of Shell Oil’s Carol Lane.” Chicago Colloquium on Digital Humanities and Computer Science (DHCS 2018), November 9-11, 2018
  • Recent recipient of a 2018 Digital Dissertation Fellowship from UNC’s Carolina Digital Humanities. Organized a mini-DH stream and panel at Association of Moving Image Archivists 2017 conference.
  • Presented a lightning talk at American Studies Association 2017 conference.
  • Community Histories Workshop (Team member, 2016-2017)
  • Documenting Communities (Teaching Assistant, Spring 2017)
  • I helped spruce up Mapping Voices and worked with interns on “Industrialization” and “Desegregation” and “WWII” maps for Southern Oral History Program (Field Scholar, 2017-2018)
  • Video Citation Exercises (2016-2017)
  • “Show Your Work” (2017). Essay on citation and documentary works. Video Citation Exercise mock-up, DH Recruitment Fellowship (Scalar) Video Citation Exercise mock-up, DH Recruitment Fellowship (H5P, below)

Community Crowdsourcing Exercises

CHW community contribution/crowdsourcing mock-up (WordPress, below)

WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT THAT?! Help us identify a person, place, event, or just share a memory to share about this digitized home movie (originally shot on 8mm film) from 1939! It was shot by previous mill superintendent M. G. Frye, and donated to the State Archives of North Carolina in 2007 by his grandson, Robert G. Frye. We placed prompts throughout the video which appear with each new scene, and stop the video. You can use the play and rewind buttons to review a clip. If you have information to share, please fill out the form below and don’t forget to give that timecode number! Then click play again to continue. If you’re identifying people and you know one or more in the image, identify people as they appear on the screen from left to right, such as “second from left” and so on. Use the same method to point out a business, building, house, street name or any landmark. Then don’t forget to click on “Submit.” And gosh, we really do thank you so much for contributing your valuable knowledge!

We use this email to contact you should we have any additional questions, or need clarification.
See the little number in the right bottom of the video player.
Please only describe one section of video at a time by time code. Then click "Submit".
Could be reformatted for audio recordings: CHW community contribution/crowdsourcing mock-up (H5P, pop-up form)