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    CFP: Digital Humanities 2020: “Carrefours/Intersections”

    The Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO) invites contributions of proposals for its annual conference, Digital Humanities 2020: “Carrefours/Intersections”. We especially welcome members of the MLA network!

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  • Alexander Gil created the doc Placing Césaire: Some Consid… in the group Digital Humanities


I am the Digital Scholarship Librarian at Columbia University, where I collaborate with faculty, students and library colleagues in humanities research, pedagogy and knowledge production that involves the use of advanced computation, digital media design, and network technologies. I am the lead coordinator for the Butler Library Studio at Columbia University Libraries, a tech-light library space focused on digital scholarship and pedagogy, and now a broadcast, Studio Remote. I’m also co-founder and moderator of Columbia’s Group for Experimental Methods in the Humanities, a trans-disciplinary research cluster focused on experimental humanities; one of the creators and main editors of archipelagos journal: a journal of Caribbean digital praxis, and co-wrangler of its sister conference series, The Caribbean Digital.

My research interests include Caribbean culture and history, with a focus on twentieth century poetry; digital humanities and technology design for different infrastructural and socio-economic environments; and, the relations of power and material extent of the cultural and scholarly record.


  • Ph.D., English Language and Literature, University of Virginia, 2012

  • Ancien Pensionnaire, Ecole Normale Supérieure, 2007

  • M.A., English Language and Literature, University of Virginia, 2005

  • B.A., English, Florida International University, 1999

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