About me

The quick version:
Jacqueline Wernimont, Ph.D.
Distinguished Chair of Digital Humanities and Social Engagement
Associate Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Dartmouth College

Jacqueline Wernimont is an anti-racist, feminist scholar working toward greater justice in digital cultures. She writes about long histories of media and technology – particularly those that count and commemorate — and entanglements with archives and historiographic ways of knowing. She is a network weaver across humanities, arts, and sciences. This work includes co-Directing HASTAC and Dartmouth’s Digital Humanities and Social Engagement Cluster.

Jacqueline.D.Wernimont(at)Dartmouth(dot)edu | @profwernimont

The more informative narrative version:
I am a founding co-Director of the HS Collab, the Distinguished Chair of Digital Humanities and Social Engagement at Dartmouth College, and an Associate Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.  I specialize in long histories of digital media, histories of quantification, and technologies of commemoration.  I am an active part of the FemTechNet collective.

I am part of several collaborative projects, each of which is in my projects section. My book, Numbered Lives: Life and Death in Quantum Media (MIT Press, 2018) traces long histories (21st century to 16th century) of particular technologies like wearable devices, body measurements, and body counts.

With Elizabeth Losh I also co-edited the forthcoming (fall 2018) Bodies of Information: Feminist Debates in Digital Humanities, which is part of the University of Minnesota Debates in Digital Humanities series.

I took a Ph.D. and M.A. in English Literature from Brown University and a B.A. in English from the University of Iowa, where I also studied Molecular Biology. I cut my digital humanities teeth at the Brown University Women Writers Project, where I began as an encoder and later worked as the project manager and textbase editor. Prior to Dartmouth, I taught at Harvey Mudd College, Scripps College, and Arizona State University.

I can be reached at Jacqueline.D.Wernimont(at)Dartmouth(dot)edu or on twitter @profwernimont


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