I am currently the Distinguished Chair of Digital Humanities and Social Engagement and an Associate Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Dartmouth College. I use feminist, anti-racist frameworks to understand quantification and commemoration as social and political practices. I am also the co-Director of HASTAC (Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaborative) and run the Digital Justice Lab at Dartmouth.
My first book, Numbered Lives: Life and Death in Quantum Media came out with MIT Press in 2019. Using a two-part structure to historicize the counting of life and death in Britain and the United States, Numbered Lives is a much-needed history of the role of colonial, corporate, and religious thinking in our modern quantified lives. Two major media, pedometers and mortality tables, are featured in this wide-ranging trans-Atlantic media history. I also the co-edited the recent Bodies of Information: Intersectional Feminism and Digital Humanities (with Elizabeth Losh).
As a digital media scholar who specializes in mathematic and computational media and their histories, I pursue synthetic, collaborative scholarship that bridges humanistic inquiry and the sciences.
My work extends beyond the writing of traditional academic books into public, engaged scholarship. This has included writing for popular outlets, multimedia installations, and leading projects on privacy, intersectional approaches to technology and data, and creative communication of computing infrastructures.
You can contact me at Jacqueline.D.Wernimont(at)Dartmouth(dot)edu | @profwernimont