Written in the third person for all the folks who will grab this for their use 🙂
Jacqueline Wernimont is Distinguished Chair of Digital Humanities and Social Engagement and an Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies at Dartmouth College.
She is also a co-Director of HASTAC (Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaborative) and runs the Digital Justice Lab at Dartmouth. Her books include Numbered Lives: Life and Death in Quantum Media and the co-edited 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, her work is synthetic and bridges the humanities, sciences, and arts.
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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).
My work extends beyond the writing of traditional academic books into public, engaged scholarship. This has included writing for popular outlets such as Slate, The Washington Post, and the Social Sciences Research Council. In the last decade I’ve begun making collaborative multimedia installations (see Portfolio) and have led 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