Simpson Center for the Humanities

Cárdenas Connects Two-Year Colleges and Digital Humanities through Residency

Jaime Cardenas at seminar tableJaime Cárdenas, Jr. (History, Seattle Central College), is in residence at the Simpson Center for the Humanities during Fall Quarter 2016, where he is focusing on a number of projects related to digital pedagogy. He was awarded a competitive sabbatical by the Seattle District Colleges.

In summer 2016, Cárdenas attended the Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI) at the University of Victoria, where he studied critical pedagogy and digital praxis with Jesse Stommel and Chris Friend.

In collaboration with Anne McGrail (English, Lane Community College, Eugene, Oregon), Cárdenas is also co-authoring an entry in a Modern Language Association Commons project titled “Digital Pedagogy: Keywords” on the keyword “Community College.” Their work together began at the Simpson Center in September 2015, during a workshop of the Reimagining the Humanities PhD and Reaching New Publics program supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Cárdenas served as a faculty mentor to UW doctoral students and McGrail was invited to present on her work as a national leader in bringing digital humanities to community colleges.

Congratulations, Jaime and Anne!