HASTAC Scholars

HASTAC Scholars Initiative

The Humanities, Arts, Sciences, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory (HASTAC) is a network of individuals and institutions inspired by the possibilities that new technologies offer for shaping how people learn, teach, communicate, and organize local and global communities. It was created to look toward the future of higher education in a digital age with a three-pronged focus on new media & technologies, critical thinking, and participatory learning.

The Simpson Center has been a leading member of the HASTAC consortium. Each year since 2007, it has nominated graduate students to serve as HASTAC Scholars, a program that seeks to bring the innovative work and events taking place in the institutions, communities, and regions of HASTAC Scholars to the attention of the HASTAC network. HASTAC Scholars represent their home institutions to the national consortium by participating in online intellectual dialogues and networking with scholars face-to-face to discuss theoretical, critical, and technical matters related to digital culture.

In 2015-2016, HASTAC partners with the Futures Initiative to offer workshops and online reading groups that tie student-centered, engaged pedagogical practices to institutional change and social justice. The collaboration will pay special attention to race, gender, diversity, equity, and inequality—and to rethinking the higher education we so urgently need now.

2016 UW HASTAC Scholars

  • Rachel Arteaga (English)
  • Alexandra Burgin (English)
  • Ivette Bayo (Information School)

2015 UW HASTAC Scholars

  • Rachel Arteaga (English)
  • Alexandra Burgin (English)
  • Annie Fee (Comparative Literature)
  • Joshua Griffin (Anthropology)
  • Tiffany Grobelski (Geography)
  • Brian Gutierrez (English)
  • Verena Kick (Germanics)
  • Sarah Kremen-Hicks (English)
  • Tesla Schaeffer (English)
  • Peter Wallis (Education)
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