The Texts and Technology program is pleased to announce that three of its students, Nick DeArmas, Jennifer Miller, and David Morton, have been named 2016-2018 HASTAC Scholars (pronounced Haystack: Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory). The HASTAC Scholars fellowship program is an innovative student-driven community of graduate and undergraduate students that represents dozens of disciplines and 145 colleges and universities in an effort to build a community of students working at the intersection of technology and the arts, humanities and sciences. HASTAC Scholars blog, host online forums, develop new projects and organize events, and much of their work centers on rethinking pedagogy, learning, research and academia for the digital age.
Learn more about our HASTAC Scholars in their bios below!
Nicholas DeArmas is a Graduate Teaching Associate in the Department of Writing and Rhetoric and a third year Texts & Technology doctoral student. Nick’s interests include rhetoric and the composition that takes place on social media. His dissertation research is the amalgam of two research interests: the hashtag as a rhetorical device, and how technology frames and constrains our rhetoric.
Jennifer Roth Miller is a student and Graduate Research Associate in the Texts and Technology doctoral program at the University of Central Florida. Jennifer’s interests explore the convergence of philanthropy, corporate social responsibility, and cause-based marketing in socially constructing collective views on issues such as health, lifestyle, and community. In particular, Jennifer is studying awareness ribbons as texts.
David Morton is an author, educator, filmmaker, and historian based in Orlando, FL. He is a Ph.D. Candidate in Texts and Technology at the University of Central Florida where he teaches U.S. and World History. David is also a recipient of a 2016-2017 Fulbright Award, where he is spending the year in Belgium at UGent working on his most recent research project: An Agitation Free Trade Zone: The Reception of American Cinema in Belgium During The Inter-War Period, 1918-1939.