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DH13: Resistance Mapping


This Working Group aims to develop a digital humanities project that maps the interwoven histories of Native dispossession, racial segregation, and immigration in Rochester, NY and documents how past and present activism has challenged patterns of inequity.

Inactive since: 2022

  • University of Rochester
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Hobart & William Smith Colleges

Collaborative Goals

Our Working Group extended one final activity from our original 2020-2021 series into the Fall of 2021 because of delays with COVID during the 2020-2021 academic year. Our aims were to continue cross-institutional conversations about documenting resistance to racial and spatial segregation in Rochester, and equally importantly, to continue cross-institutional conversations about how methodologically to pursue these efforts. We met our goals through one specific event, a roundtable that spotlighted three scholars (two invited, one in our Working Group) who do work on digital humanities projects that are community-centered and map racial dynamics in various ways.

Group Organizers

Kathryn Mariner

Assistant Professor Anthropology, University of Rochester

Kirin Makker

Associate Professor of American Studies, Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Kristin Doughty

Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of Rochester

Whitney Sperrazza

Assistant Professor of English, Rochester Institute of Technology

Group Outcomes

This project solidified working relationships amongst the key participants. It included students among roundtable participants, and in many of the associated digital projects. It reshaped how we all think about digital humanities projects.