#robinhoodfail: The Ethics of Public Scholarship and the Digital Liberal Arts

April 05, 2017

7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 20, 2017

As a member of a collective team working to make feminist interventions into digital humanities scholarship, Moya Bailey, Ph.D., and her team members tried to use grant money to help make the internet safer for women and people of color. They failed.

 In "#robinhoodfail: The Ethics of Public Scholarship and the Digital Liberal Arts," Bailey will point out the ways they failed, what they would do differently, and how other researchers may be more accountable to communities outside the academy in the future.

The free, public event begins at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 20, 2017, in Joe Rosenfield '25 Center, Room 101.

Bailey is an assistant professor in the Department of Cultures, Societies, and Global Studies and the program in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Northeastern University. Her work focuses on Black women’s use of digital media to promote social justice as acts of self-affirmation and health promotion. As a founder of #transformdh, she is at the center of the critical digital humanities movement, a movement that seeks to prioritize questions of race, class, gender, sexuality, and disability in digital humanities projects. Bailey is the digital alchemist for the Octavia E. Butler Legacy Network, and she also coined the term “misogynoir.”

The talk is sponsored by Digital Liberal Arts Collaborative; Gender, Women's and Sexuality Studies; Rosenfield Program in Public Affairs, International Relations, and Human Rights; and Digital Bridges.