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Hi, I’m Jeffrey Moro

I’m a doctoral student in English at the University of Maryland, College Park, where I work in the digital humanities and digital studies on topics across media archaeology, infrastructure, and the politics of networks and security. My research focuses on digital studies’ relationship to the Anthropocene and questions of speculation, futurity, and ecology.

Education

2021 (Expected)
University of Maryland, College Park • College Park, MD
Ph.D, English • certificate in Digital Studies (in progress)
2013
Amherst College • Amherst, MA
BA, English; BA, Theater & Dance • magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

Employment

2018–Present
Graduate Instructor
University of Maryland, College Park • College Park, MD
2016–18
Site Manager
Romantic Circles • College Park, MD
I managed the intake and processing of site content for the oldest digital scholarly journal for Romantic literary studies. This included everything from corresponding with editors and contributors, copyediting essays, marking up work in TEI, and deploying content to a Drupal environment. With our technical editor, I executed a comprehensive redesign of the site and authored white papers on directions it might take in the future.
2013–16
Post-Baccalaureate Resident in Digital Humanities
Five Colleges, Inc • Amherst, MA (Appointed at Smith College • Northampton, MA)
I collaborated with Five College Digital Humanities' faculty director to administer a variety of academic programs, events, and grant-funded projects. I managed an Undergraduate Student Fellowship program, an Undergraduate Microgrant program, a Speaker Series, and taught workshops on digital media and digital project management. In short: I kept all the pieces moving so that faculty, staff, and students alike could do innovative work.

In Public

Conferences
2018
“Take Only Data, Leave No Footprints: Cybersecurity as Speculative Paranoia”
Jan. 4–7 • Modern Language Association • New York City, NY • Paper, MLA 2018
2017
“Decaying Plastic Play: Flappy Bird’s Hacked Afterlife as Media Archaeological Praxis”
Aug. 8–11 • Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations • Montréal, QC • Paper, Digital Humanities 2017
 
“Surfaces, Standards, Layers, Stacks: Towards a Platform Textuality”
May 31 – June 1 • Society for Textual Scholarship and MITH • College Park, MD • Roundtable, Textual Embodiments
 
“Vapor Ware, or the Odors of 3D Printing”
April 21 • Rutgers-Camden Archive of Digital Ephemera • Camden, NJ • Panel, R-CADE 2017 Symposium
 
“Roomba in Revolt: Sociability and Securitization in the Internet of Things”
March 18–19 • SIGCIS • Mountain View, CA • Paper, Command Lines: Software, Power, Performance
2015
“The Critical Is: Mapping New Approaches to Video Game Criticism”
May 27–30 • Michigan State University • East Lansing, MI • Poster, HASTAC 2015: The Art and Science of Digital Humanities
2014
“Undergraduate Digital Humanities, Three Ways”
April 10 • NERCOMP • Norwood, MA • Talk, Emerging Digital Scholars: Undergraduates and Digital Humanities

Awards + Grants

2017
SIGCIS Travel Subvention
For “Command Lines: Software, Power, Performance”
2017
Jacob K. Goldhaber Travel Award
From the University of Maryland, College Park.
2016–Present
Flagship Fellowship
From the University of Maryland, College Park.
The Flagship Fellowship Program is used to recruit outstanding doctoral students to the University of Maryland Graduate School.
2014–15
Association for Computers and the Humanities Microgrant
For “The_Critical_Is: Mapping New Approaches to Videogame Pedagogy.”
2014–15
Five College Digital Humanities Project Grant
For “AIRLab (Aerial Innovation and Robotics Laboratory).”

Teaching + Events

— Courses Taught —
2018
Academic Writing
University of Maryland, College Park. College Park, MD
2016
Media Archaeology, Climate Change, and the Digital (Non)humanities
Smith & Amherst Colleges. Northampton & Amherst, MA
2015
— Workshops Led & Events Organized —
2015
 
Five College Digital Humanities Undergraduate Fellowship Workshop
Amherst College. Amherst, MA
2014
Five College Digital Humanities Kickoff Celebration & Workshops
Amherst College. Amherst, MA
2014–16
Five College Digital Humanities Speaker Series
Amherst College. Amherst, MA
 
Five College Digital Humanities Student Symposia
Smith & Amherst Colleges. Northampton & Amherst, MA

Digital Projects

Major Projects
2013–16
E.LIT / NET.ARTCurator & Organizer
An introduction to and exploration of electronic literature and Internet art, comprising pop-up IRL and URL galleries, workshops, and a screening program.
2014–15
The_Critical_IsPI with Elizabeth Alexander, Criss Guy, and Kimberly Bain
A workgroup and web publishing concern, exploring critical issues in video games and interactive media. Funded by a microgrant from the Association for Computers and the Humanities."
2014–15
AIRLab (Aerial Innovation and Robotics Laboratory)PI with Jon Caris and Eric Poehler
A hybrid makerspace and workgroup exploring, historicizing, and critiquing creative robotics in the undergraduate classroom and the world at large. Funded by Five College Digital Humanities.
— Minor Projects —
2015–17
Still Life in Digital: Black Life, Trauma, and Social MediaCo-author with Marisa Parham
Essays, maps, and interactive visualizations on Black life, trauma, and social media.
2015–16
The RecirculatorPI
A web app that lets you randomly check out books that have never before circulated within the Five College library system, and learn more about the collection through data visualizations.
2014–15
The Space of Mexico CityConsultant
Researched and advised on the development of Scalar and Omeka platforms for a material cultures and mapping project. Led focus group on undergraduate digital humanities research and pedagogy.

Membership + Service

Membership
Modern Language Association
Association for Computers and the Humanities
Service
Technology ChairUMD Graduate English Organization • 2017–18.

Skills

LanguagesFrench (reading), Spanish (reading)
WebdevHTML, CSS/SASS, PHP, cPanel, twarc, CartoDB, Jekyll, Javascript, Twitter API, D3.js
Social Media & BrandingTwitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Rebelmouse, Google Analytics
Around the OfficeMicrosoft Office, Apple iWork, Google Apps, Mailchimp, Formstack, Trello, Slack, Basecamp
Presentation & Media ProductionTwine, Camtasia, iMovie, Prezi, LaTeX
Project ManagementGit/GitHub, Acquia
CMSWordpress, Drupal, Moodle, Tumblr
MarkupTEI

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