Hi, I’m Jeffrey Moro
I’m a doctoral candidate in English at the University of Maryland, College Park, where I work at the crossroads of digital media studies and the environmental humanities. Some keywords include: media archaeology, infrastructure, computer security, speculation, affect and aesthetics, biopolitics, media materialism, weather forecasting, nuclear cultures.
University of Maryland
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.
Post-Baccalaureate Resident in Digital Humanities
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.
“Grid Techniques for a Planet in Crisis: The Infrastructures of Weather Prediction”
“Dance Apocalyptic: Tim Maughan’s Infinite Detail and Media after the Internet
“Undergraduate Digital Humanities, Three Ways”
Roundtables & Panels
“The Critical Is: Mapping New Approaches to Video Game Criticism”
Awards + Grants
Association for Computers and the Humanities Conference Travel Subvention
Michael S. Mahoney Travel Award
SIGCIS Conference Travel Subvention
Jacob K. Goldhaber Travel Award
The Flagship Fellowship Program is used to recruit outstanding doctoral students to the University of Maryland Graduate School.
Association for Computers and the Humanities Microgrant
Five College Digital Humanities Project Grant
University of Maryland
Film Form and Culture (TA).
Introduction to Digital Studies.
Curating Your Digital Presence
Five College Digital Humanities Undergraduate Fellowship Workshop
Five College Digital Humanities Kickoff Celebration & Workshops
Five College Digital Humanities Speaker Series
Five College Digital Humanities Student Symposia
E.LIT / NET.ART
• Curator & Organizer. 2013–16.
An introduction to and exploration of electronic literature and Internet art, comprising pop-up IRL and URL galleries, workshops, and a screening program.
• PI with Elizabeth Alexander, Criss Guy, and Kimberly Bain. 2014–15.
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."
AIRLab (Aerial Innovation and Robotics Laboratory)
• PI with Jon Caris and Eric Poehler. 2014–15.
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.
• PI. 2015–16.
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.
The Space of Mexico City
• Consultant. 2014–15.
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.
Technology Chair •
PhD Recruitment Committee •
Human-Adjacent Languages •
Computer-Adjacent Languages •