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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.

Education

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

Employment

2018–Present
Graduate Instructor
University of Maryland.

2016–18
Site Manager
Romantic Circles.

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.

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.

Publications

Peer-Reviewed Journals
“Grid Techniques for a Planet in Crisis: The Infrastructures of Weather Prediction”
2020 (forthcoming) • Amodern, vol. 9
Web
“Weird Ways of Seeing: Patrick Nagatani’s Nuclear Vision ”
2 June 2018 • Los Angeles Review of Books

In Public

Conference Talks
“Air-conditioning the Internet”
Oct. 2019 • ASAP • College Park, ASAP/11: Ecologies of the Present
“Want of Water, Want of Data: The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database and Oceanic Computing”
Oct. 2018 • SIGCIS • St. Louis, Stored in Memory: The 10th Annual SIGCIS Conference
“Take Only Data, Leave No Footprints: Cybersecurity as Speculative Paranoia”
Jan. 2018 • Modern Language Association • New York City, MLA 2018
“Decaying Plastic Play: Flappy Bird’s Hacked Afterlife as Media Archaeological Praxis”
Aug. 2017 • Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations • Montréal, Digital Humanities 2017
“Vapor Ware, or the Odors of 3D Printing”
April 2017 • Rutgers-Camden Archive of Digital Ephemera • Camden, R-CADE 2017 Symposium
“Roomba in Revolt: Sociability and Securitization in the Internet of Things”
March 2017 • SIGCIS • Mountain View, Command Lines: Software, Power, Performance
“Undergraduate Digital Humanities, Three Ways”
April 2014 • NERCOMP • Norwood, MA, Emerging Digital Scholars: Undergraduates and Digital Humanities
Roundtables & Panels
“Environmental Justice and the Digital Humanities”
July 2019 • Association for Computers and the Humanities • Pittsburgh, Roundtable (Convener), ACH2019
“Breath Control: 3D Printing and Media Toxicity”
July 2019 • Association for Computers and the Humanities • Pittsburgh, Poster, ACH2019
“Surfaces, Standards, Layers, Stacks: Towards a Platform Textuality”
May 2017 • Society for Textual Scholarship and MITH • College Park, Roundtable (Convener), Textual Embodiments
“The Critical Is: Mapping New Approaches to Video Game Criticism”
May 2015 • Michigan State University • East Lansing, Poster, HASTAC 2015: The Art and Science of Digital Humanities

Awards + Grants

Association for Computers and the Humanities Conference Travel Subvention
For “ACH2019.” 2019.
Michael S. Mahoney Travel Award
For “SIGCIS: Stored in Memory.” 2018.
SIGCIS Conference Travel Subvention
For “Command Lines: Software, Power, Performance.” 2017.
Jacob K. Goldhaber Travel Award
From the University of Maryland. 2017.
Flagship Fellowship
From the University of Maryland. 2016–Present

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
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).” 2014–15.

Teaching

University of Maryland
Film Form and Culture (TA). 2019.
Introduction to Digital Studies. 2019.
Academic Writing. 2018, 2019.
Smith College

Workshops Led

Curating Your Digital Presence
University of Maryland. 2018.
Five College Digital Humanities Undergraduate Fellowship Workshop
Amherst College. 2015.
Five College Digital Humanities Kickoff Celebration & Workshops
Amherst College. 2014.
Five College Digital Humanities Speaker Series
Amherst College. 2014–16.
Five College Digital Humanities Student Symposia
Smith & Amherst Colleges. 2014–16.

Digital Projects

Major Projects
Our Beloved Kin: Remapping a New History of King Philip's WarDesigner. 2016–19.

A digital companion to Our Beloved Kin: A New History of King Philip's War, by Lisa Brooks. Published by Yale University Press.

E.LIT / NET.ARTCurator & 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.

The_Critical_IsPI 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.

Minor Projects
Still Life in Digital: Black Life, Trauma, and Social MediaCo-author with Marisa Parham. 2015–17.

Essays, maps, and interactive visualizations on Black life, trauma, and social media.

The RecirculatorPI. 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 CityConsultant. 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.

Service

PresidentUMD Graduate English Organization. 2018–19.
Technology ChairUMD Graduate English Organization. 2017–18.
PhD Recruitment CommitteeUMD English Department. 2017–present.

Skills

Human-Adjacent LanguagesFrench (reading), Spanish (reading)
Computer-Adjacent LanguagesHTML, CSS/SASS, Jekyll + Liquid templating, Javascript, TEI, LaTeX, Python (reading), Perl (reading)
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