CV


Hi, I’m Jeffrey Moro

I work across academia, industry, and the arts to understand our media present and to build its future. I’m a skilled collaborator, with experience in project management, grant administration, events planning, and digital outreach. I’m trained in the arts, humanities, and information sciences, and I can speak fluently the languages of the classroom, gallery, and command line. In my academic work and teaching, I investigate electronic literature, media archaeology, and software studies—in short, the textual and material history of media forms and technologies.

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

2016 – Present
Site Manager
Romantic Circles. College Park, MD
2013 – 2016
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 comprehensively 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

Conference presentations & panels
“Decaying Plastic Play: Flappy Bird’s Hacked Afterlife as Media Archaeological Praxis”
August 2017. Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations. Montréal, QC
Paper, Digital Humanities 2017
“Surfaces, Standards, Layers, Stacks: Towards a Platform Textuality”
May 2017. Society for Textual Scholarship and MITH. College Park, MD
Roundtable, Textual Embodiments
“Vapor Ware, or the Odors of 3D Printing”
April 2017. 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 2017. SIGCIS. Mountain View, CA
Paper, Command Lines: Software, Power, Performance
“The Critical Is: Mapping New Approaches to Video Game Criticism”
May 2015. Michigan State University. East Lansing, MI
Poster, HASTAC 2015: The Art and Science of Digital Humanities
“Undergraduate Digital Humanities, Three Ways”
April 2014. NERCOMP. Norwood, MA
Talk, Emerging Digital Scholars: Undergraduates and Digital Humanities
“After the End: Dissolving No Wind Blows Against the Pines
April 2013. Amherst College. Amherst, MA
Panel, Amherst Explorations: A Celebration of Student Research and Creative Work
“Shakespeare Film and the Media of Translation”
Feb. 2013. Smith College. Northampton, MA
Paper, Five College Film Studies Undergraduate Conference
Other Talks
“Plastic, Logic, & Time”
April 2016. Five College Digital Humanities. Amherst, MA
Lightning talk, Five College Digital Humanities Community Showcase
https://jeffreymoro.com/2016/05/03/showcase-plastic-logic-time/
“Digital Humanities / Digital Projects”
Jan. 2015. UMass Amherst. Amherst, MA
Talk, Applied Humanities Learning Lab
“The Space of Mexico City”
Sept. 2014. Five College Digital Humanities. Amherst, MA
Lightning talk, Five College Digital Humanities Kickoff Celebration

Awards + Grants

2017
SIGCIS Travel Subvention
For SIGCIS 2017
2017
Jacob K. Goldhaber Travel Award
From the University of Maryland, College Park.
Jacob K. Goldhaber Travel Grants help defray the expenses incurred by graduate students who are traveling to scholarly, scientific, or professional conferences to present papers, posters, or other scholarly material.
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 – 2015
Association for Computers and the Humanities Microgrant
For “The_Critical_Is: Mapping New Approaches to Videogame Pedagogy.”
ACH Microgrants support small projects engaging computer-assisted humanities research.
2014 – 2015
Five College Digital Humanities Project Grant
For “AIRLab (Aerial Innovation and Robotics Laboratory).”
5CollDH Faculty/Staff Grants support projects that cultivate the humanities and arts through digital innovation.
2012 – 2013
Pease (Lane) Research Fellowship for Creative Artists
For No Wind Blows Against the Pines
Pease (Lane) Fellowships provide financial and research support for students interested in using historical and rare source materials towards projects in the arts.
2012 – 2013
Alpha Delta Phi Grant
For “Shakespeare Film and the Media of Translation.”
ADP Grants from the Amherst College Dean of the Faculty support undergraduate thesis research.
2012
Gregory S. Call Undergraduate Summer Research Grant
For No Wind Blows Against the Pines
Call Summer Research Grants support intensive undergraduate research experience during summer terms at Amherst College.

Teaching + Events

Courses taught
Media Archaeology, Climate Change, and the Digital (Non)humanities
Jan. 2016. Smith & Amherst Colleges. Northampton & Amherst, MA
https://ecomedia.jeffreymoro.com
A week-long course exploring the material history of computational technologies and how media studies might respond to climate change and the Anthropocene.
E.LIT / NET.ART: An Extraordinarily Brief History of Digital Literature, 1975 – 2015
Jan. 2015. Smith College. Northampton, MA
https://elit.jeffreymoro.com/course
A week-long course on electronic literature and Internet art, exploring key pieces throughout the medium's history while providing students critical and historical vocabularies for engaging with born-digital work.
Practicing Digital History
Jan. 2014. Smith College. Northampton, MA
A week-long course on planning, managing, and executing digital research projects.
Workshops led & Events organized
The New Rigor: Linking digital scholarship to useful structures of support & evaluation
AY 2015 – 2016. Amherst College. Amherst, MA
http://thenewrigor.5colldh.org
Five College Digital Humanities Undergraduate Fellowship Workshop
Jan. 2015. Amherst College. Amherst, MA
Five College Digital Humanities Kickoff Celebration & Workshops
Sept. 2014. Amherst College. Amherst, MA
Five College Digital Humanities Speaker Series
AY 2014 – 2015 (6 speakers), AY 2015 – 2016 (5 speakers). Amherst College. Amherst, MA
Five College Digital Humanities Student Symposia
April 2014, May 2015, April 2016. Smith & Amherst Colleges. Northampton & Amherst, MA
Guest Lecture & TA
ENGL-456: Ghosts in Shells?: Virtuality and Embodiment from Passing to the Posthuman
Fall 2015. Amherst College. Amherst, MA
TA. Taught by Marisa Parham.
ENGL-277: Videogames and the Boundaries of Narrative
Spring 2015. Amherst College. Amherst, MA
TA. Taught by Marisa Parham.
ARX-340: Capstone Seminar for the Archives Concentration
Feb. 2015. Smith College. Northampton, MA
Guest lecturer. Taught by Kelly Anderson.
ENGL-338: Shakespeare
Nov. 2013. Amherst College. Amherst, MA
Guest lecturer. Taught by Anston Bosman.

Digital Projects

— Major Projects —
2014 – 2015
The_Critical_Is
PI, http://gaming.thecritical.is
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 – 2015
AIRLab (Aerial Innovation and Robotics Laboratory)
PI, http://airlab.5colldh.org
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.
2014 – 2015
The Space of Mexico City
Consultant, http://5colldh.org/spaces-of-mexico-city
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.
2013 – 2016
E.LIT / NET.ART
Curator & Organizer, http://elit.jeffreymoro.com
An introduction to and exploration of electronic literature and Internet art, comprising pop-up IRL and URL galleries, workshops, and a screening program.
— Minor Projects —
2015 – Present
Still Life in Digital: Black Life, Trauma, and Social Media
Collaborator, http://stilllife.mp285.com
In collaboration with Marisa Parham: essays, maps, and interactive visualizations on Black life, trauma, and social media.
2015 – 2016
The Recirculator
PI, http://recirculator.jeffreymoro.com
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.

Membership + Service

Membership
Modern Language Association
Association for Computers and the Humanities
Society for Textual Scholarship
Service
Information Technology Advisory Committee. University of Maryland, College Park, 2016 – Present.

Creative

2012 – 2013
No Wind Blows Against the Pines
Creative, Director & Author
A new play based on the Noh plays Pining Wind and The Sumida River.
2012
Two Winds
Creative, Director & Choreographer
A dance-theater piece in collaboration with Skye Landgraf & Morgan Brown.
2011 – 2013
Shakespeare on the Quad Theater Company
Creative, Co-founder & Producer
Produced crowd-funded productions of Shakespeare plays for local audiences.

Skills

Webdev HTML, CSS/SASS, PHP, cPanel, twarc, CartoDB, Jekyll, Javascript, Twitter API, D3.js
Social Media & Branding Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Rebelmouse, Google Analytics
Around the Office Microsoft Office, Apple iWork, Google Apps, Mailchimp, Formstack, Trello, Slack, Basecamp
Presentation & Media Production Twine, Camtasia, iMovie, Prezi, LaTeX
Project Management Git/GitHub, Acquia
CMS Wordpress, Drupal, Moodle, Tumblr
Markup TEI

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