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.


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


Graduate Instructor
University of Maryland, College Park.
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.
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.


“Weird Ways of Seeing: Patrick Nagatani’s Nuclear Vision”
2 June 2018 • Los Angeles Review of Books

In Public

Conference Talks
“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
“Surfaces, Standards, Layers, Stacks: Towards a Platform Textuality”
May 2017 • Society for Textual Scholarship and MITH • College Park, Roundtable, 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

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, College Park. 2017.
Flagship Fellowship
From the University of Maryland, College Park. 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 + Events

Courses Taught
Academic Writing
University of Maryland, College Park. 2018.
Workshops Organized
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
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.


PresidentUMD Graduate English Organization. 2018–Present.
Technology ChairUMD Graduate English Organization. 2017–18.


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

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