August 4th, 2016, it was the night before a scheduled protest in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and I was warned by neighbours to stay in-doors due to potential violence. The following morning, I noticed that my WhatsApp and overall Internet connection …

The Internet Blackout Tracker (IBT): Who is Disconnected? Read more »

Greetings! First things first: after studying food blogs for almost five years now, I find it difficult to compose a public-facing textual greeting without thinking of the bloggers I study. Someone like Sarah B. of the popular blog My New …

“All the technical stuff”: Looking differently at solitary study Read more »

I am not writing this blog post from my cubicle in the Sherman Centre but from the Mount Scopus campus of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. During my 2018–2019 graduate residency, I secured an Azrieli International Postdoctoral Fellowship at the …

From Sherman Centre Project to Postdoctoral Fellowship Read more »

In this post, I want to share the algorithm that I learnt in Stylometry with R course in the Digital Humanities Summer Institute summer school in Victoria. So, first of all, what is Stylometry? One of the formal definitions says …

A stylo way of textual analysis Read more »

My work creating a relational database on incidents of racialized violence in the postemancipation South has involved a great deal of thinking about how we define violence and resistance. Too often these terms are loosely defined – if they are …

Resistance, Racialized Violence, and Database Design (Part 2) Read more »

Systemic marginalization of communities of colour and the mirroring of this marginalization in online and digital spaces is a problem for civic engagement and more generally democratic process. My research seeks to use a Critical Race and Technology theoretical lens …

The Development of a Localized MediaWiki Server for Digital Archiving Using Community Based Democratic Content Moderation Read more »

In a digital humanities project, the most important task is the one that is also the easiest to neglect: the documentation of the research process. Documenting the process is important because it preserves the hard-won insights, trials, and most importantly, …

Documenting the Research Process: Keeping Track of Higher-Order Concerns Read more »