Marisa Elena Duarte portrait

Marisa Elena Duarte

Meditations on the Screen: How the Archives Around Us Remind Us Who We Are (Abstract)

Monday, October 26, 12:15 PM – 1:45 PM (EDT)
Moderator: Joel A. Blanco-Rivera (Profesor-Investigador, Escuela Nacional de Conservación, Restauración y Museografía)

Dr. Marisa Elena Duarte is a professor in Justice and Social Inquiry at the School of Social Transformation at Arizona State University. Her 2017 book, Network Sovereignty: Building the Internet Across Indian Country, is about how through the build-out of Internet infrastructure, tribes also strengthen their capacity to exercise sovereignty over the national regulatory aspects of Internet and telecommunications. Duarte also writes about Native and Indigenous uses of social media, and the social effects surrounding the digitization of Indigenous knowledge. She currently teaches courses on justice theory and digital activism for the School of Social Transformation, and also teaches courses on Indigenous Methodologies and Learning Technologies for Native Education for the Center for Indian Education at Arizona State University.

Tonia Sutherland portrait

Tonia Sutherland

Data, Death, and Dignity: Reflections on Archives and the Digital Afterlife (Abstract)

Wednesday, October 28, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM (EDT)
Moderator: Patricia Garcia (Assistant Professor, University of Michigan School of Information)

Dr. Tonia Sutherland is assistant professor in the Department of Information and Computer Sciences at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa where she is also the director of the SOURCE Hawaiʻi research and community engagement lab. Prior to joining the faculty at UHM, Sutherland was an assistant professor in the College of Communication and Information Sciences at the University of Alabama. Sutherland holds a PhD and an MLIS from the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Computing and Information (formerly the School of Information Studies), and a BA in history, performance studies, and cultural studies from Hampshire College. Global in scope, Suther­land’s research focuses on entanglements of technology and culture, with particular emphases on critical and liberatory work within the fields of archival studies, digital studies, and science and technology studies (STS).

Sutherland’s work critically examines the analog histories of modern information and communication technologies; addresses trends of racialized violence in 21st century digital cultures; and interrogates issues of race, ritual, and embodiment in archival and digital spaces. In her work, Sutherland focuses on various national infrastructures—technological, social, human, cultural—addressing important concerns such as gaps and vagaries; issues of inclusivity and equality; and developing more liberatory praxes. Sutherland is the author of Digital Remains: Race and the Digital Afterlife (forthcoming). She is a faculty affiliate of the Center for Critical Race and Digital Studies at New York University and a member of the Center for Critical Internet Inquiry (C2i2)’s Scholar’s Council at UCLA.


Margaret Hedstrom

The Provenance and Perversion of Curation (Abstract)

Friday, October 30, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM (EDT) 
Moderator: Wendy Duff (Professor and Dean, University of Toronto Faculty of Information)

Dr. Margaret Hedstrom is the Robert M. Warner Collegiate Professor of Information at the University of Michigan where she teaches in the areas of archives, collective memory, and digital curation. She was PI for two large NSF-sponsored projects: SEAD (Sustainable Environments – Actionable Data) and an IGERT traineeship called “Open Data” that investigated tools and policies for data sharing and data management across multiple disciplines. She was a member of the Board for Research Data and Information, National Academy of Sciences and chaired the National Research Council study committee on Data Curation Workforce and Education Issues. She has served on numerous national and international boards, including the National Digital Strategy Advisory Board to the Library of Congress, the Advisory Committee on Historical Diplomatic Documentation, U.S. Department of State, the ACLS Commission on Cyber-Infrastructure for the Humanities and Social Sciences and the International Scientific Advisory Board to the CATCH program, NWO, the Netherlands. She holds earned a MA in Library and Information Science and MA and PhD degrees in History form the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Hedstrom is a fellow of the Society of American Archivists and recipient of a Distinguished Scholarly Achievement Award from the University of Michigan for her work with archives and cultural heritage preservation in South Africa.

Land Acknowledgment
The University of Michigan is located on the traditional territory of the Anishinaabe people. In 1817, the Ojibwe, Odawa, and Bodewademi Nations made the largest single land transfer to the University of Michigan. This was offered ceremonially as a gift through the Treaty at the Foot of the Rapids so that their children could be educated. Through these words of acknowledgment, their contemporary and ancestral ties to the land and their contributions to the University are renewed and reaffirmed.