Dr. Benjamin Miller and team win Year of Data and Society Grant for work on "Redressing Whiteness in a Crowdsourced Space"

headshot of Dr. Ben Miller

Dr. Benjamin Miller was the lead author on a grant from the Year of Data and Society entitled "Redressing Whiteness in a Crowdsourced Space: Networks of Support in Writing Studies." The funds will be used for a series of related initiatives: to bring Dr. Michelle Petty Grue to campus to lead a workshop on the importance of drawing attention to mentoring networks in higher education, especially for scholars of color; to facilitate a focus group on ways of translating such mentoring relationships into scalable data for visualization, and the ethical implications of data design choices; to enhance the data structures and user experience on the Writing Studies Tree academic genealogy site; and to support incentives for a data gathering sprint to aggregate local knowledge about mentoring relationships into a shared location for public use. Other members of the project team include Dr. Khirsten Scott, digital scholarship librarian Gesina Phillips, and humanities data librarian Tyrica Terry Kapral. More information about the events coming soon! To get involved, please contact Ben at millerb@pitt.edu.