Angel David Nieves

Angel David Nieves

Angel David Nieves (SDSU; returning) is Associate Professor of History and Digital Humanities at San Diego State University (SDSU) in the Area of Excellence in Digital Humanities and Global Diversity. He was, most recently, Associate Professor and Co-Director of the Digital Humanities Initiative (DHi) at Hamilton College (2008-2017). Nieves’s 3D digital edition entitled, Apartheid Heritages: A Spatial History of South Africa’s Townships brings together modelling, immersive technologies and digital ethnography in the pursuit of documenting human rights violations in apartheid-era South Africa (Stanford University Press, under consideration). He recently completed a new book project entitled, An Architecture of Education: African American Women Design the New South, with the University of Rochester Press for their series “Gender and Race in American History” (June, 2018). Nieves is also currently working on a new volume in the Debates in the Digital Humanities Series (w/Senier & McGrail) and on a special collaborative issue of American Quarterly (2018) on DH in the field of American Studies. He serves on the Modern Language Association’s (MLA) Committee on Information Technology (2016-2019). He sits on the Boards of the New York State’s Humanities Council (2017-2020) and the Society for American City and Regional Planning History (2018-2021). Nieves (2017-2018) is Presidential Visiting Associate Professor at Yale University in the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program and is an affiliate in the Yale Digital Humanities Laboratory (DHLab).

At the Shifting (the) Boundaries Symposium, Angel David Nieves will present: Blended Methods for 3D Digital Editions & the Black Spatial Humanities: 'Messy-Thinking and Writing' of Apartheid-Era Crimes in the Digital Humanities.


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