HASTAC has had a great number of dedicated, talented, and thoughtful staff members pass through our ranks throughout the years. Our co-directors and current staff members are listed below. Our staff alumni continue to have a profound influence on the network; they are listed at the bottom of this page.

HASTAC Administrative Staff

Cathy N. Davidson

HASTAC Co-Founder and Co-Director

Cathy N. Davidson co-founded HASTAC in 2002, served as Director until 2017, and continues to serve as Co-Director. Davidson is Distinguished Professor of English and Director of the Futures Initiative at the Graduate Center CUNY and Ruth F. DeVarney Professor Emerita of Interdisciplinary Studies at Duke University. She is also Co-Director of the CUNY Humanities Alliance in partnership with LaGuardia Community College and funded by the Mellon Foundation. Davidson is a renowned scholar of cultural history and technology, has published over twenty books and is the author, most recently, of The New Education: How To Revolutionize the University to Prepare Students for a World in Flux (Basic Books. 2017).

Jacqueline Wernimont

HASTAC Co-Director

Jacqueline Wernimont, Co-Director of HASTAC beginning in July 2017, is an anti-racist, feminist scholar working toward greater justice in digital cultures. She writes about long histories of media and technology—particularly those that count and commemorate—and entanglements with archives and historiographic ways of knowing. She is a network weaver across humanities, arts, and sciences. This work includes co-directing HASTAC and ASU’s Human Security Collaboratory. She also runs the Nexus Digital Research Co-op and is a fellow of the Global Security Institute at Arizona State University.

HASTAC Staff, Graduate Fellows, and Student Workers

Adashima Oyo

Position: Executive Director, The Futures Initiative & Director of Programs and Administration, HASTAC

Jackie Cahill

Position: Futures Initiative Program Coordinator, Editor of the HASTAC Newsletter

Nikki Stevens

Position: HASTAC migration manager

Bio: software engineer & open-source contributor thinking about engineering ethics and the politics of open source participation.

Shaun Lin

Position: HASTAC Scholars Co-Director

Bio: Shaun is pursuing a Ph.D in geography at the CUNY Graduate Center, where his research interests include immigrant communities, food and foodways, and abolition geography.

Hilary Wilson

Position: HASTAC Scholars Co-Director

Bio: My research examines histories and theories of economic development and the role of urban governance in (re)producing socio-spatial inequalities along the lines of race, gender, and class.

Chris McGuinness

Position: Web Developer, the Futures Initiative and HASTAC

Staff Alumni

HASTAC has had a great number of dedicated, talented, and thoughtful staff members pass through our ranks throughout the years. The HASTAC network would not be what it is today without the energy, commitment, and wide-ranging contributions of our colleagues. Our deep thanks to former colleagues, listed below, who have moved on to influence the landscape of teaching and learning in new and important ways.

Kitana Ananda
Fiona Barnett
Marco Bastos
Anna Rose Beck
Jennifer Byron
Scott Caddy
Yolanda Choo
Anastasia Cossette
Hilary Culbertson
Mandy Dailey
Jade E. Davis
Dharmin Dholiya
Michael Dorsch
Michael Epstein
Brinker Ferguson
David Theo Goldberg
Raven Gomez
Sheryl Grant
Liz Grumbach
Allison Guess
Nancy Holliman
Kaysi Holman
Zoë Jones
Jenn Kinney
Julia Kulla-Mader
Erin Lamb
Michelle Morales
Jessica Murray
Anh Nguyen
Mark Olsen
Demos K. Orphanides
Erin Parish
Mike Rifino
Katina Rogers
Danica Savonick
Rosita Scerbo
Kristan Shawgo
Ruby Sinreich
David Sparks
Maritess Steffen
Jennifer Stratton
Lisa Tagliaferri
Jonathan Tarr
Frances Tran
Siqi Tu
Brett Walters
Chad Weinard
Kalle Westerling