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Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
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mascots, sports history, digital history, native american history
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About Me

Dr. Jennifer Guiliano is a white academic living and working on the lands of the Myaamia/Miami, Pokagon Band of Potawatomi, Wea, and Shawnee peoples. She currently holds a position as Associate Professor in the Department of History and affiliated faculty in both Native American and Indigenous Studies and American Studies at IUPUI in Indianapolis, Indiana.

She received a Bachelors of Arts in English and History from Miami University (2000), a Masters of Arts in History from Miami University (2002), and a Masters of Arts (2004) in American History from the University of Illinois before completing her Ph.D. in History at the University of Illinois (2010).

She has served as a Post-Doctoral Research Assistant and Program Manager at the Institute for Computing in Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (2008-2010) and as Associate Director of the Center for Digital Humanities (2010-2011) and Research Assistant Professor in the Department of History at the University of South Carolina. She most recently held a position as Assistant Director at the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities at the University of Maryland where she also served as an adjunct instructor in the Department of History and the Digital Cultures program in the Honor’s College.

Dr. Guiliano served on the Executive Council (2013-2016) and as president of the organization (2016-2018) for the Association for Computing in the Humanities (ACH). She is  co-director with Trevor Muñoz of the Humanities Intensive Teaching + Learning Initiative (HILT) and as co-author with Simon Appleford of, a resource for digital humanities project development.

An award-winning teacher and scholar, Dr. Guiliano published her monograph Indian Spectacle: College Mascots and the Anxiety of Modern America, which traces the appropriation, production, dissemination, and legalization of Native American images as sports mascots in the late 19th and 20th centuries. She is also completing a co-authored work Getting Started in the Digital Humanities (Wiley & Sons) and the Primer for Teaching Digital History (Duke University).

Recent Publications

Indian Spectacle: College Mascots and the Anxiety of Modern America (New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, March 31, 2015).

“Difficult Heritage and the Complexities of Indigenous Data.” In Amelia Aker and Tanya Clement eds. Data Cultures, Cultures as Data Special Issue, Journal of Cultural Analytics, August 13, 2019. doi: 10.22148/16.044

Towards a Praxis of Critical Digital Sport History.” In Mary McDonald, Jennifer Sterling, and Murray Phillips eds. Doing Sport History in the Digital Present Special Issue, Journal of Sport History 44:2 (Summer 2017), 146-159.

Jennifer Guiliano and Mia Ridge, eds. The Future of Digital Methods for Complex Datasets. Special Issue, International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing (IJHAC) 10:1 (Spring 2016).

Professionalization.” In Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities: Concepts, Models, and Experiments, edited by Rebecca Frost Davis, Matthew K. Gold, Katherine D. Harris, and Jentry Sayers. New York, NY: Modern Language Association, MLA Commons, 2015.

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
18th century, 19th century, 20th century, 21st century
Expertise by Topic
Computational, Indigenous Peoples, Race, Sports