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Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
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American history, 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 is currently working on a number of research projects including, but not limited to: a series of co-authored articles on land grant institutions and their relationship to Indigenous dispossession; a series  of co-authored articles on international digital humanities; and an National Endowment for the Humanities-funded project to develop cultural heritage tours with partners throughout the state of Indiana as part of the Discover Indiana digital public project.

In 2020, Jennifer received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program award to serve as Research Chair in Digital Humanities at the University of Guelph.  Dr. Guiliano will join researchers in Fall 2021 exploring digital methods of publishing and linking data on the internet through immersion in the Linked Infrastructure for Networked Cultural Scholarship (LINCS) project. She seeks to understand how the way we conduct research in digital processes informs and privileges certain types of knowledge and ways of knowing. Her research asks how the use of technology in the research and production of historical knowledge structures our engagement with indigenous communities. She also seeks to consider how linked open data as a method might offer researchers the possibility to decolonize archives that were assembled in the process of colonialization.

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).

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.

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).

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