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Arizona State University
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mathematics, quantification of death, quantification of life, quantified self, activity tracking, pedometers, death counts, mortality, digital humanities
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About Me

The quick version:
Jacqueline Wernimont, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of English and Digital Humanities

Jacqueline Wernimont 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 Nexus: A digital research co-op and is a fellow of the Global Security Institute.

jacqueline(dot)wernimont(at)asu(dot)edu and/or jacque(dot)wernimont(at) | @profwernimont

The more informative narrative version:
I am a founding co-Director of the HS Collab and an assistant professor of English at Arizona State University, where I specialize in literary history, feminist digital media, histories of quantification, and technologies of commemoration. I direct our new Graduate Certificate program in Digital Humanities. I am an active part of the FemTechNet collective. My other affiliations include ASU’s School of Social Transformation, School for the Future of Innovation in Society, School for Film, Theater, and Dance, Synthesis, the Center for Cybersecurity and Digital Identity, the Nexus Lab for Transdisciplinary Informatics and Digital Humanities, and the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies.

I am part of several collaborative projects, each of which is in my projects section. My book, Numbered Lives: Life and Death in Quantum Media (MIT Press, 2018) traces long histories (21st century to 16th century) of particular technologies like wearable devices, body measurements, and body counts.

With Elizabeth Losh I also co-edited the forthcoming (fall 2018) Bodies of Information: Feminist Debates in Digital Humanities, which is part of the University of Minnesota Debates in Digital Humanities series.

I took a Ph.D. and M.A. in English Literature from Brown University and a B.A. in English from the University of Iowa, where I also studied Molecular Biology. I cut my digital humanities teeth at the Brown University Women Writers Project, where I began as an encoder and later worked as the project manager and textbase editor. Prior to ASU, I taught at Harvey Mudd College as a fellow and visiting assistant professor and at Scripps College as an Assistant Professor of English.

I can be reached at Jacqueline.Wernimont(at)asu(dot)edu or on twitter @profwernimont

Recent Publications
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Country Focus
USA, UK, Europe
Expertise by Geography
United Kingdom, United States, Western Europe
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2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Expertise by Topic
Colonialism, Material Culture, Science, Technology, Women