Category: DH Council

Bryan Wagner

Bryan Wagner is Associate Professor in the English Department at UC Berkeley. He received a PhD from the University of Virginia before coming to Berkeley in 2002. His research focuses on African American expression in the context of slavery and its aftermath, and he has secondary interests in legal history and critical theory.

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Niek Veldhuis

Niek Veldhuis is Professor of Assyriology in the Department of Near Eastern Studies. His work concentrates on ancient Mesopotamian school texts (lexical texts) that taught scribal students how to read and write cuneiform (3,200 BCE - 0). He is on the steering committee of the Open Richly Annotated Cuneiform Corpus ( and is co-director of the Berkeley Prosopography Services (, in addition to serving on the Berkeley Digital Humanities Council.

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Jenn Stringer

Jenn Stringer is currently the Associate CIO for Academic Engagement and Director of Educational Technology Services at the University of California, Berkeley. She is responsible for the strategic direction of academic computing on the campus and for services that support classroom technologies and video capture and production, faculty instructional technology support, the campus LMS and student portal, and student computing.

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Greg Niemeyer

Born in Switzerland in 1967, Greg Niemeyer studied Classics and Photography. He started working with new media when he arrived in the Bay Area in 1992 and he received his MFA from Stanford University in New Media in 1997. At the same time, he founded the Stanford University Digital Art Center, which he directed until 2001, when he was appointed at UC Berkeley as Assistant Professor for New Media. At UC Berkeley, he is involved in the development of the Center for New Media, focusing on the critical analysis of the impact of new media on human experiences.

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Cathryn Carson

Cathryn Carson is a historian and ethnographer of contemporary science and technology. Before getting her PhD in history, she was trained in computational condensed matter physics. As Associate Dean of Social Sciences, she built D-Lab, which opened in 2013 and serves social scientists (and others) across campus doing data-intensive research. Her historical research is on Heidegger and science, including theoretical physics and conceptions of data and on risk and simulations in nuclear waste management.

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Edmund Campion

Edmund Campion is currently Professor of Music Composition and Director at the Center for New Music and Audio Technologies at the University of California, Berkeley. He has received the American Rome Prize, the Lili Boulanger Prize, The Paul Fromm Award at Tanglewood, the Goddard Lieberson Fellowship given by the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and, most recently, a Guggenheim Fellowship.

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