Digital Scholars Institute at Mary Washington

I’m blogging this time in English after a few months of Spanish-only, to share with my non-Spanish-speaking colleagues some of my work and ideas about digital scholarship as I practice it. This semester I’ve been participating in Mary Washington’s Digital Scholars Institute a group of faculty interested in digital issues related to… Continue…

Un dominio propio

Todos tenemos una identidad digital, lo queramos o no. Las revelaciones escandalosas recientes de Edward Snowden nos confirmaron que desde nuestras comunicaciones diarias, hasta nuestras transacciones financieras, nosotros y nuestros metadatos son todos identificables, y que muchas entidades—desde las agencias gubernamentales como la NSA, las compañías privadas como Facebook o… Continue…

Is this the “future of the book”?

This blog post is about a particularly alarming situation in my university’s library, my reaction to it, some musings about what it might mean for my institution and others like it, and also what it might mean for us as educators and readers. I am not intending in this blog… Continue…

In Defense of (Academic) Language Study

I recently finished teaching a Spanish 101 course during our university’s first summer school session. My course was full, mostly with students from my institution working on the language requirement for our general education curriculum, which requires that students complete coursework or otherwise prove competency (AP scores, for example) at… Continue…