We are happy to report the results of our nomination process for renewals and vacancies on the CSDH/SCHN executive.
Incumbents Dominic Forest and Diane Jakacki stand unopposed for renewal in their positions of Vice-President French and Member-at-Large respectively.
Our society’s nomination for Treasurer is Jason Boyd, and our nomination for Graduate Student Representative is Arun Jacob. You will find their biographical statements below.
The executive will seek ratification of these nominees at our AGM at Congress 2017 in Toronto next month.
Jason Boyd for Treasurer
I am an associate professor of English at Ryerson University (hired as a specialist in digital humanities), and also teach in the Master of Digital Media and the Communication and Culture graduate program. I have leadership roles in the Ryerson Centre for Digital Humanities (co-director), Digital Scholarship Ontario (co-chair), and the Digital Humanities Summer Institute (assistant director). I regularly attend the CSDH/SCHN meetings at Congress (I first presented at the meeting in 2006), and am Program Chair and Local Area Coordinator for CSDH/SCHN at Congress 2017 at Ryerson. I would like the opportunity to serve the Society out of recognition of its role in facilitating my scholarly activities and network, and I hope my organizational experience and fondness for spreadsheets can be useful employed in the position of Treasurer.
Arun Jacob for Graduate Student Representative
Arun Jacob is currently pursuing his Masters in Arts (Work and Society) at McMaster University. He completed his Master of Professional Communication at Ryerson University in 2011. He acquired his Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Communication Studies, Cultural Studies and Critical Theory at McMaster University in 2010. Arun is an intersectional bricoleur who can be found in and around the Sherman Centre for Digital Scholarship. His research interests include but is not limited to critically analyzing digital labour, the fetishization of algorithms, critical technocultural politics, surveillance media technologies and in particular the dialectic between audience/entertainment and citizen/information.