Symposium Fellows are selected via a competitive award process at WSU and UI. Fellows include faculty and graduate students interested in expanding their work with digital scholarship tools, projects, and processes.


Brian Stack

Ph.D. Student, History
Washington State University

Graduate Student History Blog

Brian Stack is a fourth year PhD candidate in history at Washington State University. He also completed his MA thesis at WSU. His research has focused on issue of sexuality, animal abuse, and local and university histories. As a graduate student he has worked to help bring history to the broader public through creating a graduate student history blog which has publisher on local, national, and international histories.

Erin James

Associate Professor, English
University of Idaho

Digital reading and narrative

James is examining how new means of digital reading and the sheer volume of content consumption is changing the cognitive processes of narrative comprehension, and hopes to engage with text-analysis techniques that can inform and reflect this evolving relationship between reading and narrative.

Jeremiah Sataraka

Ph.D. Student, Cultural Studies and Social Thought in Education
Washington State University

Ocean Critical Race Theory

Jeremiah Cho Sataraka is a PhD candidate in the Cultural Studies and Social Thought in Education program. He is from Tacoma, WA with parents from South Korea and American Samoa. After receiving his bachelor’s degree from Whitworth University through the Act Six Leadership & Scholarship Initiative, he worked for Act Six through AmeriCorps, the Posse Foundation in Chicago and at Whitworth University. His dissertation focuses on developing a new theoretical framework called Ocean Critical Race Theory.

Katrina Eichner

Assistant Professor, Sociology and Anthropology
University of Idaho

Fort Davis Archaeology Project

Eichner studies the processes of racialization on the American frontier and hopes to explore ways to engage the public in her research in the Fort Davis Archaeology Project (FODAAP), creating new means to explore difficult to access archeological sites, artifacts, and human stories.

Molly Carney

Ph.D. Student, Anthropology
Washington State University

Columbia Plateau ethnobotanical database

Molly Carney is a PhD candidate in the Department of Anthropology. Broadly, she is an environmental archaeologist, with research interests in past human-plant relationships and human experiences within both natural and built environments. Her fellowship project creates a digital ethnobotanical database documenting the plants used and managed by Columbia Plateau cultural groups. She plans on drawing on archaeological, ethnographic, and modern traditional knowledge in creating and maintaining this resource. This database will help document traditional and evolving livelihoods for the people who lived and continue to live in this region, and may be a resource for researchers, managers, and a teaching tool.

Ricky Baldridge

Master student, English
University of Idaho

Building bridges in public discourse

Baldridge is interested in learning more about text data and analysis to pursue research about public discourse in contentious issues such as climate change in social media. Inspired by the interdisciplinary work starting in Confluence Lab, he hopes to apply literary theory alongside the methodologies of other fields to 'explore possibilities for building bridges through polarized discussions'.