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About ohh_kei

I'm a New Jerseyan who loves to read, write, dance, hike, and learn. As the daughter of Puerto Rican migrants, I enjoy learning about different peoples and cultures. I look for narratives of migrants/immigrants that discuss struggles within immigration, identity formation, assimilation and being bi-cultural in the United States. I currently am pursuing my PhD in American Studies at Rutgers University.

Boricuas in the City Digital Project: Preserving Puerto Rican Memory and Space in New York City

In class we had to design our own grant proposals for a digital humanities project. Below is a brief explanation for my proposed project. Abstract:  The notion that Puerto Rican history is only available through an elective course in higher … Continue reading

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Thinking About Digital Spaces and Physical Spaces

It has been fun to think about what digital spaces are, what do they look like, and how are they created. As a person who is still learning about digital humanities and public humanities scholarship, Stephen Robertson’s “Putting Harlem on … Continue reading

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Access to Digital Humanities in Danger?

Our readings this week discussed the digitization of material that theoretically make information and knowledge more accessible to the public. I say theoretically because in practice various institutions are constrained with funding and publication contracts so they cannot digitize a … Continue reading

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Building Community with Social Media

This week’s reading were super interesting for me for many reasons- one being that I grew up with social media and witnessed the change of moving from Myspace to Facebook. The idea of social networks didn’t have a literal meaning … Continue reading

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The NYPL Community Oral History Project

  The New York Public Library’s Community Oral History Project is project guided by The New York Public Library’s profound effort to “document, celebrate, and make accessible” the history and culture that has shaped and developed New York City. The … Continue reading

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Making Sense of the Digital Public Humanities (Crisis?)

I have to be honest- I don’t know much about the digital public humanities. In fact, my lack of knowledge and desire to learn about making my work accessible in non-academic spaces led me to my graduate seminar: “Intro to … Continue reading

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