About Ashley

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Ashley R. Sanders is Vice Chair of the Digital Humanities Program at UCLA. She holds a Ph.D. in History with a specialization in Digital Humanities from Michigan State University and a B.S. in both History and Mathematics from Western Michigan University.  A comparative colonial historian, her research explores the development of settler colonies in the United States and French Algeria.  Her first publication, “A Study of the Teaching Methods of High School History Teachers,” appeared in The Social Studies, a peer reviewed journal, in 2008. Her most recent publications include a chapter on building a DH program, which will appear in the latest book in the Debates in DH series, Institutions, Infrastructures at the Interstices (forthcoming), a maturity framework for DH centers (http://bit.ly/ECAR-DH), and the University of Nebraska Press is currently considering her historical manuscript, “Between Two Fires: The Origins of Settler Colonialism in the United States and French Algeria,” for publication. Her first Digital Humanities book project, entitled, “Visualizing History’s Fragments: A Computational Approach to Humanistic Research,” is under consideration with Emerald Press (London, UK).  In addition, she has begun work on her third book entitled, “Imperial Margins: Ethnicity, Gender, and Identity in Ottoman-Algeria, 1518-1837.”  She has also served as a full-time author for GradHacker, an Inside Higher Ed blog, and the Cultural Heritage Informatics blog.

To learn more about her historical research, check out her academic site, Colonialism Through the Veil. 

Ashley’s CV (opens in a PDF)

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