Community in the Making: Intersectionality and Interdisciplinary Participation in the University Makerspace




Elam, Jessica R.

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This presentation for the 2018 Digital Frontiers Annual Conference is part a panel session, "Building Supportive Communities: Methods and Perspectives on Promoting Inclusivity, Intersectionality, and Interdisciplinarity in the Digital Humanities." This panel’s central theme is support in the digital humanities: how do we build and maintain open, inclusive, and supportive communities for our students, underrepresented groups, a broad range of interdisciplinary practices, and fellow scholars. In this segment, the panel chair opens with a presentation on three years of participant observation in cultivating diverse, inclusive communities in the university makerspace. She demonstrates successful methods in providing access to and literacies with emerging digital technologies through digital pedagogies involving experimentation, free play, and hands-on learning.



makerspace, digital humanities, interdisciplinary, technologies, digital pedagogies


Elam, J. R. (2018). Community in the making: Intersectionality and interdisciplinary participation in the university makerspace [Conference presentation]. Digital Frontiers Annual Conference, Lawrence, KS, United States.


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