I’m Ericka, a first year graduate student studying digital humanities at Loyola University in Chicago. My road here has been a winding one–I studied English (literature) at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, then went north to NYU for a master’s in teaching English. I was a full-time classroom teacher for a decade, teaching American literature to high school juniors and writing at local community colleges, before heading back to school. I studied French at North Carolina State University, then was off to Lyon, France where I taught English at l’Université Lumière Lyon 2. I returned to NC in 2017, finished my French degree, taught high school English for one more semester, then landed at Loyola for this new adventure.
My interests in the digital humanities field include digital pedagogy and techno-sociology (particularly, how social media affects social movements, as well as the social implications of emerging technologies in the context of politics and political activism).
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