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Left of Black Season 3, Episode 1 | Race and the Digital Humanities

09/26/2012 11:04 am ET | Updated Nov 26, 2012

Host and Duke University Professor Mark Anthony Neal is joined via Skype by Howard Rambsy II, Associate Professor of English Language and Literature and Director of the Black Studies Program at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, and Jessica Marie Johnson, a Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Richards Civil War Era Center and African Research Center at Penn State University.

Neal, Rambsy and Johnson discuss the "Digital Humanities," one of the current academic buzzwords, and the double-bind that the Digital Humanities can present for scholars working within the context of Race, particularly within Black Studies.

Rambsy is the author of The Black Arts Enterprise and the Production of African-American Poetry (University of Michigan Press) and the curator of SIUE Black Studies. Johnson is the curator of Diaspora Hypertext & African Diaspora, Ph.D.