More Plenary Speakers Confirmed

We are pleased to share that we have confirmed moderators for two more of the plenary panel sessions!

Cathy N. Davidson has agreed to moderate the Insight panel scheduled for Friday, October 16 and Adashima Oyo has agreed to moderate the Foresight I: HASTAC Scholars panel on Saturday, October 17.

We will be in contact with regional HASTAC scholars soon with information on how to apply to be part of the plenary discussion panel.

Cathy N. Davidson, a HASTAC cofounder, has directed or codirected HASTAC since its inception. She is a Distinguished Professor of English and the MA in Digital Humanities and MS in Data Analysis and Visualization at the Graduate Center, CUNY, where she is also Founding Director of the Futures Initiative. She has published some twenty books including, most recently, Now You See It: How the Brain Science of Attention Will Transform the Way We Live, Work, and Learn and The New Education:  How To Revolutionize the University to Prepare Students for a World in Flux, recipient of the 2019 Frederick W. Ness Book Award from the Association of American Colleges and Universities. She has served on the Board of Directors of Mozilla (2012-2018) and on the National Council of the Humanities as an appointee of President Barack Obama (2011-2017). She is 2016 recipient of the Ernest J. Boyer Award for Significant Contributions to Higher Education. In 2019, she keynoted the Nobel Prize Committee’s Forum on the Future of Education in Santiago, Chile. With Christina Katopodis, she is currently writing Transforming Every Classroom:  A Practical Guide (under contract to Harvard University Press, forthcoming, 2022).

Adashima Oyo is a PhD candidate in the Social Welfare program at The Graduate Center, City University of New York (CUNY). She earned both a Master of Public Health (MPH) and a Bachelor of Arts in English from Brooklyn College, CUNY. Her research interests explore the need for greater diversity in the public health workforce and its implications on reducing health disparities and achieving health equity. Specifically, her dissertation examines the recruitment, admission, enrollment and graduation of Black and Latinx students in schools of public health. Adashima’s other research interest explore the impact of the glaring lack of racial diversity among doctoral students, faculty and executive-level leadership in higher education. In addition to working as the Director of HASTAC Scholars, she is part of the adjunct faculty at New York University (NYU) and Brooklyn College, CUNY where she teaches courses about healthcare and developing research papers to undergraduate students. Adashima is a Futures Initiative Fellow, Silberman Doctoral Fellow, and Health & Human Services Fellow. #BlackScholarsMatter