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Scholars invited to attend, present at Digital Ethnics forum

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          KINGSVILLE (November 7, 2018) — Three faculty members from Texas A&M University-Kingsville participated in the Digital Ethnics Studies Forum entitled New Storytellers, held at University of Nebraska-Lincoln.


          Dr. Alberto Rodriguez, assistant history professor, gave the keynote with Dr. Shearon Roberts, assistant professor of mass communication at Xavier University and Dr. Roopika Risam, assistant professor of English and secondary English education at Salem State University.


          Texas A&M-Kingsville was among 10 colleges and universities that were invited to select two emerging and innovative scholars to attend the forum. Drs. Aniruddha Mukhopadhyay and Craig Meyer, assistant English professors at A&M-Kingsville, also were chosen as participants in the forum.


          At the forum, they were part of teams thinking critically about digital ethnic studies and working in groups to develop new digital projects. The theme of the forum centered on thinking about and working toward answering two questions—what is needed to advance digital ethnic studies and what stories in this field are suited for the digital medium.


          Participants also took part in a series of workshops where they formed teams to think through new projects and address how digital tools could be best used to tell those stories and engage their audiences.



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