Affiliates

Katherine Hepworth

Co-Director

Katherine started working at the The Reynolds School in the summer of 2013. Prior to this she worked as a graphic designer and educator in Melbourne, Australia. Her interdisciplinary research combines traditional academic research skills with insights and techniques learned through professional graphic design practice. She has two research tracks: firstly, tracking power relationships past and present through visual evidence, secondly, trends in the use of digital technology in higher education classrooms. Katherine earned her Ph.D. from Swinburne University of Technology in Australia. Her dissertation involved an interdisciplinary graphic design and political science history that incorporated more than 200 historical artifacts and more than 1000 illustrations.

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Christopher Church

Co-Director

Christopher joined the History Department at UNR in 2014. He is a cultural historian and digital historian of the French colonial world who specializes in disasters, nationalism, and social movements in the 19th and 20th centuries. He employs new methods from data science and the digital humanities to answer age-old questions about the relationship between citizens, the public sphere, and the state. He is currently completing my first book, Paradise Destroyed: Catastrophe and Citizenship in the French Caribbean (under contract, University of Nebraska), which explores the impact of natural and man-made disasters in the late nineteenth-century French Antilles. Christopher earned his PhD in history from the University of California, Berkeley, and his intellectual interests include colonialism, citizenship, and environmental history, as well as databases, GIS, scripting, and web design.

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Kari Barber

Kari is an assistant professor of electronic media at the Reynolds School of Journalism at UNR. Her research interests lie in digital storytelling and nonlinear narrative. Her current project, Struggle & Hope, combines traditional documentary filmmaking and participatory web documentary in a project that explores the remaining historically all-black towns in her home state, Oklahoma. Prior to coming to UNR in 2013, Kari worked on numerous documentaries including two investigative documentaries for the PBS show Frontline. The web portion of Struggle & Hope was recognized with a “Best in Competition” award in the Interactive Media division of the Broadcast Education Association and “Curator’s Choice” at the International Digital Media and Arts Association. Kari holds an MFA in Film and Electronic Media from American University in Washington, D.C.

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Struggle & Hope

Amy Hunsaker

Amy J. Hunsaker is the Digital Initiatives Librarian at the University of Nevada, Reno where she provides leadership in the development and management of digital collections in collaboration with other Library and University departments. Amy earned a Master of Library Science degree from the University of North Texas, and began her professional career managing and creating digital collections at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Previously a musician, Amy is also the Music Subject specialist at UNR and holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from UNLV. She is the Northern Nevada representative for the Digital Public Library of America, and works closely with the Mountain West Digital Library to harvest UNR digital collections through their portal. Amy’s research interests encompass a wide range of topics including 19th century art song, Nevada history, rural libraries and communities, and enhancing the academic student worker experience. Amy lives in Reno because she loves the region and its vibrant history, and she believes that UNR’s holdings are important assets to the State of Nevada and to researchers of Western United States’ history.

University of Nevada, Reno Digital Collections