Three CLAHS faculty members were awarded Digital Justice Seed Grants from the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS). English faculty members Sweta Baniya and Katrina Powell, also Director of the Center for Refugee, Migrant, and Displacement Studies, garnered support for “Towards Digital Justice: Developing U.S. Citizenship Application and Website with Refugees and Immigrants”; and Tyechia Thompson, an assistant professor in the Department of English, with Wallace Lages and Eric Lyon, received support for “Building an Institute for Empathic Immersive Narrative.” Brief descriptions of the projects are available here.

The Digital Justice Seed Grant program promotes and provides resources for newly formulated projects that diversify the digital domain, advance justice and equity in digital scholarly practice, and/or contribute to public understanding of racial and social justice issues.