Visualizing Precarious Lives in “Torn Apart / Separados”

Center for Public Humanities
, Lecture Room

How can digital humanities be used to respond rapidly to humanitarian crises? What are the considerations for undertaking this work with vulnerable communities? This talk examines these questions throughTorn Apart / Separados, a digital humanities project that used data storytelling to respond to the United States’ government’s “zero tolerance” and family separation immigration policies. 

Roopika Risam, Assistant Professor of English at Salem State University.

This event is part of “Reading, Resisting, and Reimagining The Map,” a series of events that ask us to think about the uses of maps, data, and visualizations in the stories we tell about place, identity, and migration. Events hosted by the John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage, the Brown University Library Center for Digital Scholarship, and the John Carter Brown Library.

Friday, November 2nd, 12-1pm: “Before There Were Lines Along the Rio Grande” (John Carter Brown Library, MacMillan Reading Room)

Tuesday, November 6th, 3-4pm: “Thinking Critically About Data” (Digital Scholarship Lab in the Rockefeller Library; registration required)

Reading, Resisting, and Reimagining The Map