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Alex Gil

Digital Scholarship Librarian | Columbia University
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Alex Gil is the digital scholarship librarian at Columbia University Libraries. He collaborates with faculty, students, and library professionals in humanities research, pedagogy, and knowledge production that involves the use of advanced computation, digital media design, and network technologies. He is among the founders of several ongoing, warmly received initiatives where he currently plays leadership roles: He coordinates the Butler Library Studio at Columbia University, a tech-light library innovation space focused on digital scholarship and pedagogy; he is cofounder and moderator of Columbia’s Group for Experimental Methods in the Humanities, a vibrant trans-disciplinary research cluster focused on experimental humanities; and he is senior editor of sx archipelagos, a journal of Caribbean digital studies, and co-wrangler of The Caribbean Digital conference series. He is also founder and former chair of Global Outlook::Digital Humanities. His research interests include Caribbean culture and history, with a focus on twentieth-century poetry; digital humanities and technology design for different infrastructural and socio-economic environments; and, the relations of power and material extent of the cultural and scholarly record.

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