The University of Alabama Libraries and the College of Arts and Sciences are pleased to announce the appointment of Frances “Franky” Abbott to the position of Post-Doctoral Fellow in Digital Humanities, a dual appointment in the University Libraries and the Frances S. Summersell Center for the Study of the South, in the Department of History. Ms Abbott is completing her doctoral work at Emory University’s Graduate Institute of Liberal Arts. Her dissertation is entitled Black Migration to Atlanta: Popular Representation and Metropolitan Space, 1990-2011.
In this position, Ms Abbott will be focusing on continuing her research and expanding the outreach of the Alabama Digital Humanities Center, established in 2010 to support faculty digital research in the arts and humanities. She will bring to campus visiting experts in the digital humanities, consult with faculty on specific projects, plan and lead discussions and training workshops, engage faculty and graduate students in the use of digital technology in research and pedagogy.
We are delighted to have Ms. Abbott join us here at the university and look forward to working with her to advance the digital humanities and the study of the South at the University of Alabama. She will begin her fellowship in early June.