2014-15 HASTAC Scholars

Heather Draxl
Participant , University of Iowa , Language, Literacy & Culture
Heather Draxl is a PhD candidate in Language, Literacy & Culture. Her research focuses on the intersection of public scholarship, civic engagement, first-year composition, and technology. She currently works as an instructional technology consultant at Iowa and teaches composition at Kirkwood Community College. She is also interested in social justice issues related to access to technologies, as well as flipping classrooms and making instructional videos, particularly those that teach language or literacy.
Raven Maragh
Participant , Univeristy of Iowa , Communication Studies
Raven Maragh is a first-year doctoral student at the University of Iowa in Communication Studies. Her research interests include social media and racial and gender performance. Her master's thesis focused on the phenomenon of 'acting white' on Twitter. She conducted in-depth interviews and content analyses of participants' tweets. She is particularly interested in the online presence and presentation of self in this respect. The focus on the internet as a fluid environment undergirds her approach to understanding technology and social media as an ever-evolving interface, experience, and space...