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David Kirk Digital Scholarship Commons

Graduate Student Opportunities

The DSC hosts two Graduate Research Fellowships meant to foster engagement with digital scholarship and pedagogy. DSC Grad Fellows will present on their work in Spring 2018.

(1) GSRship in Digital Pedagogy: The DSC Fellow (full year) leads the Undergraduate Digital Research Fellowship and works closely with the undergraduate fellows to create meaningful, creative, and critically sophisticated digital projects.

(2) GSRship in Digital Humanities: This DSC Fellow (one quarter) works with DSC staff to further their own digital research project.


There are currently NO OPEN positions.

2017 - 2018 Graduate Fellows

Stephanie Montgomery

Stephanie Montgomery

During the Winter 2018 Quarter, Montgomery created visual, interactive content for East Asia for All using Google Maps, Google Earth, and Timeline JS. From January to March 2018, as new episodes were released, Montgomery created interactive maps and timelines with quotes, images, recorded video interviews with scholars or listeners, and links to other educational resources which relate to the history behind the films, TV shows, or literature each episode discusses. Interactive media will be available on the East Asia for All website and social media accounts (Twitter: @EastAsia4All and Facebook).


Stephanie Montgomery is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of History focusing on twentieth-century China, especially the history of gender, sexuality, penology, and sexology. Her dissertation, “Gender, Criminality, and the Prison in China, 1928-1953,” examines the relationship between state visions of penal reform and actual conditions in women’s prisons in the coastal cities of Shanghai and Tianjin during a quarter century of political change encompassing Nationalist political control, Japanese occupation, civil war, and the early years of the People’s Republic of China. Montgomery co-hosts East Asia for All with classmate Melissa Brzycki. Beginning in 2017 and released monthly, East Asia for All introduces and contextualizes East Asian popular culture for English-speaking audiences and also features interview episodes with scholars of the region.


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Ebad Rahman

Edadur Rahman​Rahman works to develop the Undergraduate Digital Research Fellowship and mentor fellows in the DSC. His research interests and methodology are by necessity intersectional. He traces the ethics and ethos of the New Media arts/post-cinema and the corollary practices in south Asia by locating an art-historical trajectory outside the European art-history context(s) and contra "world art history"; the  pre-colonial; and resistance infrastructure of craft and ethno-technologies undergirding contemporary art practices. He also works to create evidential framework of the overlappings of art practices and cinema and the trafficking of the aesthetic of enfolding and unfolding between them. Through his work with the DSC, Rahman is experimenting with data visualization as a way to combine these diverse threads. Such an approach complements literary and critical techniques in order to theorize the invisibility of colonial (non-)subjects and their suppressed histories. 


Ebadur Rahman is a 2nd year PhD student in the Film and Digital Media department. He was the artistic director of Samdani Art Foundation; executive director, of New Media Film, Prism Media, Bangladesh; and also served as the executive editor of Depart, an English language art magazine coming out of Bangladesh. He has received the highest national award, for film, given by the government of Bangladesh. Also, he runs a publishing co-operative: BE Collective. Ebad was the first translator of Ferdinand de Saussure into Bengali; he, also, translated the works of Jean Cocteau, Pierre Jean Jouve, Henri Michaux  etc. Ebad's last film The Citizens of the Wombs, premiered in Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires as part of the program: Cinema Could be Other ( El Cine Es Otra Cosa); his first film, Atrocity Exhibition, inaugurated at the Festival de Cannes about which,Hollywood Reporter procalimed:"Pushing the envelope furthest is Atrocity Exhibition, showing in the Short Film corner...". His work Torture Talkies Trilogy, was part of a show in DOX--Centre for Contemporary Arts, Prague, Czech Republic, with Trevor Paglan,Laura Poitras etc. as part of an Exhibition: Modes of Democracy.

Recently, Ebad's monograph on Austrian artist and, thinker Elisabeth von Samsonow has been translated into German and published by Zeitkunst Niederösterreich, in collaboration with  Amt der Niederösterreichischen Landesregierung, Abteilung Kunst und Kultur, St. Pölten, Austria. He contributed an essay to The Postcolonial Museum: The Arts of Memory and the Pressures of History edited by Iain Chambers/Alessandra De Angelis/Celeste Ianniciello and published by Routledge. 

Ebad received transmission from venerable Buddhist teachers and, was trained in various monastic settings in Japan, Thailand, Burma, and with teachers like tetsugen Bernard Glassman sensei, Sasaki Roshi, and Nobel prize nominee Sulak Sivaraksa.