Elena M’Bouroukounda is a M.Arch student and a University Administrative Fellow in the Center for Digital Humanities.
"My UAF is in the Center for Digital Humanities. My mentor is Jim Casey and together, he, myself and another UAF are working on the organization of a crowd-sourced digital archiving project that will take place on Douglass Day in February of this coming year. My work with the Center for Digital Humanities has challenged me to situate my disciplinary training (as an architect) and fascination with archiving in conversation with higher education pedagogy and university administration.
Digital Humanities are unique in that they are inherently interdisciplinary, requiring the participation of many disciplines in the development of multi-modal information models. The understanding of its function is often difficult to grasp through the lens of specialized academia. Through this fellowship, I have gained a new perspective on how administrators can be mediators between academics and segmented academic departments and progressive pedagogical practice."