Job Opportunity: California State University

Passing on a lovely opportunity sent to us from folks at California State University:

We would like to announce our digital humanities / visual studies job to members of the Black Digital Humanities Lab. Here is the information:

Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature, in digital humanities or visual studies.
The Comparative World Literature program at CSULB is excited to announce a new tenure-track position. We are looking for a colleague from any area within Comparative Literature with demonstrated research interests in digital humanities or visual studies. We are particularly eager to meet candidates whose intellectual work centers on one or more of the following: critical race theory, globalization / (de)colonization, digital diaspora, ecocriticism and environmental justice, carceral studies and / or (digital) surveillance studies, disability justice / technology, cyberfeminist critiques of race, gender, class etc. 

We invite applications from candidates who are dynamic teachers. The successful candidate will be able to teach classes across the program curriculum, including Digital Narrative and Culture. We seek flexible teacher-scholars willing to work across disciplines, innovate and update curricula in the program, and foster connections with other scholars of “the digital” across the university. The ideal candidate will mentor students and build our program through outreach and excellence in teaching. Our search prioritizes applicants who will contribute to a climate that values diversity in all its forms.

Please find the position description attached below. We would be grateful if you would post our job advertisement and / or forward it to any promising candidates. Thank you for helping us to get the word out!

The job description is available here, as well as an application link:

The Year Ahead: Plans for 2023-24

As the new school year kicks off, we are excited to continue supporting students through the development of this project - and we have some pretty exciting things planned for this coming year!

While we are still working on securing funding to do bigger projects, the success of our undergraduate work-study program and speaker series last year have helped us gather the following key insights:

We hope to continue supporting student projects in this coming year and anticipate hosting another presenter series in 2024. Interested in getting involved in some capacity? Get in touch with us at!

BDH Speaker Series featured on Faculty of Information Website!

Exciting news! The Faculty of Information, whose EDI office provided financial support for this speaker series, highlighted the Black Digital Humanities Speaker Series on their website!

Check out the article here!

Black Digital Humanities: A Reading List

Designing a research study requires first understanding the existing literature on a specific topic. Prior to running their workshops, our RAs engaged with a wide range of scholarship on Black Digital Humanities, Black Digital Studies, and Black Studies, at large.

We have created a Zotero group with the texts we have engaged with and this will continue to update through the summer as we progress through the project.

Interested in dipping your field in Black Digital Humanities? Here are some critical works in the field to get you started:
"Black Digital Humanities for the Rising Generation," Alanna Prince and Messina Cara Marta
"Making a Case for the Black Digital Humanities" in Debates in the Digital Humanities 2016, Kim Gallon
The Digital Black Atlantic, edited by Roopika Risam and Kelly Baker Josephs
"Toward a Critical Black Digital Humanities" in Debates in the Digital Humanities 2019, Safiya Umoja Noble