Jessica Bardill

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  • Postdoctoral Fellow
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Website: ais.illinois.edu

My research background is in English with emphases on science studies and indigenous studies, and I currently work within an American Indian Studies program and with genomics/genetics colleagues as well. My interest in the humanities is primarily related to my belief that literature helps us to imagine alternative possibilities for our world, and I believe that technology can enable such alternatives and their creation. I also think technology is essential not only to our research, but to teaching now and in the future. I have recently contributed to a web-based resource guide and am interested in how such productions are useful to communities. Finally, I think that the integration of technology and humanities capacities can really demonstrate why humanities matter today (instead of just trying to articulate an argument for our continued existence), and I am committed to such applied uses of education.