CLIR/DLF Postdoctoral Research Associate in Data Curation for African American Studies
The postdoctoral research associate will lead efforts to curate digital collections focused on African American activism and cultural expression in Houston. The position is a result of a successful joint grant application by CERCL, the Fondren Library, and Woodson Research Center to the Council on Library and Information Resources Postdoctoral Fellowship program, for which Rice will be a host institution.This fellowship presents a unique opportunity to hone expertise in community archiving and data curation, as well as to work with local organizations such as Black Lives Matter Houston, the Community Artists Collective, and groups addressing the legacy of convict leasing in managing their own digital collections.
Portia D. Hopkins
Portia D. Hopkins holds a doctorate in American Studies from the University of Maryland, College Park. As the CLIR/DLF Postdoctoral Research Associate in Data Curation for African American Studies at Rice University she will teach workshops, conduct outreach about data curation to African American activist groups in Houston, assess and inventory local data collections and develop best practices documents on curating data. She will also participate and consult in the data curation, digital humanities, and African American studies communities at Rice and across Houston.