the team


Alex Gil is Senior Lecturer II and Associate Research Faculty of Digital Humanities in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Yale University. He is currently senior editor of archipelagos journal. He has been a prolific producer and contributing team member of many recognized digital humanities projects and scholarly software including, Torn Apart/Separados, In The Same Boats, and more recently, (Un)Silencing Slavery.

Kaiama L. Glover

Kaiama L. Glover is Ann Whitney Olin Professor of French and Africana Studies and Director of the Digital Humanities Center at Barnard College, Columbia University. She is the author of A Regarded Self: Caribbean Womanhood and the Ethics of Disorderly Being (Duke University Press) and of Haiti Unbound: A Spiralist Challenge to the Postcolonial Canon (Liverpool UP 2010), among other works. Glover is founding co-editor of archipelagos journal, and founding co-director of the digital scholarly project In the Same Boats.

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Kelly Baker Josephs is Professor of English at the University of Miami. She is the author of Disturbers of the Peace: Representations of Insanity in Anglophone Caribbean Lit­erature (2013), and coeditor of The Digital Black Atlantic (2021). Josephs is the founder and former editor of sx salon: a small axe literary platform, and manages The Caribbean Commons website.

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In her role as Associate Director, Andreína Soto provides leadership and coordination in the planning and implementation of the Caribbean Digital Scholarship Collective grant. Andreína is a Doctoral candidate in History from UC Santa Barbara. Her research intersects Latin American history, African diaspora studies, and digital humanities to examine how people of African descent contested and reshaped institutions, norms, and imperial geographies during the early modern period. She is also part of Neogranadina, a digital humanities non-profit devoted to the preservation and promotion of historical heritage in Latin America.

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Mirerza González Vélez's teaching and research interests focus on the cultural and social role of communication in the articulation of imagined identities. At the present time she is especially interested in the cultural and critical aspects of digital humanities, digital preservation and audiovisual artifacts in the Caribbean and its diasporas.

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Nadjah Ríos Villarini received her doctorate and master’s in Linguistic Anthropology from the University of Texas at Austin. Currently, she works as an Associate Professor at the University of Puerto Rico, College of General Studies. Her academic interests are oriented to issues of language and power, language attitudes and policy in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean. More recently, she has worked in collaboration with Casa Pueblo, Fundación Culebra and Archivo Histórico de Vieques in developing community archives from a participatory perspective.