Hello! I am Taylor Elyse Mills, a graduate student pursuing a dual degree JD & PhD in Philosophy at Michigan State University, with a certificate in Digital Humanities. In addition to my role as a student, I am a co-founder of the Undergraduate Network for Research in the Humanities (UNRH), an organization devoted to providing opportunities to undergraduates engaging with digital humanities research. My research interests are social justice oriented, including immigration advocacy and reform, critical technology studies, and anti/decolonial studies/epistemology. I draw from interdisciplinary approaches in continental philosophy, digital humanities, critical race theories, Latina feminisms, indigenous philosophies, and black feminist philosophies. I am also interested in pedagogy and aesthetics. I enjoy hiking, singing, music composition, and photography.
Hope College’s Andrew C. Mellon Scholars Program My story of encountering and working with Digital Humanities has been a long one, now five years long and counting. Reflecting on this journey has provided a unique lens on my own growth and development in the field. It all began with Hope College’s Andrew C. Mellon Scholars … Continue reading Reflecting on my DH Journey
Scholarly Communication I really appreciated the focus on the burden of Open Access on young and precariously-situated scholars. Regarding embargoing one’s dissertation, I agree with the AHA’s guidelines and considerations to at least let newly-minted graduate scholars choose for themselves whether or not they want to embargo. The bigger issue I see with this whole … Continue reading Scholarly Communications