We are excited to announce that Juliette Levy and Angel Nieves will be giving keynote talks as a part of the Immersive Pedagogy conference.

Juliette Levy, presented on “How Not to be a Replicant: working towards a useful VR” at 9am on Thursday the 27th  in Studio A of CMU’s Hunt Library.

Juliette Levy is Associate Professor of History at the University of California, Riverside.  In her work with the UC Innovative Learning Technology Initiative, she has created multiple online courses, a learning game (http://digitalzombies.ucr.edu) and a VR learning module that is currently in beta.   In the field of Latin American history, Dr. Levy’s work explores informal and pre-banking forms of finance and credit. Her book “The Making of a Market: Credit, Notaries, and Henequen in Yucatan, 1850-1900” was published by Penn State University Press in 2012.  She is working on a second book on early employee credit unions in Mexico, AND co-directs MX.digital, in a collaboration with colleagues at CIDE – Mexico, a digital database of Mexican historical statistics, and platform for data visualizations.

Angel Nieves, presented on Developing a Social Justice Framework for Immersive Technologies in Digital Humanitiesat 9am on Friday the 28th  in Studio A of CMU’s Hunt Library.

Angel David Nieves, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of History and Digital Humanities at San Diego State University (SDSU) in the Area of Excellence in Digital Humanities and Global Diversity. He was Associate Professor and Co-Director of the Digital Humanities Initiative (DHi) at Hamilton College (2008-17). Nieves’s 3D digital edition entitled, Apartheid Heritages: A Spatial History of South Africa’s Township’s (http://www.apartheidheritages.org) brings together modelling, immersive technologies and digital ethnography in the pursuit of documenting human rights violations in apartheid-era South Africa (Stanford University Press, under consideration). He recently completed a new book project entitled, An Architecture of Education: African American Women Design the New South, with the University of Rochester Press for their series “Gender and Race in American History” (June, 2018). Nieves is also currently working on a new volume in the Debates in the Digital Humanities Series (w/Senier & McGrail) and recently completed work on a special collaborative issue of American Quarterly (Fall 2018) on DH in the field of American Studies. He serves on the Modern Language Association’s (MLA) Committee on Information Technology (2016-19). He sits on the Boards of the New York State’s Humanities Council (2017-20) and the Society for American City and Regional Planning History (2018-21). Nieves (2017-18) was Presidential Visiting Associate Professor at Yale University in the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program and an affiliate in the Yale Digital Humanities Laboratory (DHLab).