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Newcomb Institute's Technology and Digital Humanities Lab promotes feminist leadership in technology-centered communities through student programming and digital scholarship

Faculty: Dr. Jacquelyne Thoni Howard


Dr. Jacquelyne Thoni Howard, the Administrative Assistant Professor of Technology and Women's History at Newcomb Institute, directs student programs within the Technology and Digital Humanities Lab and manages technology initiatives for Newcomb Institute. She advises the Women in Technology student organization and teaches courses in TIDES, Current Residential Learning Community, Digital Media Practices, and History departments. Dr. Howard manages grants for students to attend Grace Hopper Celebration for Women in Computing and to serve as HASTAC scholars. Dr. Howard also co-convenes with Sean Knowlton and Michael Griffith the Digital Engagement Consortium, a group of Tulane faculty and staff dedicated to increasing digital literacy and scholarship on campus. 

Dr. Howard is a co-founding editor with Dr. Clare Daniel of the guide, Feminist Pedagogy for Teaching Online, which they edit with Dr. Enilda Romero Hall, Dr. Liv Newman, and Niya Bond. 



At Tulane, Newcomb Institute faculty offers the following courses focused on technology and society:

  • TIDES course Gender and Technology Design, Dr. Jacquelyne Thoni Howard 
  • TIDES course Surveillance, Data, and Society, Dr. Jacquelyne Thoni Howard 
  • History course, Digital History, Dr. Jacquelyne Thoni Howard
  • School of Liberal Arts Summer Programs, Contagious Surveillance, Dr. Jacquelyne Thoni Howard
Partners and Projects

Geoff Dancy, "Transitional Justice Database Project”- Technologies: Airtable, Microsoft Access

Kate Adams & Susan Tucker, “Beautiful Sisterhood of Books Database Project” - Technologies: WordPress, Database Administration

Chris Oliver, “Plotting a Critical Visualization Media Lab” - Technologies: WordPress, Local host Development

Elizabeth McMahon, “Letters from Africa Project” - Technologies: WordPress, Database Administration

Vicki Mayer & Kelley Crawford, “Curation and ViaNolaVie Magazine” - Technologies: Adobe Photoshop

Tiffany Gonzalez, “Changing Representation: Tracing Latina Involvement in American Politics” - Technologies: WordPress, Tableau, Flourish

Eric Herhuth, “Animate Energies: Society for Animation Studies 32nd Annual Conference” - Technologies: Qualtrics

Clare Daniel & Desiree Boisson, “How Birth Outcomes Relate to Healthcare Provider Distribution in Louisiana: An Interactive Map” - Technologies: WordPress, Tableau

Jaelle Scheuerman, “Artificial Intelligence for Social Good”

Mirya Holman, “Mapping Politics, Intersectionality, and Equality in New Orleans Github”

Tony Weiss, “Macroeconomic Graphs A/V Project”

Kelsey Williams and Sally Kenny, “Kenya Reproductive Health Website”

Sue Mobley, “Sites of the Resistance”

Jaelle Scheuerman, “Engaging Community Stakeholders in Artificial Intelligence”

Roseanne Adderly, Ph.D., “Frances Joseph Gaudet Legacy Project”

Joan Jensen, “Junior Philharmonic Society of New Orleans”

Dan Sharpe, Ph.D. “The Music Box Village Videos”

    Call for Digital Scholarship Projects

    Newcomb Institute calls for the proposals of Digital Scholarship and Digital Media projects to sponsor. If selected, the Digital Research Internship Scrum team (a pre-selected group of undergraduates) will work on your project during the 2020-2021 year. 

    The Scrum Model: 

    To model standards in the technology industry, interns work on a scrum team, an agile framework. The team works together on multiple projects at a time. The week-to-week workflows are managed by Dr. Jacquelyne Howard.  

    If the proposal is accepted, the Product Owner will work with Dr. Jacquelyne Howard to create a project plan and work with the Product Developer Intern throughout the semester. The Product Developer will continuously communicate with the Product Owner about the team's progress. Owners will be invited throughout the semester to join the team meetings and open houses.


    Tulane faculty, graduate students, staff, or New Orleans community members who incorporate or want to incorporate computing into their research and advocacy work are eligible. As a Product Owner, you must be willing to:

    work within the Scrum model framework. 

    work with the product developer intern by providing feedback and answering any questions. 

    collaborate with Dr. Jacquelyne Howard to write a syllabus/project plan with goals, objectives, deadlines, and a sustainability plan. The project plan will be due by the first day of Fall classes.    

    allow Newcomb Institute to promote the project and interns' work through a digital poster and write-ups shared on social media and the Technology and Gender zine and website.

    provide acknowledgment of Newcomb Institute in any publications and websites relating to the project.

    Project Criteria

    The project proposal must meet one or more of the criteria listed below. This criterion has been modified from the National Endowment for the Humanities:

    • creating or enhancing experimental, computationally-based methods or techniques that contribute to the humanities, sciences, or community; 
    • pursuing scholarship that examines the history, criticism, and philosophy of digital culture and its impact on society, or explores the philosophical or practical implications and impact of digital scholarship or gender and STEM; or
    • revitalizing and/or recovering existing digital projects that promise to contribute substantially to scholarship, teaching, or public knowledge.

    This program accepts proposals throughout the semester on a rolling basis. To apply, send a 100 word proposal to Jacquelyne Thoni Howard, Ph.D. (jhoward8@tulane.edu), or reach out for more information.