Serenity Sutherland

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Education: BS, Environmental Management & Technology, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY, 2010; BA, History & English, Creative Writing, Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY, 2006, Graduate Certificate in Women & Gender Studies, Susan B. Anthony Institute for Women & Gender, University of Rochester, 2014

Bio: Serenity Sutherland is currently a sixth-year History PhD student writing her dissertation on Ellen H. Richards. This project captures Serenity’s research interests of the history of women and gender, history of the environment, science and technology, and Progressive-era reform efforts.

Previous teaching experience includes courses at University of Rochester ‘s History department on the History of Food and Drink (HIS 159) and Sustainable Societies (HIS 194).  She also previously taught the History of Alcohol (WRT 105) and Scientific Controversies (WRT 105) for the Writing, Speaking & Argument Program, as well as Feminism, Gender and Health (WST/PH 206) for the Susan B. Anthony Institute for Women and Gender Studies. In Spring 2016 she will teach Intro to Digital Media Studies (DMS101).

Serenity currently holds the Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship in Digital Humanities. She is the Project Manager of the Seward Family Digital Archive with Professor Thomas Slaughter, as well as part of the website redesign team on the Reenvisioning Japan project with Joanne Bernardi.

Sutherland CV

Research Reports

The Seward Family Letters

By Serenity Sutherland
The Seward project is a documentary transcription project that focuses on the letters William Henry Seward’s family wrote to each other spanning a time period from 1820s to the 1870s. Seward is best known as United State Senator, governor of New York, Secretary of State to Lincoln and Johnson, and his final claim to fame, purchasing Alaska… more »

Blake Archive Forever

By Serenity Sutherland
As Mellon Fellows, Eitan, Chris, Eric and I have been semi-strategically embedded into a few faculty research projects that feature strong digital characteristics. We’re there to assist and learn as much as possible.. more »

Producing and Consuming Digital History

By Serenity Sutherland
At the American Historical Association’s annual meeting in early January, digital humanities and digital history projects were some prominent buzzwords around the Marriott and Hilton Hotels in the form of panels, presentations and small conversations…more »