Marisa Elena Duarte is an assistant professor with the School of Social Transformation at Arizona State University. Her work focuses on uses of digital technologies toward Indigenous resistance and endurance, from social media mobilization to social impacts of tribal broadband infrastructure. She is an affiliate faculty with the School for the Future of Innovation in Society at ASU, and American Indian Studies at ASU. She received an MLIS from the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC, a PhD from the Information School at the University of Washington, and served as a Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow in American Indian Studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She is also a member of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe.

Patricia Garcia is a research fellow at the School of Information at the University of Michigan. She conducts sociocultural research on technology with special interests in the creation of small-scale technologies along the Texas-Mexico border, the design and use of digital archival platforms, and the formation of online participatory cultures. She previously served as a postdoctoral scholar in the Center for Gender Equity in Science and Technology (CGEST) at Arizona State University where her work focused on developing critical literacies for interpreting digital media technologies that are grounded in feminist pedagogy and epistemology. In addition to the Human Security Collaboratory, Patricia is affiliated withPart.Lab, a research group at UCLA’s Institute for Society and Genetics studying modes of participation on the Internet, and the Nexus Lab, a digital humanities lab at Arizona State University promoting interdisciplinary collaborations that bring together humanities, science, and technology.

Patricia holds a Ph.D. and M.L.I.S. in information studies from UCLA, an M.A. in English from the University of Texas at Austin, and a B.A. from St. Edward’s University.

Jessica Rajko is a performer, choreographer and interdisciplinary digital media artist. As a practicing artist, her work with movement and digital media includes dance performance, dance for camera, electronic wearable design, audio/visual installation design and performance with movement-based media control. She has collaborated artists such as Mary Fitzgerald, David Therrien and Todd Ingalls and performed for artists such as Ann Ludwig, Ashleigh Leite, Nora Chipaumire and Charlotte Boye-Christensen. Jessica performed in Ashleigh Leite’s The Zoo at The Joyce Theater in New York City. She also developed an interactive installation for David Therrien’s Beautiful Light sculpture presented at Scotiabank Nuit Blanche Art Festival in Toronto Canada.

Jessica is the Co-Founder of urbanSTEW, a non-profit organization whose mission is to inspire and expand the relevance of digital arts in the community. Through urbanSTEW, Jessica has developed artist workshops, curated interactive art installations and created interactive, multidisciplinary artwork. urbanSTEW’s most recent work The Amyloid Project is an interdisciplinary work created in collaboration with ASU Physics Professor Dr. Sara Vaiana. The Amyloid Project fuses interactive art, dance, music and physics research to create this multifaceted artwork. The Amyloid Project was commissioned by Mesa Arts Center for their SPARK! Festival of Creativity. Mesa Arts Center also commissioned urbanSTEW’s award-winning work Intonarumori, which has been exhibited internationally.

Heather M. Ross is nurse practitioner, clinical researcher, and policy researcher in the areas of healthcare and medical devices.  She is a faculty member in the Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Arizona State University.  Her clinical research program focuses on implanted and wearable medical devices including patient-facing and clinician-facing technologies.  Her policy research focuses on the professional and social implications of biomonitoring technologies and biomedical technology innovation.  Her interdisciplinary collaborators include a broad variety of healthcare providers, engineers, natural scientists, artists, humanists, and social scientists.

Heather holds B.A. in Religious Studies from Yale University, M.S. in Nursing from Boston College, Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) from Arizona State University, and is a PhD graduand (May 2016) in Human and Social Dimensions of Science and Technology from Arizona State University.

Jacqueline Wernimont is an assistant professor of English at Arizona State University, specializing in feminist digital media, histories of quantification, and technologies of commemoration. Currently a Fellow of the Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics, she works on new civil rights in digital cultures with a particular emphasis on the long histories of our technologies and practices. She is an active part of the FemTechNet collective and is affiliated with the following ASU programs: the School for the Future of Innovation in Society, Synthesis Center, the Center for Cybersecurity and Digital Identity, the Nexus Lab for Transdisciplinary Informatics and Digital Humanities, and the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies.

Jacqueline holds a Ph.D. and M.A. from Brown University and a B.A. in English from the University of Iowa, where she also studied Molecular Biology.



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HSCollab was founded in 2014 by Rajko and Wernimont, who are part of the core team of ASU’s Global Security Initiative.