Dr. Tonia Sutherland is assistant professor in the Library and Information Science Program in the Department of Information and Computer Sciences at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. Global in scope, Sutherland’s critical and liberatory scholarship in the fields of archival studies, digital studies, and science and technology studies (STS) examines analog histories of modern information and communication technologies; interrogates entanglements of technology and culture; and engages the latest work at the intersections of communities, memory, and technology. Sutherland is a faculty affiliate of the Center for Race and Digital Studies at NYU and the author of Digital Remains: Race and the Digital Afterlife (University of California Press, under contract) which addresses trends of racialized violence in 21st century digital cultures and interrogates issues of race, ritual, and embodiment in archival and digital spaces. Sutherland holds a PhD and an MLIS from the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Computing and Information (formerly the School of Information Studies), and a BA in history, performance studies, and cultural studies from Hampshire College.
Courses taught: Curating the Digital Afterlife: Analog Histories and Digital Futures, 2022