David Theo Goldberg

David Theo Goldberg, Ph.D., is the Director of the University of California Humanities Research Institute, the University of California system-wide research facility for the human sciences and theoretical research in the arts. He also holds faculty appointments as Professor of Comparative Literature and Criminology, Law and Society at UC Irvine, and is a Fellow of the UCI Critical Theory Institute. Professor Goldberg’s work ranges over issues of political theory, race and racism, ethics, law and society, critical theory, cultural studies and, increasingly, digital humanities.

Mimi Ito

Mizuko (Mimi) Ito is a cultural anthropologist, studying youth new media practices in the US and Japan. She oversees research activities of the Digital Media and Learning Hub and is developing a research area focused on interest-driven learning. She is a Professor in Residence at the UC Humanities Research Institute, and has appointments at the Department of Informatics and the Department of Anthropology, and is the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Chair in Digital Media and Learning at UC Irvine. http://www.itofisher.com/mito

Claudia Caro Sullivan

Claudia Caro Sullivan is a developmental psychologist and educator specializing in creating innovative multidisciplinary initiatives for children, teachers, and parents. She holds an Ed.M in Human Development and Psychology from Harvard Graduate School of Education and a Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences from University of California, Irvine. As Assistant Director of the Digital Media and Learning Research Hub, Claudia is in charge of development, execution, and evaluation of project activities and events for the DML Hub. To view her portfolio, visit www.claudiacaro.com.

Mimi Ko Cruz

Mimi Ko Cruz joined the Digital Media and Learning Research Hub in 2014 with more than two decades of experience in communications. She has worked as a journalist, including 14 years at the Los Angeles Times, and as a higher education public information officer, including eight years at Cal State Fullerton. Her work has earned a number of awards over the years. As communications manager for the Hub, an initiative of the UC Humanities Research Institute based at UC Irvine, she is responsible for public and media relations and publications, as well as for overseeing content

Jamieson Pond

Jamieson joins the Digital Media and Learning Research Hub as the Research Community Manager. He brings eight years of experience in public affairs from serving in the military, which includes two deployments overseas. Jamieson holds a master’s degree in communication from the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Mariko Oda

Mariko Oda is an administrative professional with many years of experience in corporate and educational entities. She assists Mimi Ito and her digital media and learning team on administrative matters and project management.

Anita Centeno

Anita Centeno joins the Digital Media and Learning Research Hub as Projects Administrator working primarily with the Connected Learning Research Network assisting in program management with administrative functions covering planning, budgeting, proposal development, and delivery of program services.  Most recently she worked as Program Coordinator at UC Irvine Humanities Collective.

Amanda Wortman

Amanda joins the Digital Media and Learning Research Hub as the Data Manager. Building on her experiences as a statistician at the Center for Research on Information Technology and Organizations (UC Irvine) and a program coordinator at a local education nonprofit, Amanda serves as the data and research coordinator for the Hub¹s research projects. She holds a Masters degree in Demographic and Social Analysis from UC Irvine.

Alexander Cho

Alex is a postdoctoral scholar with the Connected Learning Research Network at UC Irvine’s Digital Media and Learning Hub. He received a Ph.D. in media studies from the Department of Radio-TV-Film at the University of Texas at Austin, where he researched how LGBTQ youth of color use Tumblr to express themselves and their political viewpoints. Alex’s research interests include how young people use social media and their relationship with issues of race, gender, and emotion. As a cultural anthropologist, his research method is qualitative, immersive, and ethnographic. He is the author or co-author of chapters in

James McMillan

James McMillan manages all technical needs for UCHRI, the DML Hub, and visitors to the Institute. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies from Sonoma State University.

Anh Nguyen

Anh Nguyen earned his B.S. in Computer Science at California State University, Fullerton. He works with UCHRI’s web applications, website development, and FastApps, a web -based application used to manage applications for grants administered by UCHRI, the UC Humanities Network, and the Digital Media and Learning Competition.