Kaiama L. Glover & Alex Gil

Digital Architecture | Design

Dennis Tenen
Brian Ballsun-Stanton
Juliet Ali

Institutional Partners

Columbia group for experimental methods in the humanities (xpmethod)
Columbia University Center for Digital Research and Scholarship
Digital Humanities Center, Columbia University Libraries

Special Acknowledgment

sx archipelagos is particularly grateful for the support we received from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Through its Digital Start-Up Grant program, the NEH provided much-needed resources for the multiple valences of experimentation and innovation undergirding this platform.


NEH Office of Digital Humanities
Columbia University Center for the Study of Social Difference
Barnard Committee on Online and On-Campus Learning

Kaiama L. Glover | editor

Kaiama L. Glover is Associate Professor of French and Africana Studies at Barnard College, Columbia University. She is the author of Haiti Unbound: A Spiralist Challenge to the Postcolonial Canon (Liverpool UP 2010), first editor of Marie Vieux Chauvet: Paradoxes of the Postcolonial Feminine (Yale French Studies 2016), and translator of Frankétienne’s Ready to Burst (Archipelago Books 2014). She has received awards and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Mellon Foundation, and the Fulbright Foundation. Current projects include forthcoming translations of Marie Chauvet’s Dance on the Volcano (Archipelago Books) and René Depestre’s Hadriana in All My Dreams (Akashic Books), and the multimedia platform In the Same Boats: Toward an Afro-Atlantic Visual Cartography.

Alex Gil | editor

Alex Gil is Digital Scholarship Coordinator for the Humanities and History at Columbia University Libraries. He collaborates with faculty, students and the library on the use of technologies on humanities research, pedagogy and scholarly communications. His research is focused on textual scholarship, digital humanities and Caribbean studies. Current projects include Ed, a foundation for sx archipelagos; the Open Syllabus Project; a geo-bibliography of Aimé Césaire; the Translation Toolkit; and, In The Same Boats, a visualization of trans-Atlantic intersections of black intellectuals in the 20th century. He is co-founder and active member of the Global Outlook::Digital Humanities initiative, Columbia’s Group for Experimental Methods in the Humanities, and the Studio@Butler at Columbia University.

Dennis Tenen | project architect

Dennis Tenen teaches English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. Tenen’s research happens at the intersection of people, texts, and technology. His recent work appeared on the pages of Computational Culture, boundary 2, and Modernism/modernity on topics that range from book piracy, to algorithmic composition, unintelligent design, and the history of data visualization. Tenen is a co-founder of Columbia’s Group for Experimental Methods in the Humanities. His first book, Plain Text: The Poetics of Computation, is forthcoming from Stanford University Press.

Brian Ballsun-Stanton | production editor

Brian Ballsun-Stanton (Ph.D. University of New South Wales, 2012) is currently a Research Associate at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. His research interests include exploring how people interact with and understand the nature of data and an investigation into the mechanics of ludic-narrative interactions in games. He is the Technical Director and Data Architect for the Field Acquired Information Management Systems (FAIMS) Project. Department of Ancient History