Diversity Month Speaker Series, plus “a major award!”

a keynote slide showing an image of a punk rocker next to a status update

Slide from my talk “Fashion and the Threads of Digital Literacy”

I don’t think I ever posted here that last Spring, I was honored to receive the UT Dallas Office of Diversity and Community Engagement’s award for “Inclusive Excellence and Intercultural Teaching”. This award was particularly meaningful to me because it was selected based on student nominations. There is a writeup of the awards dinner here.


As one of the faculty members honored at the Office of Diversity and Community Engagement’s Diversity Awards Gala, I received a follow up honor this Fall, when I was asked to be part of the speaker series for UT Dallas’ Diversity Month. The other speakers presented on topics such as world religions, aging and cultural diversity, and cross-cultural communication.

My talk was entitled, “Fashion and the Threads of Digital Literacy.”  The abstract reads

In recent years, discussions of digital divides have expanded to include digital literacies. Dr. Knight will discuss Fashioning Circuits, a public Humanities project. In Fashioning Circuits digital literacies are fostered through diverse and inclusive environments in which participants learn coding and critical making from a Humanities perspective.

You can download a .pdf file of my talk or a zip file of the keynote files.  (.pdf) (.zip) The presentation material is licensed under a Creative Commons Non-commercial Attribution Share-Alike license.

Thanks to the UT Dallas Office of Diversity and Community Engagement for this opportunity to talk about my work with the wider campus community. And for this great clock and other goodies!

silver clock engraved with the name of my talk

Clock awarded to me for speaking as part of the Diversity Month lecture series

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