Bryan Carter

Professor, Africana Studies

Director, Center for Digital Humanities

Member of the Graduate Faculty

Professor, Applied Intercultural Arts Research - GIDP

Dr. Bryan Carter received his Ph.D. at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He is currently the Director of the Center for Digital Humanities and an Associate Professor in Africana Studies, at the University of Arizona. He specializes in African American literature of the 20th Century with a primary focus on the Harlem Renaissance. His research also focuses on Digital Humanities/Africana Studies. He has published numerous articles on his doctoral project, Virtual Harlem, an immersive representation of a portion of Harlem, NY as it existed during the 1920s Jazz Age and Harlem Renaissance. Dr. Carter’s research centers on how the use of traditional and advanced interactive and immersive technologies changes the dynamic within the learning space. Dr. Carter has completed his first book, entitled Digital Humanities: Current Perspectives, Practice and Research through Emerald Publishing, and has completed his second manuscript through Routledge Press, entitled AfroFuturism: Experiencing Culture Through Technology (June 2022). His current work has also led to exploring the African American, and expatriate experience through immersive and augmented technologies using handheld devices and wearable technologies.

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Prerequisite Courses

A willingness to learn new and exciting technologies and platforms and work with diverse clients and co-workers

Majors Considered

Computer science, film, television, media, graphic arts, animation, 3D modeling, architecture, game design, data visualization, robotics. The Center for Digital Humanities is a research incubator where small teams of students work on real-world projects, often with diverse communities, to empower those whose voices have been marginalized.

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Start Date

January 2023

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