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Education

PhD, Information Culture + Data Stewardship, 2015 – Present
School of Computing + Information, University of Pittsburgh

MLIS, Archives + Information Science, 2010 – 2012
Graduate School of Library + Information Science, Simmons College

BA, Creative Writing, 2004 – 2008
Carlow University

Grants, Awards, and Fellowships

H.W. Wilson Scholarship
University of Pittsburgh, 2018

HASTAC Scholars Program + Fellowship
November 2016 – October 2018

(re)Newport Game Design Pilot Award
Catalyzing Newport, January 2016

Early American Women’s History: Teaching from within the Archives
NEH Summer Institute, July 2015

Selected Publications

Gunn, Chelsea, S.E. Hackney, Alison Langmead, and Aisling Quigley. “Taking Responsibility for Our Data.” Journal of Cultural Analytics (forthcoming 2018).

Mattern, Nora and Chelsea Gunn. “Teaching Information Ethics: A Look at the Ethical Dimensions of iSchool Curricula.” Journal of Information Ethics (forthcoming 2018).

Gunn, Chelsea. “Fantasies of the Library.” Review of Fantasies of the Library, edited by Anna-Sophie Spring and Etienne Turpin. Contemporaneity 6 no. 1 (2017): 89-92.

Gunn, Chelsea. “Putting Personal Digital Archives in Context.” In The Complete Guide to Personal Digital Archiving, edited by Brianna Marshall, xi-xxii. Chicago: ALA Editions, 2017.

Gunn, Chelsea, Emily Powers Souza, Chris Tanguay, Kate Thornhill, and Emily Toner. “Sixteen Students, Fourteen Weeks: Building a Digital Library through Collaborative Learning.” In Proceedings of Querying the Library: Digitization and its Impact, edited by Mark Caprio, 44-56. Providence: Rhode Island College, 2014.

Grefe, Morgan, Elyssa Tardif, and Chelsea Gunn. “Rhode Island’s History and Heritage Sector: A Call for Collaboration and Investment.” RHODI Project white paper, 2013.

Selected Presentations

“Consenting to be (un)Seen: Personal Privacy Practice in the Digital Age.” Paper presented with S.E. Hackney and S.L. Nelson at the Cultural Studies Association annual conference, Pittsburgh, PA, May 2018.

“Self-Documentation + Self-Preservation: Incorporating a Punk Ethics into Archival Practice.” Paper presented at the Curating Resistance: Punk as Archival Method conference. University of California, Los Angeles, February 2018.

“I Do Not Think It Means What You Think It Means: Differing Conceptions of the Archive.” Panel participant with Caitlin Christian-Lamb, Jeannette Bastian, Aaisha Haykal, Kelly Kietur, and David Staniunas at the Society of American Archivists annual meeting, Portland, OR, July 2017.

“The Personal Computer as Archival Artifact and Collection.” Paper presented at the Keystone DH conference, Philadelphia, PA, July 2017.

“Mobile Media Storytelling in the Cultural Heritage Sector.” Paper presented with Aisling Quigley at the Keystone DH conference, Pittsburgh, PA, June 2016.

“Behind the Scenes of Place-Based Storytelling.” Paper presented at The New Tour conference, Providence, RI, September 2015.

“The RHODI Project: Assessing and Connecting Rhode Island’s History and Heritage Sector.” Paper presented with Elyssa Tardif at the Rhode Island Library Association Annual Conference, Newport, RI, June 2014.

“The State of Statewide Repositories in New England + How They Are Aggregating Special Collections.” Invited panelist at the New England Archivists Spring Meeting, Portsmouth, NH, March 2014.

“Sixteen Students, Fourteen Weeks: Building a Digital Library through Collaborative Learning.” Paper presented with Emily Powers Souza, Chris Tanguay, Kate Thornhill, and Emily Toner at the Querying the Library: Digitization and Its Impact Conference, Providence, RI, May 2013.

Selected Colloquia and Workshops

“Introduction to Storytelling with Twine.” Workshop given with Aisling Quigley in Digital Scholarship Services, Hillman Library, University of Pittsburgh, November 2017.

“Hypothes.is Web Annotation.” Workshop given with Aisling Quigley in Digital Scholarship Services, Hillman Library, University of Pittsburgh, February 2017.

“Decomposing Bodies to Data (after)Lives: Expanding Modes of Academic Research.” Colloquium presented with Alison Langmead and Aisling Quigley given to the History of Art + Architecture department, University of Pittsburgh, September 2016.

“Project Management Tools + Techniques.” Workshop given with Kate Joranson in the Visual Media Workshop, University of Pittsburgh, September 2016.

“Looking Back to Look Forward: Studying the Past to Illuminate the Present and Plan for the Future.” Invited panelist at MIY Studios, Providence, RI, May 2016.

“The History of Women in Rock.” Workshop and presentation given at Ladies Rock Camp, Pawtucket, RI, January 2014.

Selected Posters

“Sixteen Students, Fourteen Weeks: Building a Digital Library through Collaborative Learning.” Poster presented with Emily Powers Souza, Chris Tanguay, Kate Thornhill, and Emily Toner at the ASIS&T Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD, October 2012.

Selected Exhibitions

“Data (after)Lives: The Persistence of Encoded Identity.” Technical Associate for exhibition in the University Art Gallery, University of Pittsburgh, September – October 2016.

Selected Websites

“Decomposing Bodies.” Project website created with Aisling Quigley, 2016. https://sites.haa.pitt.edu/db/.

“Newportal.” Collections website created for the Newportal consortium. 2015. http://newportalri.org/.

Selected Teaching Experience

Preserving Digital Culture – Teaching Assistant
University of Pittsburgh, Spring 2018 + Spring 2016

Intellectual Property + Open Movements – Teaching Assistant
University of Pittsburgh, Summer 2017

Information Ethics – Teaching Assistant
University of Pittsburgh, Summer 2017

Research Data Management – Teaching Assistant
University of Pittsburgh, Spring 2017

Digital Humanities – Teaching Assistant
University of Pittsburgh, Summer 2016

Selected Professional Experience

Archivist + Manager of Digital Initiatives
Newport Historical Society, 2014 – 2015

Associate Archivist
The Digital Ark, 2011 – 2014

RHODI Project Coordinator
Rhode Island Historical Society, 2013 – 2014

RHODI Field Surveyor
Rhode Island Historical Society, 2012 – 2013

Library + Archives Intern
Salzburg Global Seminar, 2012

White House Photographs Digital Archives Intern
John F. Kennedy Presidential Library + Museum, 2011 – 2012

Microfilm Clerk
Carnegie Public Library, 2006 – 2008

Selected Service

On-site assistant and trainer, Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon, Carnegie Museum of Art, March 2018.

Program committee member, DLF Forum, Pittsburgh, PA, October 2017.

Editor-at-large, DH + Lib, 2016.

Editor-at-large, Digital Humanities Now, 2016.

Digital Public Library of America Community Rep, 2013 – 2014

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