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Christina Boyles

Assistant Professor; Graduate Faculty
Email: cboyles@msu.edu
Office: Bessey Hall

Research Areas

Digital Humanities, Cultural Studies, Gender Studies, Environmental Humanities, Indigenous Studies, Multimodal Composition, Digital Pedagogy. 


Christina Boyles is an Assistant Professor of Culturally-engaged Digital Humanities at Michigan State University. Her research explores the relationship between disaster, social justice, and the environment. She is the director of the María Memory Bank, a project that works with community organizations across Puerto Rico and the Caribbean to collect and preserve stories about Hurricane María. She also is the co-founder of SurvDH, a community that explores the intersections between surveillance and the humanities. Her published work appears in Digital Humanities Quarterly, Bodies of Information: Feminist Debates in the Digital Humanities, American Quarterly, Studies in American Indian Literatures, and more.


Ph.D., Baylor University

Representative Work

“In Deep Water: Mapping Silko’s Discussion of Water Scarcity in the Southwest Studies in American Indian Literatures. 30.2 (Fall 2018).

“Water is Life: Ecologies of Writing and Indigeneity.” Studies in American Indian Literatures. 30.2 (Fall 2018). Authors: Christina Boyles and Hilary Wyss.

“Precarious Labor in the Digital Humanities.” American Quarterly. 70.3 (Fall 2018). Authors: Christina Boyles, Anne Cong-Huyen, Carrie Johnston, Jim McGrath, and Amanda Phillips.

“Counting the Costs: Funding Feminism in the Digital Humanities.” Feminist Debates in the Digital Humanities. Eds. Jacqueline Wernimont and Liz Losh. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2019.

Research or Academic Affiliations


Social Media

Twitter: @clboyles