Artist, Writer, Academic
My name is Taylor Faires. Right now, I am currently working towards my Masters in Information Science at the University of Michigan School of Information. My academic and artistic careers have led me down many paths, but I am specifically dedicated to working with topics such as gender, the environment, technology, and performance. I'm excited to see what's in store next!
I graduated from Barnard College in the Spring of 2019 with a degree in Political Science and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. I finished up my time at Barnard with two major projects: my political science capstone project and an independent study project conducted in Southern Ecuador. Both of these projects looked at the intersections of power when it comes to development and humanitarian aid.
Upon graduating, I pursued a post-baccalaureate fellowship at the Barnard Digital Humanities Center where I fell in love with the library community. Through my fellowship, I published my own research project, The Girl, The Myth, The Fanfiction on Scalar. This project explores the performative aspects of fan-generated content. In addition to pursuing my own research, I organized events, taught workshops on digital tools, and worked with professors to help better integrate digital pedagogy into their courses
Outside of the classroom, I enjoy writing, hiking, theatre, and music. To check out my projects, both academic and artistic, check out the projects page!