Taylor Thornton, formerly of Ottawa, is among eight PhD students receiving the University of Toronto’s Critical Digital Humanities Initiative.
The students represent a range of disciplines, and though their research varies widely, each project aligns with the CHH’s focus on forging a new paradigm of critical humanities scholarship emphasizing questions of power, social justice and critical theory.
The fellows will form a community of practice and will contribute to the broader CDHI community by participating in events, such as CDHI annual conference, Lightning Lunches and praxis workshops.
Thornton is a doctoral candidate working with Professor Max Friesen in the Department of Anthropology in collaboration with the Pitquhirnikkut Ilihautiniq/Kitkmeot Heritage Society and Carleton University’s Geomatics and Cartographic Research Centre, she is developing the “Inuinnait Archaeology Atlas,” a digital platform that will record the Inuinnait cultural landscape braiding together traditional Inuinnait knowledge and archaeological data.
She is the daughter of Edmund and Susan Thornton, of Ottawa.