Program Director of Digital Arts, Sciences, & Humanities
Benjamin is the Program Director of Digital Arts, Sciences, & Humanities (DASH) for the University Libraries at the University of Minnesota.
Benjamin holds a B.A. in Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature (summa cum laude, 2007) and a Ph.D. in American Studies (2013) from the University of Minnesota. He has published in The American Historian, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Ethnic and Racial Studies, Natural Hazards Observer, and Television and New Media as well as volumes from Intellect, the University of Chicago Press, and Johns Hopkins University Press. His current research focuses on racial discrimination in risk assesment technologies. Previously, Benjamin served as the Director of Digital Learning Initiatives at the University of Pennsylvania, where he also taught in the Department of History and the Department of History & Sociology of Science.
Ph.D., American Studies
University of Minnesota
B.A. (summa cum laude), Cinema & Media Studies, Cultural Studies, and Sociology
Selected Presentations & Publications
"Race and Place at the City Limits: Imaginative Geographies of South Central Los Angeles" in Ethnic and Racial Studies (2017)
"A Pedagogy that Spans Semesters" in The Chronicle of Higher Education (2016)
"Can Capitalists Protect the Nation from Capitalism? Assessing Risky Business's American Climate Prospectus" with Matthew Scheider-Mayerson in Natural Hazards Observer (2015)
"The Flipped U.S. History Classroom: A Roundtable Discussion" in The American Historian (2014)
"The Culture Industry, New Media, and the Shift from Creation to Curation; or, Enlightenment as a Kick in the Nuts" in Television and New Media (2014)