Queen Stevenson and Nadejda Webb present their project.
Fellowship: Project Proposal
"Digital humanities marries two things that many scholars like to put at odds with each other and technology and the humanities have more in common than we might think. I am thankful that, through this dean’s fellows’ project, I was able to push past my fear and learn about an emerging and necessary field within the realm of scholarship." — Queen Stevenson
Queen Stevenson and Nadejda Webb developed and tested a phone tree that will help older adults, and other communities, in local and far-flung locations typically marginalized by the digital divide, to use their telephones to listen to, interact with, and contribute to our Voices from Our America (VFOA) and Wisdom of the Elders (WOE) digital archives. The fellows coded the questions and decision paths using Neo4j, a graph database, to visualize and analyze the phone tree.
Queen Stevenson is a junior in the College of Arts and Science, where she is majoring in communication studies. In addition to being a Library Dean's Fellow, she is also the opinion editor of The Vanderbilt Hustler and the vice president of Vanderbilt's African Student Union. Queen hails from Antioch, a Nashville suburb, and attended nearby Martin Luther King, Jr. Magnet High School. In her free time, she enjoys reading books and spending intentional time with friends and strangers alike, always asking questions. She hopes to one day become a speechwriter.