selected leadership/administrative responsibilities

at Harvard

  • Faculty co-director, Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society, 2012-.
  • Founder, faculty director, principal metaLAB(at)Harvard: 2011-.
  • Member, Electronic Communications Policy Committee (2016-2019).
  • Chair, Science Center Atrium and Cabot Library Redesign Committee (2013-2015).
  • Member, Film and Visual Studies Standing Committee, VES, (2013-).
  • Member, Faculty Council, (2011-2012).
  • Member, GSAS Policy Committee (2011-).
  • Member, Digital Arts and Humanities Committee (2011-).
  • Member of Faculty, Critical Media Studies (2011-).
  • Member, Advisory Board, The Institute for Applied Computational Science (2013-)
  • Member, Harvard Academic Computing Committee (2011-).

at Stanford

  • Founder and director, Stanford Humanities Lab: 1999-2009.
  • Director of Graduate Studies, French and Italian Studies 2007-2009.
  • Chairman, Department of French and Italian Studies: 1998-2001.
  • Director of Graduate Studies, Comparative Literature: 1997.
  • Chairman, Department of Comparative Literature: 1993-96.
  • Chair, Division of Languages, Cultures, and Literatures: 1994-95.
  • Member of Faculty Council of the School of Humanities and Sciences, 1992-96.
  • Chairman, Italian Studies: 1985-1987, 1988-1993.

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editorships and editorial boards

  • series editor and founder, metaLABprojects, Harvard University Press (2011-). Series launch spring 2014.
  • board member, OCR (Operational and Curatorial Research – Contemporary Art, Design, Techhnology, and Science), (2014-)
  • member of editorial board, Idee in Form@zione, (2015-)
  • member of editorial board, Italica, (2014-)
  • member of advisory board, TransPostCross, University of Bologna (2012-).
  • member of advisory board, Sensate – A Journal for Experimental Media Practice, Harvard U (2011-).
  • member of advisory board, Uomo Nero, Dipartimento di storia dell’arte e dello spettacolo, Università di Milano (2012-).
  • member of editorial board, Biblioteca di Architettura, L’Ornitorinco Edizioni, Milan (2011-).
  • member of advisory board, Iris, University of Edinburgh (2011-).
  • member of editorial board, Quaderni sull’opera d’arte contemporanea, et al. edizioni, Venice, Italy (2011-).
  • member of consulting board,  ARCADE: Literature, Culture and Society, an online journal and knowledge environment published by the Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages, Stanford U (2009-).
  • member of editorial board, REM. Ricerche su Educazione e Media / Research on Media and Education, (2009-).
  • member of advisory board, Modernism/modernity, (2014-).
  • editor and director of Harvard [formerly Stanford] editorial office, Modernism/modernity, (2002-2013).
  • member of editorial board, Modernism/modernity, (1994-2002).
  • member of editorial board, Vectors: Culture and Technology in a Dynamic Vernacular, electronic journal published by the USC Annenberg School of Communications (2004-).
  • member of editorial board, Stanford U Press (2003-2007).
  • member of editorial board, Literary Conjugations series, University of Washington Press (2003-).
  • member of international advisory board, Common Ground (Sydney/Victoria/New York), (2003-2007).
  • member of editorial board Palavra (Rio de Janeiro) (2003-).
  • member of advisory board, PMLA (1997-2000).
  • member of editorial board, L’Alighieri (2001-).
  • member of advisory board, Letteratura Italiana Antica (1999-).
  • editor in chief, Stanford Italian Review (1993-94).
  • associate editor, Stanford Italian Review (1985-93).
  • member of editorial board, Stanford Literature Review (1985-89).
  • member of advisory board, Dialoghi.  Rivista di Studi Italiani (1997-).
  • member of advisory board, Stanford Humanities Review (1993-2002).
  • consulting editor, Figurae: New Studies in Medieval Culture series, Stanford UP (1989-2002).
  • member of editorial board, Stanford French and Italian Monograph Series (1985-1994).
  • series co-editor (with Richard J. Golsan, Christopher Flood and Richard Wolin), European Horizons: Politics, Ideology, Critique series, U of Nebraska P, (1997-2003).
  • member of advisory board, South Central Review: The Journal of the South Central Modern Language Association (1993-).
  • member of editorial collective, Tabloid: A Review of Mass Culture & Everyday Life (1978-81).

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reader and consultant for Art Issues, Speculum, Traditio, Renaissance Quarterly, Journal of Architecture Education, PMLA, Viator, Modern Philology, Polity Press, U of California, Chicago, Cornell, Duke, Harvard, MIT, U of Michigan, New England, Stanford U, U of Pennsylvania, Penn State, and Yale U Presses., in the fields of art, architecture, design, literature, and cultural history.

 

conferences and events organized (selected)

  • openLAB evenings, metaLAB (at) Harvard’s recurring series of public hack/demo/project/art events, arts@29 garden street, Cambridge,  2012-.
  • ACL(x), unconference event, American Comparative Literature Association, Penn State, Oct. 2011.
  • with Gunnar Liestøl, “Digital Design and/in the Arts & Humanities,” Inventio seminar, SHL/Dept. of Media & Communication, University of Oslo, Stanford U, April 2009.
  • “The Music of Italian and Russian Futurism: Two Evenings with Daniele Lombardi,” Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Center for the Visual Arts, Stanford, Feb. 2009.
  • “Speed and its Limits // La Vitesse et ses limites,” Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal, Canada, June 2008.
  • Metaverse U,” (with Henrik Bennetsen, Matteo Bittanti, Dena DeBry, Henry Lowood et al.), Stanford University, Feb. 2008.
  • “”Poéticas do inventário — Coleções, Listas, Séries e Arquivos na cultura contemporânea,” co-convenor (with Flora Süssekind [FCRB/UNIRIO], Maria Esther Maciel [UFMG], and Tânia Dias [FCRB]), Centro de Pesquisa, Fundação Casa de Rui Barbosa, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, June 2006.
  • “After Crowds” seminar, in conjunction with the exhibition Revolutionary Tides, Stanford U, Nov. 2005.
  • “Special Effects 2000,” Stanford Presidential Symposium, co-organizer (with Scott Bukatman, Helen Tartar, David Hannah, Terry Winograd, Pamela Lee), Stanford U, May 2000.
  • “The Athlete’s Body,” co-organizer (with H. U. Gumbrecht, Rick Schavone, and Ted Leland), Dept. of Comparative Literature and Dept. of Athletics, Stanford U, May 1995.
  • “Disciplining Literature: Past, Present, and Future Institutions of Literary Study,” organizer, Stanford U, May 1994.
  • “Fascinating Fascism,” organizer, Stanford U and Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Oct. 1993.
  • “Nietzsche in Italy,” co-organizer (with Robert Harrison), Stanford U, April 1986.
  • “The Ends of Rhetoric,” co-organizer (with David Wellbery, John Bender, Thomas Heller), Program in Comparative Literature, Stanford U, Feb. 1987.

other professional activities

  • Advisor and consultant to the Assessorato Università, Ricerca, Politiche Giovanili, Dec. 2016.
  • Participant, Mellon Foundation Digital Media and Humanities oversight convening, Nov. 2016.
  • Advisory Board, The Open Syllabus Project, http://opensyllabusproject.org/.
  • Steering committee, IMLS Planning Grant Innovate to Educate: Revisioning Library and Information Science Education, 2014-2015.
  • The DanteLab, Dartmouth College, Board Member, 2013-
  • Member of Committee on Governance, American Comparative Literature Association, 2010-2012.
  • Member of Jury, University of Edinburgh Gadda Prize 2010-2012.
  • Member of Jury, Premio Impresa e Cultura tenth edition, winter-spring 2007.
  • Member of CELJ Phoenix award jury, 2004.
  • Reader of Fellowship Applications, Bourses Chateaubriand, 1999, 2000.
  • Reader of Fellowship Applications, Getty Research Center, 1997, 1998, 2006-.
  • Final Selection Committee, National Humanities Center, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, Feb. 1996.
  • Director, Research Workshop on “The Letter of the Law,” Stanford Humanities Center, 1995-96.
  • Site Evaluator of Newberry Library, Chicago; Program for Academic Institutes and Research Centers, National Endowment for the Humanities, Feb. 1995.
  • Nominating Committee, Dante Society of America, 1994-97.
  • Member of Evaluating Panel for Translation Projects, National Endowment for the Humanities, Washington, DC, Sept. 1994.
  • Fellows final selection committee, Stanford Humanities Center, 1993.
  • Reader of fellowship applications, Stanford Humanities Center, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1997-.
  • Reader of fellowship applications, National Humanities Center, 1991, 1992, 1997, 1998, 2000-.
  • Member of Program Committee, Annual Meeting of the Renaissance Society of America, Stanford University, March 1992.
  • Discussant, “Überbau/Neubau/Abbau: Nietzsche and an Architecture of our Minds,” Getty Center for the History of Art and the Humanities, Los Angeles, Nov. 1989.
  • Co-director, The Stanford Dante Institute, Stanford U Humanities Center, Summer 1988.  NEH-sponsored Summer Institute for University Faculty.
  • Discussant, “Italian Fascist Architecture in the Colonies: A Symposium.”  Center for the Advanced Study of the Visual Arts, National Gallery, Washington, DC, Nov. 1987.
  • Member of Evaluating Panel for University Research Fellowships, National Endowment for the Humanities, Washington, DC, Aug. 1987, July 1993.
  • Co-director, The Dartmouth Dante Institute, Dartmouth Coll., Summer 1985 and Summer 1986.
  • Database Director and Editorial Supervisor 1984-85 and Editor 1985-89, The Dartmouth Dante Project.  NEH-sponsored pilot database project now up and running on the www.

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service as an outside referee in tenure reviews and promotions for, among others, Freie Universität Berlin, NYU, Duke, Emory, UC Irvine, UC Berkeley, Boston U, Columbia U, U of Rochester, Arizona State, Harvard, Yale, Skidmore College, Northwestern, U of Southern California, Pomona College, U of Washington, U of Texas Austin, Trinity College, UCLA, Princeton University, U of British Columbia, U of Utah, Georgia Tech, SUNY Binghamton, Texas A & M, U of Vermont, U of Virginia, Washington U, CUNY Graduate Center, U C San Diego, U C Santa Cruz, Barnard College, Rice U, Florida State, and University of Cambridge, UK.