Claire Fontaine / Urban Education

Project Advisor
January 2011 – August 2012

Claire Fontaine

Claire Fontaine is a Digital Research Fellow in the New Media Lab. She works primarily with faculty in the humanities and social sciences, supporting their efforts to incorporate digital technologies into research and teaching. Claire is currently working with faculty members Katherine Manthorne (Art History), David Greetham (English), Wendy Luttrell (Urban Education; Social-Personality Psychology), Ofelia Garcia (Urban Education; Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Languages), and Nancy K. Miller (English).

Her areas of expertise include: website design (HTML and CSS); creation and maintenance of data archives; development of online teaching spaces; strategies for the curation and dissemination of scholarly work on the Internet; and practical and ethical issues related to technology-mediated research.

Claire is a fourth year student in the Urban Education PhD program as well as the Interactive Technology and Pedagogy certificate program. She is currently working on an multi-sited ethnographic study of youth computing expertise and its gendered dimensions. Born and raised in Maine, Claire now lives in Brooklyn’s lovely Fort Greene neighborhood with her husband and a pekingese named Groucho.

Any faculty member interested in setting up an initial consultation may email Claire directly. Whether you have a fully conceptualized project or are just in the beginning stages, I will work with you to bring your project to fruition.