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Produced by

Sonya Donaldson
Assistant Professor of African American Studies, Colby College
Lead Investigator

Alex Gil
Digital Scholarship Librarian, Columbia University Libraries
Digital Architecture


Many thanks to the following for their support, both material and ephemeral:

Robin Caldwell

Alicia Ellis
Assistant Professor of German, Colby College

Ellen Garvey
Professor (Emerita), New Jersey City University

Kelly Josephs
Professor of English, York College, CUNY

Susana Loza
Associate Professor of Critical Race, Gender, and Media Studies, Hampshire College

David Munson

Deborah Sanders
Professor of African and African American Studies, New Jersey City University

Tzarina Prater
Associate Professor of English and Media Studies, Bentley University

Roopika Risam
Associate Professor of Secondary and Higher Education and English, Salem State College


A fellowship from Virginia Humanities and a Visiting Scholar position at the University of Virginia’s Scholars’ Lab provided much needed time, space, intellectual engagement, and resources to develop this project.


Wax is a minimal computing project led by Marii Nyröp. The project is currently maintained by Marii Nyröp and Alex Gil at Columbia University Libraries. For more on working with Wax, visit the documentation wiki.