Sharon Daniel, Ph.D.

Organization: 
University of California, Santa Cruz
Position: 
Professor
Department: 
Film and Digital Media

Sharon Daniel is a Professor of Film and Digital Media and New Media MFA program at the University of California, Santa Cruz where she teaches classes in digital media theory and practice. Daniel’s role as an artist is that of “context provider” -- assisting communities, collecting their stories, soliciting their opinions on politics and social justice, and building the online archives and interfaces that make this data available across social, cultural and economic boundaries. Her goal is to avoid representation – not to attempt to speak for others but to allow them to speak for themselves.

Daniel is producing a series of new media documentary projects that reveal human rights abuses across a spectrum of public institutions – the criminal justice system, the prison industrial complex, the public health system, and the public education system. Daniel employs digital technologies, documentary practices and humanities-based analysis to examine how state institutions, social structures and economic conditions produce social injustices and undermine domestic human rights.

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