Roshanna Sylvester
Scholar in Residence
Information Science

Roshanna P. Sylvester is a Scholar-in-Residence in the College of Media, Communication, and Information at the University of Colorado Boulder. She was an Associate Professor of History at DePaul University, where she also served as Director of StudioCHI, DePaul’s digital humanities center. Sylvester received her PhD in Russian history from Yale University, held academic appointments at California State University Fullerton, and was a visiting fellow at the Clinton Institute of American Studies at University College Dublin.  Sylvester’s teaching interests include digital history, gender roles and technology, information and society, and the history of childhood in the early space age. She was a member of the Honors Faculty at both Cal State Fullerton and DePaul, and received the Thomas and Carol Dammrich Faculty Innovation Award (for her DePaul course “Doing Digital History”). Sylvester is the author of eight peer-reviewed articles and a book, Tales of Old Odessa: Crime and Civility in a City of Thieves (2005). Her current project, A Sky Full of Stars: Girls and Space-Age Cultures in Cold War America and the Soviet Union, involves print publications and born-digital elements.