Dorothy R. Howard

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Dorothy (Yakima, WA, 1991) is a PhD student in Communication at UC San Diego. She is part of the Feminist Labor Lab (FLL) under Professor Lilly Irani. Her areas of interest include: Marxist cultural studies, collaboration, care, crowdwork, social networks, digital labor, information activism, HCI, design, digital publishing, gender, knowledge production, ethnographic design, syndicalism, archival theory and contemporary art. She is also the web manager for the Department. Dorothy is from Mount Vernon, WA. She received a BA in History from Reed College in 2013. Before grad school Dorothy worked in New York as Wikipedian in Residence at the Metropolitan New York Library Council, and assistant for a private art collection specializing in archival appraisals. She has also worked as an art writer, editor, and consultant, notably at Consumer Reports. Over the years, Dorothy has enjoyed manual labor and service as a farmers market fish seller, gas station attendant, barista, waitress, wine & cheese deli specialist, farmworker, movie theatre attendant, and artist assitant. Dorothy publishes the The Arachne webzine with André Fincato.