Matt Brim

Professor of Queer Studies at the College of Staten Island and Affiliate Faculty in Women's and Gender Studies at the Graduate Center, CUNY

Matt Brim teaches LGBTQ studies at CUNY. He writes about queer-class-race intersections in literature and in higher education. He is the author of POOR QUEER STUDIES: CONFRONTING ELITISM IN THE UNIVERSITY (2020) and JAMES BALDWIN AND THE QUEER IMAGINATION (2014). He is co-editor of IMAGINING QUEER METHODS (2019).

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  • Google Docs is an online environment for editing and sharing documents, spreadsheets, presentations, forms, drawings, and tables. Google Docs documents can be public or private, or shared with anyone with a Google account, e-mailed, or downloaded in various formats, including conversions to PDF and other formats not identical to the original or to the proprietary format used at creation. Designated people with whom items are shared can be given permission to comment or edit the files, thus providing a quick way to collaborate on creating and editing documents and presentations.Learn more on

  • Twitter allows users to send 140-character messages. There is a thriving digital humanities community of Twitter users. This tool is great for communicating and sharing ideas, micro-blogging, real-time communication. You can follow tweets about digital humanities more on

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  • ZeeMaps quickly maps point data on Google base maps in two ways:
    1) The user uploads a .csv file of data points and their locations.
    2) A group of users all add their own data location points to the map, on their own time from their own devices.

    Each point can include text, video, image, or audio annotations.

    Basic functionality is free; larger uploads and large numbers of maps require a paid subscription.Learn more on

  • Zotero is a free tool that collects, manages and cites research sources. It stays on your web browser where you do your work and it's easy to use. It's being downloaded as a firefox extension, used with the chrome and safari browsers or used as a standalone tool. It allows you to attach pdfs, notes and images to your citations, organise them into easily searchable collections for different projects, and open office using any of over 2800 citation styles. references can be added to a zotero library in many different ways: directly from databases, journal websites, google scholar or the library catalogue, by referencing file import ( for example from an Endnote library), by dragging in pdfs from your hard drive, and by entering them manually.Learn more on

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