The Humanities Institute is delighted to welcome its first faculty fellow, Dr. Lisa Parks from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Named a MacArthur Fellow in 2018, Dr. Parks directs the Global Media and Technologies and Cultures Lab and is a professor in both the Department of Comparative Media Studies and the Department of Science, Technology, and Society at MIT. Author of the 2018 book Rethinking Media Coverage: Vertical Mediation and the War on Terror (Routledge), Parks is working on a new book project, titled Mixed Signals: Media Infrastructures and Cultural Geographies, while in residence at UM’s Humanities Institute. This spring, she will also partner with the recently opened Innovation Factory and serve as an advisor for the HI’s new initiative in the digital humanities.