NFAIS Humanities Roundtable Presentation

These are the slides for my Sept. 29th featured presentation at the NFAIS Humanities Roundtable in New York. View the full program here Full text of this presentation will be added to this post soon. Licastro_NFAIS_HumanitiesRoundtable_Fall2014 from Amanda Licastro  

Thinking and Writing Through New Media

Here is the syllabus for a new course I will be teaching at the NYU Gallatin school this Fall. The course is a first year writing seminar I designed called “Thinking and Writing Through New Media.” The goal is for students to critically examine the past, present, and future of writing technologies as a lens […]

#AAEEBL2014 Presentation

Here is my presentation for the 2014 AAEEBL conference, complete with text. Thank you to those who came, to Macaulay Honors College for their support, and to those reading this for their constructive feedback. Abstract: After over a decade of integrating eportfolio technology into the post-secondary classroom, where do we stand? The pedagogical practice of […]

Playing with Data

This will be the first in what I hope to be a series of posts describing how I began dealing with my dissertation data. I am writing these posts in order to help others embark on data-driven projects, as well as to document my process. It is important to disclose that I am new to […]

Dissertation Prospectus

Thanks to the feedback from my committee, especially Matt Gold, my prospectus was approved in March of 2014. Many people have asked to see this document as an example, so I am releasing it publicly. Please note that this document is only a proposal – and a work-in-progress.   Prospectus_Licastro_March2014


To kick off my dissertation blogging, I am participating in the Day of DH project. Here is the site where I will be updating my progress:

Instructional Technology

This page links to many of the course sites and innovative assignments I constructed as an Instructional Technology Fellow (ITF) at Macaulay Honors College. All of this material was developed in collaboration with the professors and students in each course, and with the brilliant support of Joe Ugoretz and the ITF team. Seminar 1: Arts […]

Sample Teaching Materials

This post contains sample teaching materials to demonstrate courses I have taught in the past at a variety of institutions. This material is available to use under my CC license (described in the footer of this site), with attribution. Feedback and questions are welcome in the comments. Early American I & II: Canon Wars Here […]

How to start an academic blog: Part I & II

This Google Doc was created to guide a workshop on academic blogging for graduate students. It is an introduction to the basic considerations and foundational elements of an academic blog intended for a beginner level. A special thank you to Derek Muller, Lee Skallerup Bessette, and Maggie Galvan for their resources.  


TEACHING EXPERIENCE Borough of Manhattan County Community College, New York, NY Graduate Intern/Adjunct Instructor of English, 2010-12 English 101: Composition This course is tailored every semester to the final exam readings selected by the department. Themes from these readings are used to prepare readings and design an assignment sequence which includes provocations, in-class and online […]