The HASTAC Scholars Program is an innovative, student-driven community of graduate and undergraduate students. Each year, around 100 new Scholars are accepted into a 2-year cohort. Scholars come from dozens of disciplines and have been sponsored by over 200 colleges and universities.

Welcome HASTAC Scholars!

Welcome back to the new academic year! We are excited to continue working with you as part of the HASTAC Scholars program. 

Allow us to introduce ourselves: we are Coline Chevrin and Parisa Setayesh, and we are taking over this year as the HASTAC Scholars Program Co-Directors. We are both doctoral students in the Earth and Environmental Sciences program at the City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate Center. We are looking forward to getting to know you all better and supporting your work this year. We know you will continue pursuing innovative projects that push boundaries and bring new perspectives to technology, arts, humanities, and sciences.

So you may be wondering, “How do I get involved?” Dive right in! You are a leader who takes initiative, and you were selected for your keen ability to communicate effectively across platforms and your brilliant creativity is what holds you. Here are a few simple ways to get started:

  • Start by building Your Profile on HASTAC and posting an introductory blog post. You want to completely fill out your HASTAC profile. Here’s a brief tutorial on registering a profile on our new site, now part of the Humanities Commons. Share your research interests, a favorite course you took, career aspirations, hobbies, or whatever information that is important to you for your introductory blog! Within the next week, we will add you to a HASTAC Scholars group on HASTAC. Be sure to add the post to the HASTAC Scholars group by checking the appropriate box before publishing. That way, fellow Scholars will be able to more easily see your posts.
  • Digital Fridays are informal virtual get-togethers to workshop projects, exchange ideas, and build community. We do up to two Digital Fridays per semester. You will have the opportunity to participate in new Digital Friday events this year, and we look forward to hearing about your work!
  • Scholar Spotlight is a chance to highlight you and your projects on the HASTAC Scholars site. Let us know if you would like to be featured in an upcoming Scholar Spotlight!

We will discuss these options further during our welcome event on September 21st, after which you will be able to sign up to participate in one or more of the activities.

If you have any questions, you can reach us at We look forward to seeing the groundbreaking work you will continue doing as HASTAC scholars.

Warm regards,

Coline Chevrin and Parisa Setayesh

HASTAC Scholars Program Co-Directors