Sarah Montoya

Sarah Montoya

Office: 1120 Rolfe Hall

Email: smontoya@g.ucla.edu

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Biography

Sarah Montoya is a Mexican-American settler on Tonvga and Payaya lands and a Ph.D. candidate in UCLA’s Gender Studies Department. Her dissertation, Electronic Empires and Digital Domains, examines representations and material histories of technological and computational development in the U.S. through the lens of settler colonial studies. Her work traces the relationship between settler colonial ontologies and spatial regimes, the creation and maintenance of information and communication infrastructures by the U.S. settler state, and the development of geographic information systems. She serves as a content management specialist for several digital humanities projects including Sherene Razack’s The Racial Violence Hub and Race and Deaths in Custody.

Research Interests

Digital Humanities, Settler Colonial Studies, Critical Infrastructure Studies, Critical Code Studies, Feminist Technology Studies, Critical Cartography, and BIPOC LGBTQ Studies