Hi again, I’m Shack Hackney (they/them)

The intellectual description of my research is “focuses on the intersection of text, image, and digital infrastructure”, but the description that will pique your interest is “I study emojis.”

My complete curriculum vitae is downloadable below, or keep scrolling for the highlights.

Current Work

University of Pittsburgh, School of Computing and Information

Doctoral Studies in the Department of Information Culture and Data Stewardship, Fall 2016 – Present

Advisor: Alison Langmead

Expected Completion: 2021

Graduate Assistant, Mellon Sawyer Seminar: Information Ecosystems

Fall 2019 – Summer 2021

Technical Assistant, Getty Advanced Workshop on Network Analysis and Digital Art History (NA+DAH)

Summer 2019 – Summer 2021


Pratt Institute, School of Information

Master of Science in Library and Information Science, with Distinction, 2014-2016

Excellence in Academic Achievement Award

Advanced Certificate in Digital Humanities

New York University, College of Arts and Science

Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics, Minor in Creative Writing, 2005-2008


“Structure-based Network Analysis,” in Weingart, Scott B., Susan Grunewald, Matthew Lincoln et al. (eds.). The Digital Humanities Literacy Guidebook. Carnegie Mellon University, Updated February 04, 2020. https://cmu-lib.github.io/dhlg/

“Creating Digital Collections: Museum Content and the Public.” with Zoe Faye Pickard. Transforming Digital Worlds. iConference 2018. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 10766. (2018). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-78105-1_71 

“Visualizing Identities in LIS Literature.” With Dinah Handel, Bianca Hezekiah, Jessica Hochman, Amy Lau, and Chris Alen Sula. Journal of Education for Library and Information Science 59 (1-2), pp. 10-32. (2018). https://doi.org/10.3138/jelis.59.1-2.04 

“A Survey of Digital Humanities Programs” with Chris Alen Sula and Philip Cunningham. Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy 11 (2017). https://jitp.commons.gc.cuny.edu/a-survey-of-digital-humanities-programs