Acknowledgements


This project would not have been possible without the gracious and patient help of so many people. Thank you, first, to my spectacular dissertation committee: Susan V. Donaldson (chair), Elizabeth Losh, Hannah Rosen, and Anna Hartnell. Your insightful feedback, sage advice, and powerful examples of women in research have not only sustained me throughout this journey but will continue to do so long into the future.

Thank you also to my brother, who spent countless hours listening to me brainstorm, troubleshooting my code, and ensuring I took breaks. You helped more than you can possible know!

From William & Mary, my gratitude goes out to the American Studies Department, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Science, Office of Graduate Studies and Research, Student Leadership and Development, and the William & Mary Libraries for funding to attend workshops and conferences related to completing this project. Thank you also to the William & Mary Center for Geospatial Analysis, Computer Science Department, Equality Lab, and Swem Library for coordinating how-to workshops and bootcamps on ArcGIS, CSV, HTML, Python, website design, and 3D printing. Without all of your expertise, this project would not have been possible.

From the University of Victoria, Canada, thank you to the organizers and instructors of the Digital Humanities Summer Institute. I learned so much about ArcGIS and surveillance studies that I will carry with me into new research.

And, finally, a heartfelt thank you to my friends and colleagues for sharing with me my questions, rants, and breakthroughs.