"Street Stories: Oakland" is the capstone project of a pilot digital humanities class in the English Department at Mills College. In this course, students designed and curated the material for their own tours of the city of Oakland. Part introduction to the digital humanities, part foray into archiving urban space, this class explored "thick mapping" as a window to past and present layers of the city of Oakland. Lecture, reading, and discussion topics included digital media studies; city theory; and the positionality of maps.

"Street Stories: Oakland" was a joint venture of the English and Computer Science departments at Mills College.


Dr. Kristin Jones holds a Ph.D. in German intellectual history from the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures at Harvard University, and is a current Masters Student in the Mills College Interdisciplinary Computer Science Graduate Program.

Dr. Ajuan M. Mance is a Professor of English, Visual Artist, the Mary Ann Childers Kinkead Faculty Leadership Awardee, the Dean of the Division of Letters and Co-Chair of the Department of English, and a founding member of the MillsDigitalLit Digital Humanities Working Group.

Dr. Kirsten T. Saxton is a Professor of English, the Director of the M.A. Program in Literature, the Scholarly Editor of ABO: Interactive Journal for Women in the Arts, 1640-1830 http://scholarcommons.usf.edu/abo/ , and the Chair of the MillsDigitalLit Digital Humanities Working Group.