I’m Assistant Research Professor of Digital Humanities in Brigham Young University’s Office of Digital Humanities. I imagine, design, and manage digital scholarship projects in collaboration with faculty, colleagues, and students. I also teach classes in our Digital Humanities and Technology minor. I’m passionate about integrating digital approaches into pedagogy and am currently co-editing Debates in Digital Humanities Pedagogy with Diane K. Jakacki.
Prior to coming to BYU, I worked at the Centers for Digital Scholarship at both Brown University and Emory University. I was Digital Humanities Librarian at Brown and Digital Humanities Strategist and Lecturer of English at Emory. At both schools, I managed large, multi-year, grant-funded projects in collaboration with faculty, librarians, graduate students, and other staff. These projects included the digitization of previously classified documents about Brazil / US relations; a digital edition of and edited collection about a 17th-century book of alchemy; the paved-over landscape and history of the Battle of Atlanta; the literary networks of writers in Northern Ireland; and the relationship among poets and editors in mid-century modern American poetry.
I completed my Ph.D. at Emory University, investigating the relationships among technology, media, and psychological trauma. After that, I taught modern and contemporary American literature as well as courses on media studies, digital culture, and war fiction for a year at Emory and another year at Clemson University. I then became Emory’s first CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow and Emerging Technologies Librarian. Somewhere in there, I co-edited both a book and a journal issue on steampunk, edited a cluster at #Alt-Academy, and wrote for the group blog ProfHacker.
I am an appointed member of the Program Committee (2019-2022) of the Modern Language Association (MLA). I am a past member of the Executive Councils of the MLA (2014-2018) and the Association for Computers and the Humanities (2013-2017), as well as the former elected Secretary of the international Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (2017-2021), the elected representative (for Libraries and Archives) on the MLA’s Delegate Assembly (2018-2021), and an appointed member of the MLA’s Committee on Information Technology (2011-2014). I use Twitter on occasion and track my publications with ORCID.
My photo was taken by Mark Whitney in 2017 and is used with his permission.