Digital Humanities

I began my DH work through a Mellon Foundation-supported “Graduate Concentration in the Digital Humanities” at Yale (2015-16), where I received introductory training in text analysis, topic modeling, network visualization, GIS, and other tools and methods. This seminar, led by Professors Inderpal Grewal and Laura Wexler and organized around the theme “(En)Visualizing Knowledge,” focused on DH scholarship that engages explicitly with questions of race, gender, sexuality, and equity.

Since then, I’ve participated in a Folger Shakespeare Institute seminar on text analysis, organized by the Visualizing English Print project, as well as a week-long course on the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) run by the Humanities Intensive Learning and Teaching program (HILT 2017).

As a co-organizer of the Yale Program in the History of the Book, I helped to design “Inevitabilities of the Book” (Sept. 2016): a two-day symposium in which book historians and DH scholars considered the long history of the codex and its many offshoots as technologies and as cultural objects.

I’ve presented work-in-progress from an ongoing project that maps the cultural significance of water and waste management systems in early modern London at the 2017 conference of the Renaissance Society of America (RSA) and the 2015 meeting of HASTAC (Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory). See my Presentations page for more.

I was selected as one of three DH Fellows by the Yale Digital Humanities Lab for my role as an instructor in the undergraduate literature course ENGL 136: Vampires, Castles, & Werewolves (Spring 2017). And I’m a former co-convener (2015-17) and current member of Yale’s Digital Humanities Working Group.