DHQ: Digital Humanities Quarterly

Author Biographies

Nouf Alrasheed Ms. Nouf Alrasheed is a doctoral student in computer science at UMKC’s School of Computing and Engineering. She received her M.S. in computer science with an emphasis on data science at UMKC and serves as lecturer at the University of Tabuk, Saudi Arabia. Her research focuses on artificial intelligence and deep learning. Under the supervision of Drs. Rao and Grieco, she is developing her doctoral research on employing robust deep learning methods to efficiently read and analyze historical handwritten documents. She is the recipient of the Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC) Scholarship (2019 and 2021) and the UMKC Women's Council Graduate Assistantship Fund GAF Award (2019, 2020, and 2021). She is an IEEE and ACM student member.
Tracy L. Barnett Tracy L. Barnett is a doctoral candidate at the University of Georgia. Rifles — their meaning to men and their availability in nineteenth-century America — are at the center of her work. Her dissertation, "Men and Their Guns: The Culture of Self-Deputized Manhood in the South, 1850–1877," analyzes the historic origins of America’s gun culture and its mutually constitutive relationship to white supremacist ideology. In addition to her traditional scholarship, she is a trained digital historian and the content manager for the Athens Death Project.
Maria Bonn
Marcel Broersma N/A
Blanca Calvo Figueras N/A
Tommaso Caselli N/A
Pierre Chastang Pierre Chastang is a full professor of medieval history at UVSQ-Université Paris-Saclay. His main fields of research are the culture of writing and written heritage in the Middle Ages. For the past ten years, he has been developing interdisciplinary research projects involving history, physical-chemical analysis of ancient materials, and text mining concerning medieval pragmatic writing.
Angela Courtney
Harriett Green
Viviana Grieco Dr. Viviana Grieco is a Professor in the Department of History at UMKC. As a colonialist, she specializes in the history of Spanish America between the sixteenth and early nineteenth centuries. She received training in paleography and diplomatics in Argentina and in Spain and has conducted research in Spanish and Spanish American archives. Her work received funding from The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), The John Carter Brown Library, The University of Missouri Research Board, UMKC’s Women and Gender Studies Program, UMKC’s Funding for Excellence Program, UMKC’s Collaborative Data Science Program and the University of Missouri Strategic Investment Funds. Grieco is the author of The Politics of Giving in the Viceroyalty of Rio de la Plata. Donors, Lenders, Subjects and Citizens (The University of New Mexico Press, 2014), which was translated and published in Spanish in 2018 La Política de Dar. Donantes, Prestamistas, Súbditos y Ciudadanos (Prometeo Libros, 2018). She is also the co-author (with Fabricio Prado and Alex Borucki) of The Río de la Plata from Colony to Nations: Commerce, Society, and Politics (Palgrave McMillan, 2021). Grieco has been invited to present her research and gave keynote addresses at international research centers including the London School of Economics and Political Science in the U.K., the Instituto de Investigaciones Dr. Jose Maria Luis Mora in Mexico, and the Instituto de Historia Argentina y Americana Dr. Emilio Ravignani in Argentina.
Erik Ketzan Erik Ketzan is a Postdoctoral Fellow at Trinity College Dublin, Centre for Digital Humanities. His research focuses on computational literary studies as well as legal and ethical issues in digital humanities.
Benjamin Lee Ben Lee is a fourth year Ph.D. candidate in the Paul G. Allen School for Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington, where he studies human-AI interaction with his advisor, Professor Daniel Weld. He was also a 2020 Innovator in Residence at the Library of Congress, where he created Newspaper Navigator. Ben served as the 2020-2021 Richard and Ina Willner Memorial Fellow in the Stroum Center for Jewish Studies at the University of Washington, the inaugural Digital Humanities Associate Fellow at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and a Visiting Fellow in Harvard’s History Department. He is currently a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow in machine learning.
Aaren Pastor Aaren Pastor (aaren.pastor@gmail.com) is a dual title PhD candidate in English and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the Pennsylvania State University, whose research reflects commitments to feminist theory, a politics of difference, and gender and sexuality studies within the realms of literature and culture.
Praveen Rao Dr. Praveen Rao is an associate professor with joint appointment in the Department of Health Management & Informatics and the Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science at University of Missouri-Columbia. He is an expert in the areas of big data, knowledge management, and machine learning/deep learning. His research, teaching, and outreach activities have been supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF), National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), National Institutes of Health (NIH), University of Missouri System, University of Missouri Research Board, Air Force Research Lab (AFRL), IBM, and local companies. He is a recipient of the IBM Smarter Planet Faculty Innovation Award (2010), the IBM Big Data and Analytics Faculty Award (2013), UMKC's Award for Excellence in Mentoring Undergraduate Researchers, Scholars, and Artists (2016), and UMKC’s N.T. Veatch Award for Distinguished Research and Creativity (2018). He is a recipient of the National Research Council (NRC) Research Associateship Senior Fellowship Award (2016-2017). He is a member of the Environmental Health Sciences Review Committee of the NIH. He serves on the editorial boards of several international journals. He is a Senior Member of ACM and IEEE.
Christof Schöch Christof Schöch is Professor of Digital Humanities at the University of Trier, Germany, and Co-Director of the Trier Center for Digital Humanities. His disciplinary home is in Computational Literary Studies and he argues for Open Science in the Digital Humanities. Find out more at: https://christof-schoech.de/en.
Megan Senseney
Xavier Tannier Xavier Tannier is a full professor of computer science at Sorbonne University, Paris. He conducts his research in the laboratory for medical informatics and knowledge engineering for e-health (LIMICS). His main research topics concern natural language processing and information retrieval and extraction.
Sergio Torres Aguilar Sergio Torres Aguilar is a postdoctoral research fellow at the École nationale des Chartes in Paris. He received the doctoral degree on history in 2019 from Paris-Saclay university. His research focuses on machine learning methods applied to historical sources, natural languages processing to ancient languages and handwritten text recognition for medieval manuscripts.
Sean Weidman Sean Weidman (seangweidman@gmail.com) holds a PhD from the Pennsylvania State University, where he is currently an Instructor of English. Some of his other work on modernist literature and modern culture can be found in English Literary History, Modernism/modernity, and Digital Scholarship in the Humanities.