DHQ: Digital Humanities Quarterly

Author Biographies

Hannah Alpert-Abrams Hannah Alpert-Abrams is a program specialist in digital humanities. She has written on the use of technology to circulate and provide access to multilingual documents from colonial Latin America and is the former director of the Reading the First Books project. Her current work focuses on using digital technology to increase transparency and build community in higher education.
Jan-Hendrik Bakels Jan-Hendrik Bakels currently works as assistant professor at Freie Universität Berlin’s film studies department and "Cinepoetics – Center for Advanced Film Studies." He is also the principal investigator of the digital humanities project "Audio-visual rhetorics of affect," funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). He concluded his PhD research with a book on audio-visual rhythms, viewer’s affects and film-analytical methods aimed at the empirical reconstruction of audio-visual aesthetics. His research interests include audio-visual poetics, theories on affect and emotion, film-analytical methodologies, and interactive audio-visual media.
Michael Bannister Michael Bannister is an independent programmer analyst specializing in digital humanities and internet-based instruction in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
George Aaron Broadwell George Aaron Broadwell is Elling Eide Professor of Anthropology at University of Florida. He is a specialist in Native American languages of the Southeastern US and Oaxaca, Mexico, with a special focus on Choctaw, Timucua, several varieties of Zapotec, and Copala Triqui. He is interested in the issues of integrating language description and documentation with contemporary work in linguistic theory. He is also committed to working with Native American communities to provide dictionaries, texts, and other materials that are useful in language revitalization and maintenance. He has received funding from the National Science Foundation and IARPA. He is the author of A Choctaw Reference Grammar (2005), co-author of The origin of the sun and moon: A Copala Triqui legend (2009) and editor of Nana naguan’ rihaan nij síí chihaan’ | Consejos para la gente Triqui | Word of counsel for the Triqui people (2012).
Oksana Bulgakowa Oksana Bulgakowa, Professor emer. of Film Studies at the Gutenberg University in Mayans, published several books on Russian and German cinema, curated exhibits and developed multimedia projects (a website The Visual Universe of Sergei Eisenstein, Daniel Langlois-Foundation, Montreal, 2005; DVD Factory of Gestures, Stanford Humanities Lab, 2008, Eisenstein: My Art in Life for Google Arts & Culture, 2017). She taught at the Humboldt University and Free University, Berlin, Stanford, Berkeley and the International Film School in Cologne.
Manuel Burghardt Manuel Burghardt is Professor for Computational Humanities at the Institute for Computer Science at Leipzig University. He received his PhD in Information Science in 2014, at the University of Regensburg. In his current research, Manuel ist interested in computational film studies and literary studies as well as in optical character recognition and layout detection.
Joanna Byszuk Joanna Byszuk is a researcher at the Institute of Polish Language, Polish Academy of Sciences, and a member of the Computational Stylistics Group. Her research focuses on cross-lingual and multimodal computational stylistics and advancing stylometric methodology and its understanding, especially locating their limitations and developing evaluation procedures. She is also interested in the concept of collaborative authorship and in discourse analysis in multimodal perspective, using quantitative methods to study audiovisual works. ORCID: 0000-0003-2850-2996
Sarah-Mai Dang Sarah-Mai Dang is a Postdoctoral Researcher at Philipps-Universität Marburg’s Institute of Media Studies. She received a PhD in Film Studies from Freie Universität Berlin and published her dissertation on aesthetic experience and chick flicks as a hybrid self-publishing project on her website oabooks.de. Her current research and teaching focus on digital film historiography, data visualization, open science, feminist theory, and media aesthetics. She is the project leader of the international DFG research network New Directions in Film Historiography (2019–2022). ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1960-247X
Ralph Ewerth Ralph Ewerth is professor at the Leibniz University Hannover and head of the Visual Analytics Research Group at TIB – Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology (TIB) in Hannover, Germany; since 2016 he is also a member of the L3S Research Center in Hannover. He received the Diploma and Ph.D. degree in Computer Science in 2002 and 2008, respectively, both from the University of Marburg, Germany. His research interests include automatic annotation of video data, multimedia retrieval, and deep learning. Dr. Ewerth has published more than 70 research papers at international conferences and journals and serves as a technical program committee member and reviewer for various conferences and journals.
Barbara Flueckiger Barbara Flueckiger has been professor for film studies at the University of Zurich since 2007. Before her studies in film theory and history, she worked internationally as a film professional. Her research focuses on the interaction between technology and aesthetics. She published two standard text books, Sound Design and Visual Effects. Since 2001 she has developed and led many research projects. In 2015 she was awarded the prestigious Advanced Grant by the European Research Council for a research project on the technology and aesthetics of film colors plus in 2018 a proof of concept for the development of a multispectral, versatile film scanner. Timeline of Historical Film Colors: https://filmcolors.org/
Giovanna Fossati Giovanna Fossati is a professor of Film Heritage and Digital Film Culture at the University of Amsterdam and chief curator at Eye Filmmuseum. She recently led The Sensory Moving Image Archive (2017-2020) research project. Fossati is the author of From Grain to Pixel: The Archival Life of Film in Transition (2009 and 2018), co-author of Fantasia of Color in Early Cinema (2015), and co-editor of Exposing the Film Apparatus: The Film Archive as a Research Laboratory (2016) and The Colour Fantastic: Chromatic Worlds of Silent Cinema (2018).
Moisés García Guzmán Moisés García Guzmán was born in Tlacochahuaya, Oaxaca, Mexico and is a native speaker of Valley Zapotec. He teaches English to high school students at CETIs #124 in Tlacolula. His education from primary school through University was in his home state of Oaxaca. His dad was an immigrant to the U.S. and they reunited in the U.S. after many years of not seeing each other. After that, he lived in California for 14 years, during which time he earned his certification to teach English back home. It was during this time that he became a Zapotec activist and his work includes a documentary web series (Dizhsa Nabani, García Guzmán et al., 2018) and an online Talking Dictionary (Lillehaugen 2019). He hopes to raise awareness on the importance of language preservation as an element of cultural identity in the state of Oaxaca. He serves as a board member to the Ticha Project.
Nicole Gray Nicole Gray is a project specialist in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries. She previously worked as a project manager and a contributing editor for The Walt Whitman Archive. Gray received a Ph.D. in English from the University of Texas at Austin and has published essays on nineteenth-century American literature, archives, and book history. She is currently finishing a M.A. in Library and Information Science at the University of Arizona.
Matthias Grotkopp Matthias Grotkopp is Assistant Professor for Digital Film Studies at "Cinepoetics – Center for Advanced Film Studies" and the Seminar for Film Studies at Freie Universität Berlin. He studied film- and theatre studies at Freie Universität Berlin and at the Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris. He wrote his dissertation on "Cinematic Poetics of Guilt" at the graduate school of the Cluster of Excellence "Languages of Emotion" (De Gruyter 2017, English translation in preparation for 2021). His research interests include genre theory and the relation of politics and poetics, the audiovisuality of climate change, the films of the so-called Berlin School as well digital methods of film analysis. He is managing editor of the open access online journal mediaesthetics.
Gaudenz Halter Gaudenz Halter has been a PhD student in data science since 2020. He has been the developer of the VIAN video analysis and annotation software and the VIAN WebApp in collaboration with the Visualization and MultiMedia Lab at the University of Zurich.
Adelheid Heftberger Dr. Adelheid Heftberger is Head of Film Access at the film department of the German Federal Archive (Berlin). She obtained her PhD in Russian studies and a Masters in Comparative Literature from the University of Innsbruck and Vienna. In 2016 she has also completed Library- and Information Sciences at the Humboldt-University in Berlin. She is also a full member of the Cataloging and Documentation Commission of FIAF and active in the Open Science movement.
Eva Hielscher Eva Hielscher is a film scholar, curator and moving image archivist. She worked for the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision, Eye Filmmuseum, Fotomuseum Winterthur, the University of Zurich and Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Foundation. She completed her PhD dissertation on experimental city films of the 1920s and 1930s at Ghent University and is co-editor of The City Symphony Phenomenon (Routledge, 2018) and Color Mania (Lars Müller, 2019). Most recently, she has been working on an exhibition about the film and cinema history of Hamburg at the Altonaer Museum.
Agata Hołobut Agata Hołobut is an associate professor at the Institute of English Studies, Jagiellonian University in Kraków. Her main areas of interest include literary and audiovisual translation, as well as visual arts and cognitive semiotics. She has written several papers on film dialogue, literary, audiovisual, and intersemiotic translation, and published, together with Monika Woźniak and Jan Rybicki, a monograph Historia na ekranie: Gatunek filmowy a przekład audiowizualny ("History on Screen: Film Genre in Audiovisual Translation," 2017).
Minh Hua Minh Hua is a recent graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara, with a BS in Mathematical Sciences and a BA in English. He is currently an operations research analyst for the United States Air Force and pursuing an MS in Computer Science at Johns Hopkins University.
Lauren G. Kilroy-Ewbank Lauren Kilroy-Ewbank is the Dean of Content and Strategy for Smarthistory; before that she was an Associate Professor of Art History at Pepperdine University. She has published broadly on art of the art of the Spanish Americas, the Iberian Peninsula, digital art history, and pedagogy.
Brook Danielle Lillehaugen Brook Danielle Lillehaugen is an associate professor at Haverford College in the Tri-College Department of Linguistics. Her research profile includes technical grammatical description as well as collaborative language documentation and revitalization projects. She publishes on the grammar of Zapotec languages in both their modern and historical forms and has found combining linguistic fieldwork with tools from the digital humanities to be a productive way to collaborate with both Zapotec speaking communities and undergraduate students. Recent publications can be found in the Transactions of the Philological Society, International Journal of American Linguistics, Language Documentation and Conservation, and Tlalocan. Her work has been supported by the NSF, NEH, and ACLS and she was awarded the 2018 Ernest A. Lynton Faculty Award for the Scholarship of Engagement for Early Career Faculty.
Felipe H. Lopez Felipe H. Lopez is a postdoctoral scholar in community engaged digital scholarship at the Haverford College Libraries. Originally from the Zapotec town of San Lucas Quiaviní, Oaxaca, he migrated to California at age 16, speaking no English and little Spanish. By 2007 he had earned his Ph.D. from UCLA in urban planning. It was there that he began working with linguists to document his language, resulting in a trilingual Zapotec-Spanish-English dictionary (Munro and Lopez et al., 1999). He is a Zapotec writer and poet and his work has been published in the Latin American Literary Review, The Acentos Review, and Latin American Literature Today. His short story Liaza chaa I am going home was awarded first place in the narrative category in the 2017 Premios CaSa competition for the creation of literature in Zapotec. He serves as a board member to the Ticha Project.
Eef Masson Eef Masson is a senior researcher at Rathenau Institute (the Hague), a research for policy institute concerned with the societal impact of science and technology. Previously, she was an assistant professor of Media Studies at the University of Amsterdam, where she taught courses in film and media history and media archiving and preservation, and published on non-fiction and non-theatrical films, media archives, museum media, and practices in data-driven research and data visualization. Until the Autumn of 2019, she was a senior researcher in UvA’s The Sensory Moving Image Archive research project.
Laura Matthew Laura Matthew is a historian of Spanish colonial Guatemala and associate professor at Marquette University. She is the co-editor with Michel Oudijk of Indian Conquistadors: Indigenous Allies in the Conquest of Mesoamerica (2007) and the author of Memories of Conquest: Becoming Mexicano in Colonial Guatemala (2012) as well as articles in Mesoamérica, The Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History, and Ethnohistory.
Roman Mauer Dr. phil. Roman Mauer is a research assistant in the field of film studies at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz. He studied film studies, literature and ethnology in Mainz and received his doctorate in 2004 with a study on Jim Jarmusch. He taught at the HFF Munich, dffb Berlin, HFF Konrad Wolf Potsdam/Babelsberg and HS Mainz. Since 2008 he has organized international lecture series and media practical cooperation projects with ZDF/arte, Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Foundation or Deutsche Kinemathek Berlin. His main research topics are: Aesthetics of Simultaneity, Narratology of film and comics, Film Style, Audiovisual film didactics, methods of visualization, Inter- and Transculturalism of Film.
Clayton McCarl Clayton McCarl is an associate professor of Spanish and Digital Humanities at the University of North Florida (UNF). He leads coloniaLab, a workshop for the collaborative edition of colonial Latin American manuscripts and rare print books, as well as the North Florida Editorial Workshop (NFEW), a project that focuses on the digital transmission of archival materials related to local history.
Christian Gosvig Olesen Christian Gosvig Olesen is a postdoctoral researcher at Utrecht University and lecturer at the University of Amsterdam’s Media Studies Department, where he teaches courses in film studies, media preservation, restoration and digital heritage. For UvA’s The Sensory Moving Image Archive project, he acted as a researcher and project manager. Olesen’s primary research interests lie in the fields of audiovisual archiving, digital methods and practice-based approaches in film, media and sound studies.
Johannes Pause Matthias Zeppelzauer is a senior researcher at the Institute of Creative\Media/Technologies at St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences, Austria. He received his PhD in Computer Science from Vienna University of Technology with highest distinction. His research focuses on multimedia retrieval, audio and video analysis and machine learning in interdisciplinary problem domains.
May Helena Plumb May Helena Plumb is a PhD Candidate in Linguistics at the University of Texas at Austin, where she is an NSF Graduate Research Fellow and a Donald D. Harrington Graduate Fellow. May’s research focuses on the documentation and description of Zapotec languages, and her most recent work investigates the expression of temporal-modal semantics in Tlacochahuaya Zapotec.
Kader Pustu-Iren Kader Pustu-Iren completed her studies of computer science at the Leibniz University Hannover and received her master's degree in November 2017. Since January 2018 she has been working as a research associate in the Visual Analytics research group at the Technical University Information Library (TIB). Within the project "Visual Information Search in Video-Archives" she works on person recognition and information visualization.
Rita Raley Rita Raley is an Associate Professor of English at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She researches and teaches in the areas of new media studies, electronic literature, and the digital humanities.
Jan Rybicki Jan Rybicki is an associate professor at the Institute of English Studies, Jagiellonian University in Kraków. With a background in English literary studies, comparative literature and translation studies, he has published on stylometry in translation ("The Great Mystery of the (Almost) Invisible Translator: Stylometry in Translation"), authorship attribution ("Partners in Life, Partners in Crime?") and gender ("Vive la différence: Tracing the (Authorial) Gender Signal by Multivariate Analysis of Word Frequencies"). His latest papers include attributive work on Harper Lee and Elena Ferrante. He helped write the stylo package for R. A literary translator in his previous lifetime, he translated into Polish such authors as Golding, Gordimer, Fitzgerald, Ishiguro or le Carré
Mercedes I. Salomón Salazar Directora de la Biblioteca Histórica José María Lafragua de la Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla (México). Licenciada en Humanidades y Maestra en Diseño de la Información por la Universidad de las Américas, Puebla (1989, 2020). Máster en Conservación y Restauración de Bienes Muebles por el Istituto per l’Arte e il Restauro Palazzo Spinelli, (Italia, 2003). Coordinadora del "Catálogo Colectivo de Marcas de Fuego". Temas de investigación: la imprenta en Puebla, las Marcas de Fuego y la Academia de Bellas Artes de Puebla.

Coautora con Andrew Green de "Las Marcas de Fuego: propuesta de una metodología para su identificación" en el libro: Leer en tiempos de la Colonia imprenta, bibliotecas y lectores en América (2010). "Las Marcas de Fuego, una tipología más para el estudio de procedencias" en Propiedad y Uso. Exlibris, marcas de fuego, sellos y anotaciones manuscritas (2019). En prensa, el artículo "Materialidad e imagen: caracterización y registro 3D de un sello metálico de manufactura colonial usado para marcar libros con fuego" en coautoría con José Luis Ruvalcaba Sil, Alejandro Mitrani y Edgar Casanova en Del Ductus al xml.

Thomas Scherer Thomas Scherer is junior researcher in the digital-humanities project "Audio-visual rhetorics of affect" funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) situated at the Freie Universität Berlin and the Hasso Plattner Institute Potsdam (Germany). He is co-editor of Cinematic Metaphor in Perspective. Reflections on a Transdisciplinary Framework (de Gruyter 2018) and collaborating author of Cinematic Metaphor. Experience– Affectivity – Temporality (Müller & Kappelhoff, De Gruyter 2018). Scherer’s research interests include the aesthetics and poetics of utility films and TV news, digital research methods in film studies, as well as audiovisual rhetorics.
Julian Sittel Julian Sittel M.A. is a PhD student and research associate at the Institute of Film Studies at the Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz. His current research focus is on quantitative film analysis and theory as well as cognitivist film theory. Prior to that he studied philosophy and film studies in Mainz. His master's thesis dealt with the topic "The systematic application of computer-based methods in film studies."
Emma Slayton Emma Slayton is the Data Curation, Visualization, and GIS specialist at Carnegie Mellon University Libraries. She obtained an MPhil from the University of Oxford in 2013 and completed her Ph.D. at the Faculty of Archaeology, Leiden University in 2018. Her current work centers around improving and supporting digital literacy efforts, as well as using computer models to look at possible past sea routes routes connecting island communities. Orcid ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2230-3101.
Richard Snyder Richard Snyder is a PhD Candidate at Washington State University Vancouver
Jasper Stratil Jasper Stratil is junior researcher in the digital-humanities project "Audio-visual rhetorics of affect" funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) situated at the Freie Universität Berlin and the Hasso Plattner Institute Potsdam (Germany). He published in MontageAV, [in]transition and mediaesthetics. His research interests include audiovisual poetics & rhetorics, documentary & genre, videographic criticism and digital research methods in film studies.
Nanne van Noord Nanne van Noord is a researcher at the University of Amsterdam and the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision. His research focuses on developing new computer vision methods that push the state of the art in a manner that is informed by and relevant to humanities research. He holds a PhD from Tilburg University for his thesis on learning visual representations of style and he has previously worked as a researcher for The Sensory Moving Image Archive project.
Niels-Oliver Walkowski Niels-Oliver Walkowski is a research scientist for digital literacy and research at the University of Luxembourg. He received his PhD in Literature from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, writing about the impact of digital technologies on scholarly publishing. He wrote several articles about colorimetric analysis of zombie movies and political thrillers and is the project coordinator of Melusina Press, a hybrid, multimodal press for research in Luxembourg.
Mike Zarafonetis Mike Zarafonetis is the Coordinator for Digital Scholarship and Research Services at Haverford College Libraries. He earned his PhD in US History at Auburn University in 2010, and entered libraries and the field of Digital Scholarship in 2011. As the head of a leading liberal arts digital scholarship program, he is interested in the intersections of technology, research, and pedagogy, and in exploring new ways for engaging communities and students in digital scholarship.
Matthias Zeppelzauer Matthias Zeppelzauer is a senior researcher at the Institute of Creative\Media/Technologies at St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences, Austria. He received his PhD in Computer Science from Vienna University of Technology with highest distinction. His research focuses on multimedia retrieval, audio and video analysis and machine learning in interdisciplinary problem domains.