DHQ: Digital Humanities Quarterly

Author Biographies

Frédéric Clavert
Michael Gavin Michael Gavin is an assistant professor of English at the University of South Carolina. He is the author of The Invention of English Criticism (Cambridge University Press, 2015) and is currently working on a book about the metaphysics of fiction and simulation. Research for this article was supported in part by the Center for Digital Humanities at USC.
Dene Grigar Dene Grigar is an Associate Professor and Director of The Creative Media & Digital Culture Program at Washington State University Vancouver who works in the area of electronic literature, emergent technology and cognition, and ephemera. She is the author of net art works, like "Fallow Field: A Story in Two Parts" and "The Jungfrau Tapes: A Conversation with Diana Slattery about The Glide Project," both of which have appeared in The Iowa Review Web, and multimedia performances and installations, like When Ghosts Will Die (with Canadian multimedia artist Steve Gibson), a piece that experiments with motion tracking technology to produce networked multimedia narratives. Her most recent projects include the "Fort Vancouver Mobile" and "The Grand Emporium of the West", projects funded by a 2011 NEH Start Up grant and a 2012 "We the People" grant, respectively, that focuses on location-aware nonfiction content for mobile phones to be used at the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site. She is also a recipient, with Stuart Moulthrop, of a 2013 NEH Start Up grant for a digital preservation project for early electronic literature. She is President of the Electronic Literature Organization and Associate Editor of Leonardo Reviews.
Hilary Havens Hilary Havens is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Tennessee. With Peter Sabor, she is the author of the Frances Burney entry for Oxford Bibliographies Online. Her work has appeared in Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Theatre Research, The Age of Johnson, and The Eighteenth-Century Novel.
Eric Hoyt Eric Hoyt is Assistant Professor of Media & Cultural Studies in the Department of Communication Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is the author of Hollywood Vault: Film Libraries before Home Video (University of California Press, 2014) and co-director of the Media History Digital Library (http://mediahistoryproject.org). He designed, developed, and produced the MHDL’s search and visualization platform, Lantern (http://lantern.mediahist.org), which received the 2014 Anne Friedberg Innovative Scholarship Award from the Society for Cinema & Media Studies. Hoyt is the US PI on "Project Arclight: Analytics for the Study of 20th Century Media" (http://projectarclight.org), which received a Digging into Data grant sponsored by SSHRC, IMLS, and the NEH Office of Digital Humanities.
Aaron Mauro Aaron Mauro is Assistant Professor of Digital Humanities and English at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College. His articles on U.S. literature and culture have appeared in Modern Fiction Studies, Mosaic, ImageText, and Symplokē among others. He has also recently published on issues relating to the digital humanities in Digital Studies/Le champ numérique.
Kevin Ponto Kevin Ponto is Assistant Professor in the Living Environments Lab and the Design Studies Department in the School of Human Ecology. Ponto received his Bachelors from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, his master’s from the university of California, Irvine and his Ph.D from the University of California, San Diego. Ponto's research is focused on advancing the state of the art in the field of virtual reality, ranging from creating novel and natural interfaces for immersive virtual environments to developing methods, techniques and tools to better understand, evaluate, and develop interactive virtual experiences.
Carrie Roy Carrie Roy is Coordinator for the Humanities Research Bridge at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Her research interests span digital humanities tools and data visualizations, folklore, Scandinavian studies, medieval literature, art, folk art, and material culture. Collaborations on tools, programming and research involve partners in the humanities, biological sciences, healthcare, statistics, computer science, and the most recent, Victorian Eyes, an art exhibition.
David Schloen David Schloen is Associate Professor of Archaeology in the Oriental Institute and Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations of the University of Chicago. He studies the material and textual evidence of society and economy in the ancient Levant and directs excavation projects in Turkey and Israel. Prior to entering academia, he earned a degree in computer science and worked professionally as a software developer for a large corporation. He is currently the faculty chair of the University of Chicago’s Digital Humanities Oversight Committee and is director of the Center for Jewish Studies.
Sandra Schloen Sandra Schloen is a software engineer and the head of the OCHRE Data Service at the University of Chicago. She has a degree in computer science and a graduate degree in education. She has worked professionally as a software developer since the 1980s in both business and academic settings, with an emphasis on complex database systems and scholarly research applications. She develops software in close consultation with academic projects that span a wide range of fields.