DHQ: Digital Humanities Quarterly

Author Biographies

Florentina Armaselu Florentina Armaselu is a research scientist at the Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C2DH) of the University of Luxembourg. With a background in Computer Science, literature and linguistics, her research focuses on text encoding, digital scholarly editions, text analysis, and Human Computer Interaction.
Natalie Berkman Natalie Berkman is a doctoral candidate in the Department of French and Italian at Princeton University, currently working on her dissertation on the mathematical methods of the Oulipo under the direction of Professor David Bellos. An associated member of the ANR DifdePo, she is also coordinator of the transcription team for the Oulipo archival transcription project. Her dissertation examines various branches of mathematical thought — set theory, algebra, combinatorics, algorithms, and geometry — on the philosophy and production of the Oulipo and the reception of Oulipian texts. She is currently working on completing one of the Princeton Center for Digital Humanities inaugural projects for the 2015-6 academic year, which consists of digital annexes for her dissertation that she is programming herself in Python.
Rhiannon Stephanie Bettivia Rhiannon Bettivia is a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Her research examines the politics and discourses of the growing sub-field of digital preservation and investigates new methodologies for preserving the interpretive framework for digital materials. She has published in the International Journal of Digital Curation about her work on the IMLS grant Preserving Virtual Worlds II, among other publications and presentations in the fields of information science, digital humanities, and communications. She also teaches in the areas of digital preservation, metadata, and the role of libraries and information in society in the School of Information Sciences at the University of Illinois.
Antonis Bikakis Antonis Bikakis is a senior lecturer of Computing and Artificial Intelligence in the Department of Information Studies of University College London (UCL) and co-director of its Knowledge Organisation and Representation Group. His main research interests are in knowledge representation, nonmonotonic reasoning, argumentation, multi-agent systems and knowledge-based systems for the Semantic Web and Ambient Intelligence. He has participated in various EU-funded and national research projects. He is currently Principal Investigator in CrossCult, a research project funded by the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 initiative, which uses Semantic Web and other cutting-edge technology to connect digital cultural resources lying in different cultural heritage venues across Europe.
Andrew Bretz Department of English and Film Studies, Contract Faculty
Mattie Burkert Mattie Burkert is an Assistant Professor of English at Utah State University.
Alison Caplan Alison Caplan is an Assistant Professor of Spanish at Providence College, focusing on Medieval and Golden Age Spanish history and literature.
Anela Chan Anela Chan is a Data Scientist in Analytics at the social network/blogging platform Tumblr. Previously she was Lead Data Scientist at the marketing tech startup Contently and a Senior Economic Analyst at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Anela built "Sonic Japan" while undertaking the Master of Information Technology course with a specialty in Computing at the University of Melbourne School of Engineering.
Richard Chenhall Richard Chenhall is Associate Professor in Medical Anthropology in the Melbourne School of Population Health at the University of Melbourne. In addition to scholarly articles that focus on alcohol self help groups in Japan and health and illness in Indigenous Australia, his major publications include Benelong’s Haven (2007), Social Determinants of Health (2007) and Sleep Around the World (2013).
Caitlin Christian-Lamb Christian-Lamb is the Associate Archivist of Davidson College, a Review Editor for dh+lib, and co-chair of the Society of American Archivists Standards Committee.
Alex Christie Alex Christie is Assistant Professor in Digital Prototyping at Brock University's Centre for Digital Humanities. His research draws from modernist practice to experiment with digital knowledge production, including recovering manuscripts as game-based reading experiences and warping historical maps to express diverse representations of space. He led the Pegagogy Toolkit project with microgrant funding from the Association for Computers and the Humanities.
Eric Dye Eric Dye is a photographer, graphics designer, and journalist. While pursuing liberal studies at Penn State Behrend, he also worked at The Behrend Beacon as the Creative Director and Opinion Editor. He is currently a Projectionist at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center in Erie, Pennsylvania.
Laura Estill Laura Estill is an Associate Professor of English at Texas A&M University. Her research has appeared journals such as Digital Studies/Champ Numérique, Digital Literary Studies, Shakespeare Quarterly, and Studies in English Literature. Her monograph, Dramatic Extracts in Seventeenth-Century English Manuscripts: Watching, Reading, Changing Plays appeared in 2015 to positive reviews.
Calvin Fung Calvin Fung is currently pursuing a PhD in Creative Writing. His thesis includes a creative component in the form of a Gothic novel set in Hong Kong and a critical component examining the way in which the cultural specificity of Hong Kong interacts with the Gothic genre to extend the postcolonial Gothic and Asian Gothic spectra. His research interests include interdisciplinary narratology, Gothic literary studies and postcolonial studies.
Nuria Alonso García Nuria Alonso Garcia is a civically engaged educator in the fields of linguistics, global studies and urban education. Her research revolves around intercultural literacy and TESOL. Her engaged pedagogy strives to develop service and experiential learning initiatives that address how issues of international resonance intersect with concerns experienced by local communities. She has led community engagement projects in Mexico and Nicaragua and engaged with learners and scholars from Russia during her Fulbright appointment at the Saint Petersburg State Polytechnical University Institute of Humanities, where she is currently a visiting professor.
Dene Grigar writing, content analysis, annotation, cleanup, editing, commenting, teaching, and collaboration
Jacob Heil writing, annotation, cleanup, editing, contextualizing, commenting, and collaboration
Charles van den Heuvel Charles van den Heuvel is Head Research of History of Science and Scholarship at the Huygens Institute for the History of the Netherlands of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences in Amsterdam. Furthermore, he holds the chair: "Digital Methods and Historical Disciplines" at the University of Amsterdam.
Kate Holterhoff Kate Holterhoff is a Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellow at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Her research areas include nineteenth-century British literature, visual culture, digital humanities, and the history of science. She has published articles in English Literature in Transition, 1880-1920 (forthcoming), The Journal of Victorian Culture, The Journal of the History of Biology, and Victorian Network.
Patricia Hswe Patricia Hswe is the Program Officer for Scholarly Communications at the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. In this role, she helps manage and monitor the program’s grant portfolio, which addresses key areas such as preservation, electronic publishing, and access and library services. Patricia holds a MSLIS from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a PhD from Yale University, and an AB from Mount Holyoke College. She is active in the Association of College and Research Libraries and was recently elected to the Executive Council of the Association for Computers and the Humanities.
Bridget Jenkins Bridget Jenkins graduated from Penn State Behrend with a BA in English and Professional Writing major in the spring of 2016. She also served as the Managing Editor at her college newspaper, The Behrend Beacon. She is currently a Technical Recruiter for All Lines Technology in West Palm Beach, Florida.
Janelle Jenstad Associate Professor, University of Victoria; Director, Map of Early Modern London
Wooseob Jeong Dean and Richel Distinguished Professor, School of Library and Information Management (founded in 1902), Emporia State University (founded in 1863)
Shannon Kelley English Department, Assistant Professor
Kara Kennedy Kara Kennedy is a PhD Candidate in English focusing on science fiction and feminism in the twentieth century, as well as Digital Humanities in relation to science fiction and education.
Kimmo Kettunen National Library of Finland · Centre for Digitization and Preservation
Tamara Kohn Tamara Kohn is Associate Professor of Anthropology (in the School of Social and Political Sciences) and Coordinator of Gender Studies (in the Faculty of Arts) at Melbourne University. Her research has been focused on death studies, incarceration and personhood, communities of practice (from caring practices to moving arts), ethics, and the anthropology of the body and senses. Her most recent publications include Death and Digital Media (Routledge 2017, co-authored), "On the Shifting Ethics and Contexts of Knowledge Production" in The Ethics of Knowledge Creation (Berghahn 2017), and a book chapter associated with the Sonic Japan project, co-authored with Chenhall - "Being in Sound" in Collaborative Intimacies in Music and Dance (Berghahn 2017).
Juha Kuokkala University of Helsinki, Department of Finnish, Nordic and Finno-Ugric Studies
Ioanna Kyvernitou Ioanna Kyvernitou is a PhD candidate in Digital Arts and Humanities at the National University of Ireland, Galway. Her research explores ways of combining women’s studies, history of philosophy and ontology engineering in order to model information contained in early modern women’s works related to philosophical issues.
Tara LaLonde Tara LaLonde is a GIS Specialist at Penn State University Libraries. She has a Master of Science in Geography from Michigan State University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Geography from Colgate University. Prior to working at the University Libraries, she worked in the geospatial technology industry.
Brandon T. Locke Brandon Locke is a Digital Humanities and Social Science Specialist in the Department of History at Michigan State University, and is Director of the Lab for the Education and Advancement in Digital Research (LEADR).
Laura Löfberg Department of Linguistics and English Language, Lancaster University, UK
Simon Mahony Simon Mahony is Principal Teaching Fellow and Programme Director of the MA/MSc in Digital Humanities at the Department of Information Studies, University College London (UCL) and Associate Director for Teaching at the UCL Centre for Digital Humanities (UCLDH). He teaches a range of technical and non-technical modules and has current research interests in the application of new technologies to the study of the ancient world, using new web based mechanisms and digital resources to build and sustain learning communities, collaborative an innovative working. He is also active in the field of distance learning, a member of the University of London's Centre for Distance Education, an Associate Fellow at the Institute of Classical Studies (School of Advance Study, University of London) and one of the founding organisers of the Digital Classicist.
Aaron Mauro Dr. Aaron Mauro is Assistant Professor of Digital Humanities and English at Penn State Behrend. He is the director of the Penn State Digital Humanities Lab and teaches on topics relating to digital culture, computational text analysis, and scholarly communication. His articles on U.S. literature and culture have appeared in Modern Fiction Studies, Mosaic, and Symploke among others. He has also published on issues relating to digital humanities in both Digital Studies and Digital Humanities Quarterly.
Jim McGrath Jim McGrath is currently a postdoctoral fellow in Digital Public Humanities at the John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage, Brown University. He is on Twitter @JimMc_Grath.
Kim McLean-Fiander Assistant Teaching Professor, University of Victoria; Director of Pedagogy and Outreach, Map of Early Modern London
Kathryn R. McPherson Professor of English, Utah Valley University
Brad Mering Brad Mering is a Web Developer specializing in applications designed for teaching and researching in the humanities.
Kate Miffitt Kate Miffitt is Assistant Director of the Office of Digital Learning in the College of Arts & Architecture at the Pennsylvania State University. Her work includes identifying and developing new online programs and enhancing teaching and learning with technology, with a focus on arts and humanities pedagogies. 
Emily Christina Murphy Dr. Emily Christina Murphy is a postdoctoral fellow with the Linked Modernisms Project at the University of Victoria. From 2013-2015 she was instructor and Assistant Director at the Field School in Digital Humanities at the Bader International Study Centre (UK), Queen's University (Canada). She teaches introductory topics across the DH training network and undergraduate and graduate courses in modernist literature, social networks in literature, and digital humanities practice. Her published writing includes articles on Samuel Beckett and a digital monograph on Canadian women journalists in the Spanish Civil War with the archival recovery project, Canada and the Spanish Civil War.
Eetu Mäkelä Assistant Professor in Digital Humanities, University of Helsinki
James O'Sullivan James O’Sullivan is Lecturer in Digital Arts & Humanities at University College Cork (National University of Ireland). He has previously held faculty positions at the University of Sheffield and Pennsylvania State University. His work has been published in a variety of interdisciplinary journals, including Digital Scholarship in the Humanities, Digital Humanities Quarterly, Leonardo, and Hyperrhiz: New Media Cultures. He is the co-editor of Reading Modernism with Machines (Palgrave Macmillan 2016). James is Associate Director of the Digital Humanities Summer Institute, as well as Chair of the DHSI Colloquium. Further information on James and his work can be found at josullivan.org.
Miriam Peña Pimentel Lecturer at the Faculty of Philosophy and Literature, UNAM
Sarah Pickle Sarah Pickle (UNC 2005) is the assessment librarian at the Claremont Colleges Library. In that role, she designs and coordinates projects related to organizational effectiveness and planning at the Library. She came to Claremont after serving as the Council on Library and Information Resources Social Science Data Curation Fellow at Penn State Libraries. She began her fellowship in 2014, after working for two years as an analyst at the not-for-profit organization Ithaka S+R; there, her research focused on the efforts academic and cultural heritage institutions are making to create and sustain digital resources and services for scholars today. Prior to joining Ithaka S+R, she completed her PhD in comparative literature at Cornell University.
Nathan Piekielek Nathan Piekielek is the Geospatial Services Librarian at The Pennsylvania State University. He works in the University Libraries Research Hub where he supports the use of geospatial technologies across the university.
Sarah Potvin discovering, gathering, writing, cleanup, editing, theorizing, collaboration, commenting, and contextualizing
Daniel Powell writing, content analysis, project management, annotation, cleanup, editing, commenting, community building, and collaboration
Heather Ross Heather Dohn Ross holds a BS and MS in Experimental Psychology from Syracuse University.  She is the Manager of the Donald W. Hamer Center for Maps and Geospatial Information.
Albert Rozo Albert Rozo is the Preservation Data Specialist in the Preservation, Conservation, and Digitization Department at Penn State University Libraries. Prior to working at the Library, Albert worked in a variety of positions in the Chemistry, Entomology, and Information Technology Departments' at Penn State. Albert is a Licensed Architect in the State of Illinois. He has a BS in Architecture and is currently working towards an MS in Geographic Information Systems.
Teemu Ruokolainen Language technology consultant for Digital Collections project
Alex Saum-Pascual Alex Saum-Pascual is Assistant Professor of Spanish at the University of California, Berkeley, where she teaches Contemporary Spanish Literature and Culture (20th and 21st Centuries) and Electronic Literature (Digital Humanities). She is also part of the Executive Committee of the Berkeley Center for New Media. Her academic work has been published in Spain, Mexico and the United States. Her digital artwork has been exhibited in galleries and art festivals in the United States and abroad.
Danica Savonick Danica Savonick is a PhD candidate in English and a Futures Initiative Fellow at the CUNY Graduate Center and a Teaching Fellow at Queens College. Her dissertation, The Promise of Aesthetic Education: On Pedagogy, Praxis, and Social Justice analyzes the feminist and antiracist pedagogies of Adrienne Rich, Audre Lorde, June Jordan, and Toni Cade Bambara, all of whom taught in the SEEK educational opportunity program at the City University of New York in the late 1960s and 1970s. Her research interests include 20th century and contemporary literary studies, pedagogy, and social justice.
Anelise Hanson Shrout Anelise Hanson Shrout is an assistant professor of history at California State University Fullerton. Prior to CSUF, Shrout was a postdoctoral fellow in digital Studies at Davidson College.
Shannon R. Smith Shannon R. Smith is Assistant Professor of English Literature at the Bader International Study Centre (UK), Queen’s University (Canada). From 2013-2015 she served as the Director of the BISC’s Field School in the Digital Humanities. Her research is concerned with histories of nineteenth- and twentieth-century communication and print production technologies, the Internet and World Wide Web, and the intersection between Digital Humanities maker culture and participatory art. She has also published articles on literary theory, and Victorian popular theatre, sport, and urban spaces.
Elizabeth Stainforth Elizabeth Stainforth is a Visiting Research Fellow in the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies, University of Leeds, UK. Her research investigates digital heritage cultures and the contemporary significance of memory for cultural heritage in the wake of digital technologies. She has published in the journals Museum and Society, Cultural Trends and The Journal of Curatorial Studies, among others, and is one of the editors of parallax journal. She also works for Leeds University Library, where she has been involved in projects with the Digital Content and Repositories Team, Special Collections and the Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery.
Carolyn Stevens Carolyn S. Stevens is Professor of Japanese Studies and Director of the Japanese Studies Centre at Monash University. Her recent major publications include Japanese Popular Music: Culture, Authenticity and Power (Routledge, 2008), Disability in Japan (Routledge, 2013) and The Beatles in Japan (2018), as well as the co-edited volumes Sound, Space and Sociality in Modern Japan (2014) and Internationalising Japan (2014). She is currently Editor in Chief of the interdisciplinary journal Japanese Studies.
Lisa Tagliaferri Lisa Tagliaferri holds a PhD in Comparative Literature from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, an MSc in Computing and Information Systems from the University of London, and an MA from Binghamton University. Lisa’s research focuses on early modern literature and digital pedagogy, and she currently works with the Mellon-funded CUNY Humanities Alliance.
Marinella Testori Marinella Testori is a Digital Humanist with specialism in linguistic annotation and lexicography for Latin. Since 2010 she has been collaborating as Linguistic Annotator of the Index Thomisticus Treebank Project (http://itreebank.marginalia.it/), and since 2017 as Lexicographer at the CIRCSE (Catholic University of Milan, Italy). She received two MM.AA. in Humanities and Historical Sciences at the Catholic University of Milan, a Biblical Diploma at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome, and a postgraduate degree in Text Informatics and Digital Scholarly Edition at the University of Arezzo-Siena (Italy). She is currently working on her Ph.D. dissertation regarding corpus linguistics methods applied to the language of Thomas Aquinas at the Department of Digital Humanities at King’s College London.
Adriana Álvarez Sánchez Associate Profesor at the Faculty of Philosophy and Literature, UNAM