DHQ: Digital Humanities Quarterly

Author Biographies

Eduard A. Arriaga Eduard Arriaga holds an MA in Hispanic American Literature from Instituto Caro y Cuervo (Colombia) and a PhD in Hispanic Studies and Migration Studies from The University of Western Ontario. He is currently an Assistant Professor at the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at Western University and has taught as Assistant and Visiting Professor at universities both in Colombia and the USA. His research falls under the intersection between representation and digital technology, paying special attention to artistic representations of ethnic and racial lines. Arriaga is currently working on a project that explores African and African-descendant representations and self-representations in the digital age.
Loretta Auvil Loretta Auvil works at the Illinois Informatics Institute (I3) at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. She received a MS in Computer Science from Virginia Tech and a BS in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science from Alderson-Broaddus College. She has worked with a diverse set of application drivers to integrate machine learning and information visualization techniques to solve the needs of research partners. She has led software development and research projects for many years. Prior to working for I3, she spent many years at NCSA on machine learning and information visualization projects and several years creating tools for visualizing performance data of parallel computer programs at Rome Laboratory and Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
Sandy Baldwin Sandy Baldwin (PhD NYU) is Director of the Center for Literary Computing and Associate Professor of English at West Virginia University. Baldwin is the author of many essays and several book of poetic "codework," as well as creator of numerous elit/new media artworks. He is editor and publisher of the Computing Literature book series and Executive Editor of the journal electronic book review. His projects as CLC director include scholarship on massive multiplayer games, explorations of creativity and new media, and leading the Consortium for Electronic Literature project developing a metadata standard for works of electronic literature.
Boris Capitanu Boris Capitanu is a Research Programmer working in the Illinois Informatics Institute at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. Boris holds a B.S. and M.S. in Computer Science from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His research interests include data mining, machine learning, and educational technologies. Boris is currently working on the SEASR project creating software platforms for the advancement of scholarly research.
Tanya Clement Tanya Clement is an Assistant Professor in the School of Information at the University of Texas at Austin. She has a PhD in English Literature and Language and an MFA in fiction. Her primary area of research is the role of scholarly information infrastructure as it impacts academic research libraries and digital collections, research tools and (re)sources in the context of future applications, humanities informatics, and humanities data curation. Her research is informed by theories of knowledge representation, information theory, mark-up theory, social text theory, and theories of information visualization. She has published pieces on digital humanities and digital literacies in several books and on digital scholarly editing, text mining and modernist literature in the Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative, Literary and Linguistic Computing, Texas Studies in Literature and Language, and DS/CN.
Ryan Cordell Dr. Cordell's scholarship focuses on convergences among literary, periodical, and religious culture in antebellum American mass media. He is building a digital edition of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s short story "The Celestial Railroad" that will allow scholars to compare versions of the story that appeared in American newspapers periodicals during the 1840s and 50s (http://celestialrailroad.org). He is also collaborating with colleagues in English and Computer Science on "Uncovering Networks of Viral Texts in Nineteenth-Century Newspapers", a project that uses robust data mining tools to discover borrowed texts across large-scale archives of antebellum newspapers, magazines, and books. The project uses these viral texts to trace lines of influence among antebellum writers and editors and construct a model of viral textuality in the nineteenth century. Cordell serves on NITLE’s Digital Humanities Council as secretary/treasurer of the Digital Americanists scholarly society. He is also Co-Editor-in-Chief of centerNet's DHCommons project directory and review journal (http://dhcommons.org). Cordell writes about technology in higher education for the group blog ProfHacker at the Chronicle of Higher Education.
Johanna Drucker Johanna Drucker is the inaugural Breslauer Professor of Bibliographical Studies in the Department of Information Studies at UCLA. She is internationally known for her work in the history of graphic design, typography, experimental poetry, fine art, and digital humanities. In addition, she has a reputation as a book artist, and her limited edition works are in special collections and libraries worldwide. Her most recent titles include SpecLab: Digital Aesthetics and Speculative Computing (Chicago, 2009), and Graphic Design History: A Critical Guide (Pearson, 2008, 2nd edition late 2012). She is currently working on a database memoir, ALL, the online Museum of Writing in collaboration with University College London and King’s College, and a letterpress project titled Stochastic Poetics. A collaboratively written work, Digital_Humanities, with Jeffrey Schnapp, Todd Presner, Peter Lunenfeld, and Anne Burdick is forthcoming from MIT Press.
Ed Finn Ed Finn is an assistant professor at Arizona State University with a joint appointment between the School of Arts, Media and Engineering and the Department of English, and he is founding director of the Center for Science and the Imagination (http://csi.asu.edu). This unique position reflects his interest in digital narratives, contemporary culture and the intersection of the humanities, arts and sciences. His current book project, The Social Lives of Books: Reading in the Age of Amazon, explores new structures of distinction and collaborative culture that are transforming literary fame and popular reception. He is also co-editor of Hieroglyph, which is both a science fiction anthology and an experiment in digital collaboration between writers, scientists and engineers (http://hieroglyph.asu.edu).
Mike Frangos Mike Frangos has a PhD in English literature from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he helped organize and design the Center for Modern Literature, Materialism and Aesthetics (COMMA). He has been a postdoctoral fellow at HUMlab, an interdisciplinary digital humanities center based in Umeå, Sweden, and is currently writing on social media and world literature.
Matthew Kirschenbaum Matthew G. Kirschenbaum is Associate Professor in the Department of English at the University of Maryland and Associate Director of the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH, an applied thinktank for the digital humanities). He is also an affiliated faculty member with the College of Information Studies and the Human-Computer Interaction Lab at Maryland, and a member of the teaching faculty at the University of Virginia’s Rare Book School. His first book, Mechanisms: New Media and the Forensic Imagination, was published by the MIT Press in 2008 and won multiple awards, including the 16th annual Prize for a First Book from the Modern Language Association (MLA). In 2010 he co-authored (with Richard Ovenden and Gabriela Redwine) Digital Forensics and Born-Digital Content in Cultural Heritage Collections, a report published by the Council on Library and Information Resources and recognized with a commendation from the Society of American Archivists. Kirschenbaum speaks and writes often on topics in the digital humanities and new media; his work has received coverage in the Atlantic, New York Times, The Guardian, National Public Radio, Wired, Boing Boing, Slashdot, and the Chronicle of Higher Education. His current book project is entitled Track Changes: A Literary History of Word Processing, and is under contract to Harvard University Press. He is a 2011 Guggenheim Fellow. See http://www.mkirschenbaum.net for more.
Cecilia Lindhé Cecilia Lindhé is Associate Professor at HUMlab, Umeå University in Sweden. Lindhé holds a PhD (2008) in Comparative Literature from Uppsala University and she has continuously been working with issues that involve digital research infrastructure, information technology and pedagogy. Her current research spans ancient/medieval rhetorical and aesthetic theory in relation to digital materiality, digital representation of cultural heritage, screen culture and digital literature and art. At present Lindhé is involved in three research projects: Imitatio Mariae. Virgin Mary as a Virtuous Model in Medieval Sweden; Multiple Screens as Material and Representations and Reconfigurations of the Digital in Swedish Literature and Art 1950–2010.
Mark C. Marino Mark C. Marino is a writer and scholar of digital literature living in Los Angeles. He is an associate professor (teaching) at the University of Southern California where he directs the Humanities and Critical Code Studies (HaCCS) Lab (http://haccslab.com). He is the editor of Bunk Magazine (http://bunkmagazine.com) and the Director of Communication of the Electronic Literature Organization (http://eliterature.org). His creative works include "Living Will," "a show of hands," and "Marginalia in the Library of Babel." He was also one of ten co-authors of 10 PRINT CHR$(205.5+RND(1)); : GOTO 10 (http://10print.org). His complete portfolio is here: http://markcmarino.com.
Megan Monroe Megan Monroe is a Ph.D. student in the Computer Science Department at the University of Maryland. She currently works in the Human-Computer Interaction Lab (HCIL) on Professor Ben Shneiderman's medical visualization team. Her focus is in temporal event search and analysis.
Nick Montfort Nick Montfort is associate professor of digital media at MIT and president of the Electronic Literature Organization. Montfort co-edited The New Media Reader and Electronic Literature Collection/1 and wrote Twisty Little Passages, Racing the Beam (with Ian Bogost), and the book of poems Riddle & Bind. His latest book is 10 PRINT CHR$(205.5+RND(1)); : GOTO 10, a collaboration with nine other authors about a one-line Commodore 64 BASIC program. See http://nickm.com for more information.
Jessica Pressman Jessica Pressman researches and teaches twentieth- and twenty-first century experimental American literature, digital literature, and media theory. She is currently a Fellow with the American Council of Learned Societies and a Visiting Scholar in the Literature Department at UCSD. She is author of Digital Modernism: Making it New in New Media (forthcoming from Oxford University Press, 2013); co-author, with Mark C. Marino and Jeremy Douglass, of Transverse Reading: a Collaborative Case Study of William Poundstone’s "Project for the Tachistoscope: [Bottomless Pit]," (under contract with Iowa University Press); and co-editor, with N. Katherine Hayles, of Comparative Textual Media: Transforming the Humanities in a Postprint Era (forthcoming with Minnesota University Press, 2013). Pressman is Treasurer of the Electronic Literature Organization (http://www.eliterature.org) and serves on the Board of Directions for the online journal of digital art Dichtung-Digital (http://www.dichtung-digital.de/) and for Digital Humanities Quarterly. Her full CV can be found at http://www.jessicapressman.com
Belinda Roman Belinda Roman presently teaches International Economics in the Department of Economics at St. Mary’s University. Her other local teaching affiliations are with the Alamo Colleges in San Antonio. She received her PhD from the University of Western Ontario in Canada and holds an MPhil from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Both her Bachelors and MA are from Texas Christian University. Prior to teaching Dr. Román served as Managing Editor of Intensive Care World – The Official Publication of the World Society of Intensive Care Specialists - and Senior Information Officer for the American Chamber of Commerce in London. She also worked for the U.S. Department of State/USAID in South America as Administrative Director of the Electrification for Sustainable Development project.
Mark L. Sample Mark Sample is an Associate Professor in the Department of English at George Mason University, where teaches and researches contemporary literature and new media. His most recent project is 10 PRINT CHR$(205.5+RND(1)); : GOTO 10 (MIT Press, 2013), a collaboratively written book about creative computing, software studies, and the Commodore 64. He can be contacted on Twitter as @samplereality.
Fernando Sancho Caparrini Fernando Sancho is an associate Professor at the Computer Science Department of the University of Seville, Fernando is a regular collaborator in the CulturePlex Lab. He contributes his expertise and background in mathematics, computer science, cellular computing with membranes and complex networks.
Lynne Siemens Dr. Lynne Siemens is Assistant Professor with the School of Public Administration, University of Victoria, with research and teaching interests in academic entrepreneurship, project management, and team development. She leads workshops on Project Management at University of Victoria's Digital Humanities Summer Institute, University of Leipzig's European Summer School on Culture and Technology, and other locations and serves as a facilitator/consultant to several research teams.
Stephanie Strickland Stephanie Strickland has published 6 books of print poetry and 7 electronic poems. A co-editor of Electronic Literature Collection/1 (2006), she serves on the board of directors of the Electronic Literature Organization. Two of her collaborative digital pieces, V : Vniverse and slippingglimpse, appear in Electronic Literature Collection/2 (2011). Her next volume of print poetry, Dragon Logic, is forthcoming from Ahsahta Press in 2013. See http://stephaniestrickland.com for more information.
Juan Luis Suárez Juan Luis Suárez is a Professor of Hispanic Studies in the Modern Languages and Literatures Department as well as the Director of the CulturePlex Lab at Western U. His research deals with cultural complexity and complexity theory, digital humanities, technologies of humanism, Hispanic Baroque, as well as globalization and new literatures. Some of his books are Tecnologías del Humanismo, Herederos de Proteo, and Calderón: El escenario de la imaginación. Very recently, he also spearheaded a successful IDI proposal at Western University in the field of Digital Humanities on which he is collaborating with participants from a broad spectrum of fields of study.
Lisa Swanstrom Lisa Swanstrom is an Assistant Professor of English at Florida Atlantic University. Her research and teaching interests include science fiction, environmental history, and the digital humanities. She is currntly investigating intersections and overlaps between ecocritical discourse and the digital humanities in a project called "Animal, Vegetable, Digital:Experiments in New Media Aesthetics and Environmental Poetics." For more information visit http://swanstream.org.
David Tcheng David Tcheng works as a Research Scientist for the Illinois Informatics Institute (I3) at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (UIUC). David received a BS from Illinois State University and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Informatics at UIUC. David is a machine learning (ML) specialist and has applied ML to many difficult real world problems from domains ranging from art to science and involving media types ranging from sound, image, and symbolic sequences. Prior to I3, David worked many years with NCSA and co-founded the Automated Learning Group. Backed by venture funding from I-Ventures, David took a one year hiatus from UIUC to start up a music analysis and recommendation company called One Llama Media, Inc.
Whitney Anne Trettien Whitney Anne Trettien is a PhD candidate in English at Duke University, with a master's degree from MIT in Comparative Media Studies. Her projects and publications, both creative and critical, can be found at her website: http://whitneyannetrettien.com.
Alison Tara Walker Alison Tara Walker is the Postdoctoral Fellow for the T-PEN (Transcription for Paleographical and Editorial Notation) Project with the Center for Digital Theology at Saint Louis University. Her research connects the history and the future of the book and focuses on medieval manuscripts and the digital humanities.
Jacqueline Wernimont Jacqueline Wernimont is an Assistant Professor of English at Scripps College, where she teaches early modern literature, literature and science, and digital humanities. She can be reached on Twitter at @profwernimont.
Robin Wharton Robin Wharton (@rswharton on Twitter) holds a JD (1999) and a PhD (2009), both from the University of Georgia. She is a co-founder and director of the Calliope Initiative (www.calliopeinitiative.org), which develops open source tools to facilitate student-centered, project-based, multimodal composition pedagogy, and she is on the partner board of Hybrid Pedagogy (www.hybridpedagogy.com), an open, peer-reviewed journal of teaching and technology. Her research interests include medieval and early modern law and literature, critical legal studies, and the digital humanities. She is working on a book about the influence of common law poetics and the emergence of the individual as a target of regulatory authority in Middle English literature.
Yung-Hsing Wu Yung-Hsing Wu is an Associate Professor of English at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, where she teaches critical theory and contemporary print cultures. Her interest in the latter has been spurred by the variety and intensity of response to the idea of reading in the late age of print. Her current book project, The Institution of Reading, follows reading to a variety of locations — including Oprah’s Summer of Faulkner campaign, Facebook pages devoted to canonical authors, and the reading of Fahrenheit 451 performed by Amazon.com’s Kindle — and argues that these formations attest to the vitality of popular literary culture, they also suggest that contemporary reading yields contexts in which the popular and the traditional mingle, sometimes with friction, sometimes with astonishing seamlessness.