DHQ: Digital Humanities Quarterly

Author Biographies

Christoph Aurnhammer Christoph Aurnhammer is a doctoral researcher in psycholinguistics at the special research group Information Density and Linguistic Encoding at the Department of Language Science and Technology, Saarland University, Germany. He received undergraduate education in the humanities and social sciences from the University of Passau and studied linguistics at Tilburg University and Radboud University, the Netherlands. His research applies computational approaches to text with questions on human communication and the human mind.
Kelly Baker Josephs Kelly Baker Josephs is Professor of English at York College, CUNY and Professor of English and Digital Humanities at the CUNY Graduate Center. She is the author of Disturbers of the Peace: Representations of Insanity in Anglophone Caribbean Literature (2013) and founder and former editor of sx salon: a small axe literary platform.
Adam James Bradley After completing a Ph.D. in English and Systems Design Engineering at the University of Waterloo, Adam James Bradley joined the Visualization for Information Analysis Lab (Vialab) at Ontario Tech University as a research scientist. Adam's work is concerned with the problems of subjectivity, ambiguity, and interpretation that are omnipresent in digital tool design and text analysis. In some way all of Adam's work from visual text analytics, to interactive pen and paper applications, to visual search platforms are all trying to address the same question: How can we use technology to augment human actions in a way that allows us to be creative and imaginative, while still leveraging the power and speed of the machine.
Marc Bron Marc Bron is Senior Principle Researcher at Oracle, London. After completion of his PhD at the University of Amsterdam, he worked as a postdoc at Utrecht University and data scientist at Yahoo Labs, London.
Sheelagh Carpendale Sheelagh Carpendale is a Canada Research Chair in Information Visualization in Computing Science at Simon Fraser University. Her many awards include: IEEE Visualization Career Award, NSERC STEACIE, and a BAFTA. She is a Fellow in the Royal Society of Scientists and has been inducted into the both IEEE Visualization Academy and the ACM CHI Academy. By studying how people interact with data or information both in work and social settings, she works towards designing more natural, accessible and understandable interactive visual representations of data.
Cait Coker Cait Coker is Associate Professor and Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Her work primarily examines the history of women and publishing, and her articles have appeared in The Seventeenth Century, Transformative Works and Cultures, and College Research Libraries. She also frequently publishes on science fiction, fan fiction, and popular culture including editing the forthcoming collection The Global Vampire in Popular Culture (2019).
Christopher Collins Christopher Collins received the PhD degree from University of Toronto in 2010. He is currently the Canada Research Chair in Linguistic Information Visualization and Associate Professor at Ontario Tech University. His research focus combines information visualization and human-computer interaction with natural language processing. He is a past member of the executive of the IEEE Visualization and Graphics Technical Committee and has served several roles on the IEEE VIS Conference Organizing Committee.
Iris Cuppen Iris Cuppen holds an MA degree in Culture Studies from Tilburg University, the Netherlands, and works as a writer at Bakken & Bæck, a digital studio based in Amsterdam. Before, she worked as a graphic designer and as an art teacher at St. Joost‘s - Hertogenbosch, where she also studied graphic design.
Marian Dörk Marian Dörk is a Research Professor for Information Visualization at the Institute for Urban Futures of the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam. He co-directs the UCLAB, a transdisciplinary research space at the intersection between interface design, computer science, and the humanities.
Janina Jacke Janina Jacke is currently working as a postdoc in the German literature department at the University of Hamburg and has been part of different Digital Humanities projects. Her research is focused on narratology, theory of interpretation and methodology (in digital literary studies).
Rabea Kleymann Rabea Kleymann is a literary scholar from the University of Hamburg with a focus on aesthetic theory formation and digital humanities.
Cara Marta Messina Cara Marta Messina is a PhD candidate in the English Department, Writing and Rhetoric, at Northeastern University. She is the recipient of the 2019 Kairos Journal Graduate Student Teaching Award. Her research interests include fan studies, writing studies, writing analytics, new media, digital pedagogy, and anti-racist/anti-misogyny activism. Her work has or will appear in The Journal of Writing Analytics, Composition Forum, Social Knowledge Creation, and edited collections.
Kate Ozment Kate Ozment is assistant professor of English at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. She has published on using historical and enumerative bibliographic methods for the recovery of eighteenth-century women writers in Authorship and Early Modern Women and has forthcoming work theorizing feminist bibliography. Currently, she is working on a book project on the history of women book collectors and antiquarians in the twentieth-century United States and how they shaped the study of historical artifacts.
Victor Sawal Victor Sawal is a developer in the Visualization for Information Analysis Lab (Vialab) at Ontario Tech University.
Desmond Schmidt Desmond Schmidt trained as a classicist, graduating from the University of Queensland in 1981, obtaining his first PhD at the University of Cambridge, UK on the Greek lyric poet Bacchylides in 1987, and his second in Information Technology from the University of Queensland in 2010. He has worked as a software engineer in information security, text-mining and user interface design. He has also worked on a number of digital editions including the Vienna Edition of Wittgenstein, Digital Variants at University Roma Tre and the Charles Harpur Critical Archive.
Hannah Schwan Hannah Schwan is currently studying Interfacedesign at the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam. Her focus lies on user interface/user experience design and information visualization.
David Soll David R Soll is Director of the Developmental Studies Hyridoma Bank, a NIH National Resource, and Carver Professor at the University of Iowa.
Jan-Erik Stange Jan-Erik Stange is a Berlin-based user experience and data visualization designer at ATLAS.ti. His interests lie in qualitative data visualization, user experience design and visual storytelling.
Inge van de Ven Inge van de Ven is Assistant Professor of Online Culture in the Department of Culture Studies at Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences, the Netherlands. She holds a PhD from Utrecht University, where she also completed postdoctoral research on creativity in education, funded by Education for Learning Societies. She held a Core Fellowship at the Institute for Advanced Study of the Central European University in Budapest, as well as visiting scholarships at Harvard University, the Shanghai International Studies University, and The University of Copenhagen. Her articles appeared in journals such as European Journal of English Studies, Image & Narrative, Narrative, and Journal for Creative Behavior. Her monograph Big Books in times of Big Data will be published in November 2019 with Leiden University Press.
Jasmijn Van Gorp Jasmijn Van Gorp is an assistant professor in Audiovisual Data Studies at Utrecht University. She is the operational workpackage leader of CLARIAH's Media Suite, a Dutch research infrastructure for audiovisual data. Previously, she has been postdoctoral researcher in several digital heritage projects at Utrecht University and the University of Amsterdam.
Menno van Zaanen As a professor in Digital Humanities, Menno is particularly interested in incorporating the use of computational techniques in the field of Humanities. His PhD in the area of computer science dealt with building systems that learn (linguistic) grammars from plain sequences (sentences). These empirical grammatical inference systems result in patterns that can be used for further analysis of the data, for instance, in applied machine learning, computational linguistics, or computational musicology. During his MA (computational linguistics) and MSc (computer science) studies, Menno used techniques from the one field and applied it to situations in the other, such as proofing tools and error correction, machine translation, and multi-modal information retrieval. Such techniques can be applied to Humanities data, but for them to be fully successful, the results still need to be interpreted in the context of Humanities.
Edward Voss Edward Voss is Senior Research Associate at the W. M. Keck Dynamic Image Analysis Facility at the University of Iowa.
Melinda Weinstein Melinda Weinstein is Associate Professor of English at Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, MI.