When I am not writing or tinkering with digital projects, you can find me teaching courses on English and Cultural Studies at Cal State Northridge. As a Ph.D. in American Studies from Brown University, my research and pedagogical interests include 19th-century & contemporary American literature, popular culture, transnationalism, digital humanities & technology, race and ethnicity, and global trade. Most recently, I joined the Andrew Mellon-funded WhatEvery1Says project, which uses machine learning methods to analyze public discourse on the humanities at large data scales. I have been published in the Journal of Transnational American Studies and have forthcoming essays in Engaging the Age of Jane Austen: Public Humanities in Practice (book), the Open Anthology of Earlier American Literature, and more. In my free time, I work on Digital Humanities initiatives. Recently, I joined the Mellon-funded WhatEvery1Says project, and I regularly host Wikipedia Edit-A-Thons at CSUN. I also served as a Media Curator for the textbook, The American Yawp, which is an open-source American History Textbook forthcoming by Stanford University Press. In the past, I have worked as an encoder for digital archives, including the Women Writer’s Project and the Modernist Journals Project. I have experience developing MODS records, TEI encoding, using OCR programs, and other aspects of the digitization process.
I have been recognized by multiple organizations for my research and pedagogy:
-California Rare Book School's Jay T. Last Scholarship
-American Antiquarian Society's Jay T. Last Fellowship
-California American Studies conference paper prize
-College of Humanities Faculty Fellowship and Grant fellowship, California State University at Northridge
-Probationary Faculty summer fellowship, California State University at Northridge
-Distinguished Speakers Fund, California State University at Northridge