Vice Provost for Library and Technology Services, Chief Information Officer and University Librarian, and Senior Lecturer in English
Digital humanities, scholarly communication, history of books and publishing, 20th-century American literature
The current chapter of my research life began in 2004, with the preparation of a 2006 report on cyberinfrastructure for humanities and social sciences, "Our Cultural Commonwealth," sponsored and published by the American Council of Learned Societies, and funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Since 2006, I have helped to direct three projects focused on text-mining in humanities digital libraries. The most recent of these is ongoing, and involves faculty and librarians at the University of Illinois, Indiana University, and the University of Michigan and here at Brandeis, to develop a virtual research center that provides computational access to all of the materials in the HathiTrust, most of which was generated in the Google Books project.
My teaching, in the English Department, alternates between courses on digital humanities and a course on 20th-Century American bestsellers.
University of Virginia, Ph.D.
Boston University, M.A.
Awards and Honors
Appointed by President Obama to the National Humanities Council, National Endowment for the Humanities (2013)
Allen Smith Visiting Scholar, Simmons College (2012)
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