CV

ACADEMIC POSITION

Assistant Professor of English, Utah State University, 2016 – present


EDUCATION

  • PhD in English, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2016
  • M.A. in English, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2011
  • B.A. summa cum laude in English & American Literature, with highest departmental honors, New York University, 2009
  • B.A. summa cum laude in Journalism & Mass Communication, New York University, 2009

PUBLICATIONS


PUBLISHED DIGITAL PROJECT

  • The London Stage Database. Principal Investigator and Project Lead for website developed with funding from the NEH Office of Digital Humanities. Based on a recovery of a database developed in the 1970s, this online platform foregrounds the history of the data’s mediations and transformations while allowing users to explore data about thousands of performances that took place in London between 1660 and 1800. (2019)

REVIEWS

  • Review of Style, Computers, and Early Modern Drama: Beyond Authorship. Forthcoming in Renaissance Quarterly 72.3 (Fall 2019).
  • “Review of Writing Science: How to Write Papers that Get Cited and Proposals that Get Funded.” Time to Write: Newsletter of the Letters & Science Program in Writing Across the Curriculum at the University Of Wisconsin-Madison (Spring 2014).
  • “Review of Digital Defoe: Studies in Defoe & His Contemporaries.” British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (February 2012).

ONLINE SCHOLARLY CONTRIBUTIONS


SELECTED AWARDS AND FELLOWSHIPS

  • Project Lead, Tanner Talks Series, “Social Justice in Digital Spaces,” College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Utah State University, 2019-2020
  • Winner, Innovative Course Design Competition, American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, 2019
  • Principal Investigator and Project Director, London Stage Database, NEH Office of Digital Humanities Advancement Grant (Level II), 2018-2019
  • Gender Grant, Center for Women and Gender, Utah State University, 2017
  • Tuition Award, Digital Humanities Summer Institute, 2017, 2013
  • Faculty Travel Grant, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Utah State University, 2017
  • Seed Grant for DH@USU Working Group, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Utah State University, 2017
  • Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship, 2015-16
  • Mellon-Wisconsin Summer Fellowship, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2015
  • Mark and Elisabeth Eccles Excellence in Teaching Award, Department of English, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2015
  • Phillip Loring Allen Dissertator Fellowship, Department of English, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2014
  • Travel Grant, Modern Language Association, 2014
  • Vilas Conference Presentation Award, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2014
  • Summer Dissertation Fellowship, Department of English, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2013
  • Graduate Student Scholarship to attend Digital Humanities conference, Committee on Institutional Cooperation, 2013
  • Vilas Research Travel Award, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2013
  • Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Grant Research Assistant for Robin Valenza and Visualizing English Print, 2012-2013

INVITED TALKS

  • Panelist, Closing Plenary Discussion, Utah Symposium on the Digital Humanities. Weber State University, Ogden, UT, February 2019.
  • Invited speaker, Digital Matters Speaker Series. University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, January 2019.
  • Invited speaker, Radcliffe Exploratory Seminar. “National Theatres Across the Channel: Paris/London, 1660-1793.” Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, May 2018.
  • Invited speaker, “Emerging Themes and Methods of Humanities Research.” ACLS Annual Meeting. Philadelphia, PA, April 2018.
  • Invited panelist, Meaning and #MeToo. Utah State University, March 2018.
  • Visiting Faculty Member, Early Modern Digital Agendas: Network Analysis. NEH Office of Digital Humanities / Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, D.C., July 2017.
  • “Recovering the London Stage Information Bank (1970-1978): Data Preservation Lessons from an Early Humanities Computing Project.” Rebecca J. Holz Series in Research Data Management. Madison, WI, September 2015.
  • Panelist, Error in Early Modern Studies. Center for Early Modern Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison, November 2014.
  • “Collaborative Writing in the Humanities.” With Dr. Mark Vareschi. UW-Madison Humanities Research Bridge. Madison, WI, May 2014.
  • Panelist, Humanities Hackathon. Wisconsin Institute for Discovery / Center for the Humanities, University of Wisconsin-Madison, July 2013.
  • Panelist, Digital Media Production in the Classroom: A Games + Learning + Society Perspective. Digital Salon, University of Wisconsin-Madison, April 2010.

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

  • “Gender, Race, and Colonial Science on the Restoration Stage.” Modern Language Association. Seattle, WA, January 2020.
  • “Shakespeare in the London Stage Database.” Panel Session: “From Theory to Data and Back.” Shakespeare Association of America. Washington, D.C., April 2019.
  • “Beyond Oroonoko: Staging Colonial Science in Behn’s The Emperor of the Moon.” American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies. Denver, CO, March 2019.
  • “Nobodies and Somebodies on the Eighteenth-Century Stage.” Working Group: “Arousing the Bodies of Pre-1850 Performance.” American Society for Theatre Research. San Diego, CA, November 2018.
  • “Financial and Professional Networks in the Restoration Theater.” Modern Language Association, New York City, NY, January 2018.
  • “Women at the Theater-Finance Nexus: Competing Publics in the Works of Susanna Centlivre.” Canadian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies. Toronto, Ontario, October 2017.
  • “The South Sea Bubble, the Periodical Press, and the Event Structure of Colley Cibber’s The Refusal.” American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies. Minneapolis, MN, March 2017.
  • “From Humanities Computing to Digital Humanities: Re-Engineering a 1970s Theater History Databse for 21st-Century Users.” With Todd Hugie. DHU2: The Second Annual Utah Digital Humanities Symposium. Salt Lake City, UT, February 2017.
  • “Predatory Lending: The South Sea Bubble and The Conscious Lovers.” American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies. Pittsburgh, PA, March 2016.
  • “Digital Preservation 1.0: The Curious Case of the London Stage Information Bank (1970-78).” Modern Language Association. Vancouver, British Columbia, January 2015.
  • “Querying The London Stage: A Database of Eighteenth-Century Performances.” American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies. Williamsburg, VA, March 2014.
  • “Quantifying Generic Change in Late Restoration Drama.” Modern Language Association. Boston, MA, January 2013.
  • “Credit and the Politics of Invisibility in Nobody and Somebody and the Occupy Movement.” Midwest Modern Language Association. Cincinnati, OH, November 2012.
  • “Women and the Limits of Knowledge in Milton, Lewis, and Pullman.” Midwest Modern Language Association. Cincinnati, OH, November 2012.
  • Confronting the Problem of Historical Knowledge in Defoe’s A Journal of the Plague Year.” American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies. San Antonio, TX, March 2012.
  • “Plug and Play: Fantasies of the Disembodied Subject in Avatar and Dollhouse.” Midwest Modern Language Association. Chicago, IL, November 2010.

PANELS AND CONFERENCES ORGANIZED AND MODERATED

  • Panel Organizer, with Dr. Collin Jennings. “Interfaces.” Digital Humanities Caucus Panel. American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies. Denver, CO, March 2019.
  • Roundtable Organizer, with Dr. Seth Rudy. “Age of Unreason: Enlightenment in the ‘Post-Truth’ Era.” American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies. Orlando, FL, March 2018.
  • Roundtable Chair, “Alternative Facts and Fake News,” American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies. Orlando, FL, March 2018.
  • Member, Local Planning Committee, DHU3: The Third Annual Utah Symposium on the Digital Humanities. Logan, UT, February 2018.
  • Roundtable Organizer, with Dr. Jane Wessel. “Playbills and Publicity: Theatrical Documents and the Mediated Performance Event.” American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies. Minneapolis, MN, March 2017.
  • Conference Organizer. Going Public: The 2nd Annual Digital Humanities + Art Symposium. Madison, WI, April 2015.
  • Panel Co-Moderator, with Catherine DeRose. “Closing Forum: Engaging New Publics.” Going Public: The Second Annual Digital Humanities + Art Symposium. Madison, WI, April 2015.
  • Conference Co-Chair, University of Wisconsin-Madison Graduate Conference in Language and Literature. Madison, February 2013. (Conference organizer 2010-2014)
  • Panel Co-Chair, with Dr. Sarah Hogan. “Milton’s Value Now.” Midwest Modern Language Association. Cincinnati, OH, November 2012.
  • Panel Moderator. “Theorizing Public Memory.” UW-Madison Graduate Conference in Language and Literature. Madison, WI, March 2012.

WORKSHOP LEADERSHIP AND PARTICIPATION

  • Participant, “Sustaining Digital Humanities,” NEH Institute for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities. Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, May 2019.
  • Participant, “Extracting Cultural Networks from Thematic Research Collections,” Digital Humanities Summer Institute. University of Victoria, British Columbia, June 2017.
  • Participant, Research Assignment Redesign Workshop. Utah State University, December 2016.
  • Participant, THATCamp Wisconsin. Carroll University, Waukesha, WI, August 2013.
  • Participant, “Transcribing and Describing Primary Materials in TEI,” Digital Humanities Summer Institute. University of Victoria, British Columbia, June 2013.
  • Participant, planning workshop for F21: The Folger Digital Folio of Renaissance Drama for the 21st Century. Folger Shakespeare Library. Washington, D.C., June 2012.

ADDITIONAL RESEARCH EXPERIENCE


TEACHING 

  • Courses Taught: Instructor of Record
    • English 6330: Topics in Literary Studies. Haunted by History: The Deep Eighteenth Century. Utah State University, Spring 2018.
    • English 4360: Studies in Film: Childhood, Identity, and Coming of Age. Utah State University, Spring 2017.
    • English 4300: Shakespeare. Utah State University, Fall 2018, Spring 2017, Fall 2016. (Taught  alternately as “Shakespeare on Stage and Screen” and “Outsiders, Outcasts, Misfits”)
    • English 3325: Eighteenth-Century British Literature: The Marriage Plot from Milton to Austen. Utah State University, Spring 2019, Spring 2018, Fall 2016.
    • English 2600: Literary Analysis. Utah State University, Fall 2018.
    • English 100: Introduction to College Composition. University of Wisconsin-Madison, Spring 2012, Fall 2011.
  • Courses Taught: Teaching Assistant
    • English 220: Shakespearean Drama. Dr. David Loewenstein. University of Wisconsin-Madison. Spring 2015.
    • English 215: British Literature to 1750. Dr. Jordan Zweck. University of Wisconsin-Madison.Spring 2014.
    • English 162: Intermediate Composition / Shakespeare. Dr. Karen Britland. University of Wisconsin-Madison. Fall 2013.
    • English 168: Introduction to Modern Literature since 1900. Dr. David Zimmerman. University of Wisconsin-Madison. Spring 2011.
    • English 169: Introduction to Modern American Literature. Dr. Lauren Vedal. University of Wisconsin-Madison. Fall 2010.
  • Writing Center Experience
    • Instructor, The Writing Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Fall 2011-Spring 2015.
    • T.A. Coordinator of Outreach, The Writing Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Fall 2013-Summer 2014.
  • Guest Lectures
    • English 3470: Approaches to Research in English Studies. Dr. Joyce Kinkead. Utah State University. Fall 2016.
    • Library and Information Science 640: Digital Humanities Project Toolkit. Dr. Bronwen Maseman. University of Wisconsin-Madison. Spring 2015.
    • Statistics 371: Introductory Applied Statistics for the Life Sciences. Dr. Bret Hanlon. University of Wisconsin-Madison. Fall 2014.
    • English 215: British Literature to 1750. University of Wisconsin-Madison. April 2014.
    • English 442: The Eighteenth-Century Gothic Novel. Dr. Robin Valenza. University of Wisconsin-Madison. January 2011.

SERVICE TO THE PUBLIC


SERVICE TO THE PROFESSION


SERVICE TO UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY

  • Chair, DH@USU Digital Humanities Working Group, 2018-19. (Co-Founder and Coordinator, 2016-2018.)
  • Chair, Digital Humanities Course Development Committee (ad-hoc), Department of English, 2018-19.
  • Member, Committee for Composing a Commitment to Diversity Statement (ad-hoc), Department of English, 2017.
  • Member, Literature Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, Department of English, 2016-present.
  • Member, Master’s in English Curriculum Committee, Department of English, 2016-present.

SERVICE TO UW-MADISON

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