Assistant Professor of English, Utah State University, 2016 – present
- 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
SELECTED AWARDS AND FELLOWSHIPS
- 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
- 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
- “Recovering the London Stage Information Bank: Lessons in Preservation from an Early Humanities Computing Project.” Digital Humanities Quarterly 11.3 (Fall 2017).
- “Archives, Numbers, Meaning: The Eighteenth-Century Playbill at Scale.” Co-authored with Mark Vareschi. Theatre Journal 68.4 (December 2016): 597-613.
- “‘Virtue is as much debased as our Money:’ Generic and Economic Instability in Love’s Last Shift.” Modern Philology 114.1 (August 2016): 59-81.
- “Plotting the ‘Female Wits’ Controversy: Gender, Genre, and Printed Plays, 1670-1699.” Early Modern Studies after the Digital Turn, edited by Laura Estill, Diane Jackaki, and Michael Ullyot (Iter / Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2016).
- Reviewed in Renaissance and Reformation / Renaissance et Réforme 41.1 (2018)
- Reviewed in Papers of the Bibliographic Society of America 112.2 (2018)
- “‘An infusion of the modern spirit into the ancient form:’ Textual Objects and Historical Consciousness in George Eliot’s Romola.” Romanticism and Victorianism on the Net, Issue 62 (October 2012).
- Review of Style, Computers, and Early Modern Drama: Beyond Authorship for Renaissance Quarterly (Forthcoming).
- “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
- “‘Archives, Numbers, Meaning:’ A Coda.” Blog post with co-author Mark Vareschi. 4 September 2017.
- Metadata for Visualizing English Print’s Early Modern 1080 corpus (released April 2016).
- “Digital Resource Announcement: The London Stage, 1660-1800.” The Assocation for Theater in Higher Education Theater History Blog (September 2014).
- “What Two Cultures? Helping Tutors Cross Disciplines.” Another Word: From the Writing Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (April 2014).
- “Tokens of Impersonation in Dekker’s City Comedies.” Wine Dark Sea: Drifting in a Sea of Texts and Data (November 2011).
- 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.
- “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, “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
- Project Assistant for Professor Cherene Sherrard-Johnson, 2009-2010
- Editorial Intern at The Chicago Reporter, Summer 2008.
- Editorial Intern at The Eminent Domain, 2007-2008.
- 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
- Guest speaker on the #MeToo movement. Access Utah, Utah Public Radio. April 2018.
- Guest speaker on Jane Austen. Access Utah, Utah Public Radio. April 2017.
SERVICE TO THE PROFESSION
- Co-Chair, Digital Humanities Caucus, American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies. 2017-present.
- Negotiated with Southern Illinois University Press for the release of full-text, searchable scans of The London Stage, 1660-1800, the Index to the London Stage, and the Biographical Dictionary of Actors via HathiTrust. 2014-2018.
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.
- 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, Literature and Writing Graduate Curriculum Committee, Department of English, 2016-present.
SERVICE TO UW-MADISON
- Alumni Speaker, Teaching Forum, Department of English, April 2017.
- Co-Founder and Coordinator, Digital Humanities Research Network. Mellon-Borghesi Interdisciplinary Workshop in the Humanities, Center for the Humanities, 2014-2016.
- Volunteer, Third Annual Mendota Seminar: 200 Years of Jane Austen. Department of English, October 2015.
- Volunteer Workshop Facilitator. “For Dissertators: Tips for a Successful Transition.” The Graduate School. November 2014.
- Panel Moderator. Literati: the Madison Undergraduate Society of English conference. Madison, WI, March 2014.
- Co-Chair, Graduate Student Association, UW-Madison English Department, 2012-2013. (Member 2010-2014).
- Volunteer, Humanities Exposed Poetry Circle, 2012.
- Co-Founder, Eighteenth-Century Reading Group, UW-Madison English Department. 2011-2012.