I am the Associate Director of the Women Writers Project and of the NULab for Texts, Maps, and Networks at Northeastern University. Through my work at the WWP, I am involved in several projects and publications, including:
- Women Writers Online, a collection of TEI-encoded texts by women, first published in English and in print 1526–1850;
- Women Writers in Context, a series of contextual essays about the authors in WWO;
- Women Writers in Review, a collection of TEI-encoded periodical reviews and other documents responding to texts by the authors in WWO;
- The Word Vectors for the Thoughtful Humanist project, an NEH-funded project to support humanistic teaching and research with word vector models;
- The Intertextual Networks project, an NEH-funded grant project to investigate citation and intertextuality in early women’s writing; and
- The Women Writers Vector Toolkit project, funded by a TIER 1 grant from Northeastern university
Through my work at the NULab and at the WWP, I coordinate and teach workshops on a number of topics including text encoding, TEI customization, developing digital projects, topic modeling, vector space modeling, and text analysis. My work at the NULab involves our seedling grant program, our series of talks and symposia, our NULab Fellows program, and our graduate certificate in Digital Humanities. I am the co-director of the Digital Integration Teaching Initiative, which integrates digital and computational methods into social science and humanities classes. I also collaborate with faculty on developing digital assignments and I develop and teach courses, such as a class I taught with Professor Elizabeth Maddock Dillon in 2017, 2018, and 2021: Literature and Digital Diversity. And, I collaborate with faculty and graduate students on their research projects, while also pursuing my own research into using text encoding and vector space models for literary analysis.
I held a postdoctoral fellowship at MIT in 2016–2017, working with Diana Henderson to develop a module on the Merchant of Venice for the MITx platform and I continue to collaborate with the module team as the project develops.
For more on my experience and current research and writing projects, see my CV.