I am an assistant professor of English at Arizona State University, where I specialize in early modern literature and digital humanities. I’m affiliated with the fabulous Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies and work with the great folks at the Nexus Lab. I teach on topics related to early modern literature, digital humanities, history of science, and possible worlds theory.
One strain of my current research focuses on relationships between early modern poetry and mathematics and on the practical and theoretical issues around digital archives. The other is focused on feminist readings and interventions in popular computing culture – I collaborate in this area with members of the FemTechNet network. I took a Ph.D. and M.A. in English Literature from Brown University and a B.A. in English from the University of Iowa, where I also studied Molecular Biology. I cut my digital humanities teeth at the Brown University Women Writers Project, where I began as an encoder and later worked as the project manager and textbase editor. I was also a member of the Scholarly Technology Group at Brown and worked on the Modernist Journals project. Prior to ASU, I taught at Harvey Mudd College as a fellow and visiting assistant professor and at Scripps College as an Assistant Professor of English.