Assistant Professor of English, Arizona State University

Academic Positions

2014-Present        Arizona State University, Assistant Professor of English (early modern literature and digital humanities)

2010-2014             Scripps College, Assistant Professor of English

2009-2010            Harvey Mudd College, Claremont Post-Doctoral Fellow and VAP

Spring 2009          Harvey Mudd College, Visiting Lecturer

2008-2009            Women Writers Project, Textbase Editor and Project Manager


2009            Brown University, Ph.D. in English Language and Literatures

2005            Brown University, M.A. in English Language and Literatures

2003            University of Iowa, B.A. in English Literature (with honors)


16th and 17th century British literature, technologies of possibility and commemoration, digital humanities, gender and technology, and history of science and mathematics

Collaborative Grant-funded Projects

  • Mellon Foundation Planning Grant: Claremont Center for Digital Humanities 2012-13 (PI/ Grant Lead), $100,000
  • NEH Advanced Institutes, “Taking TEI Further: Teaching with TEI,” Women Writers Project, 2011-2014, (Invited Faculty Instructor)
  • “Reception History” NEH Office of Digital Humanities Grant, Women Writers Project, 2011-2013 (collaborator)
  • FemTechNet’s “Dialogues in Feminism and Technology,” a Distributed Online Collaborative Course (DOCC); awarded Brown University Pembroke Center Seed Grant ($10,000) and University of California Humanities Research Institute Grant, 2012-2013 (participant)
  • Mellon Foundation Faculty Career Enhancement grant, “Digital Archives that Count” 2011-12 (Co-PI), $29,745.24
  • Mellon Foundation Faculty Career Enhancement grant, “21st Century Shakespeare” 2011-12 (Co-PI) $55,900
  • “Writing Across Borders” Mellon Foundation Interdisciplinary Faculty Enhancement grant, 2010-2011 (participant)

Individual Grants, Fellowships, and Awards

  • Fellow, Early Modern Digital Agendas, Folger Shakespeare Library, Summer 2013
  • Pacific Security Fellow, Huntington Library, Spring 2010
  • Campus Action Grant for a science clinic program for minority women in local high schools, American Association of University Women, 2010
  • New Venture Award, Mellon Career Enhancement Grant for work on gender and science, 2009-2010 (Co-PI: Anna Ahn, Associate Professor of Biology, Harvey Mudd College).
  • “Mathematics and Narrative” Grant, Central European University, 2009
  • Untermeyer Dissertation Fellowship, 2008-2009
  • Mellon Foundation Grant, “Form and History,” 2007-2008
  • Folger Institute Grant, “Researching the Archive,” 2007-2008
  • Cogut Humanities Center Research Grant, “Women in the Archive,” 2008
  • Untermeyer Dissertation Fellowship, 2007-08 (awarded but declined)
  • Chemical Heritage Foundation Research Grant, 2006
  • Brown University Research Grant, 2006
  • Cogut Humanities Center Research Grant, “Nature’s Disciplines,” 2007
  • Folger Institute Grant, “Technologies of Writing,” 2005
  • Hamilton House Shakespeare Lecture Series Grant, 2006-07
  • Early English Books Online Essay Grand Prize, 2003



“Whence Feminism? Locating critical sites in Digital Literary Archives” forthcoming in Digital Humanities Quarterly special issue on “The Literary,” Spring 2013 (7.1).

“Feminism in the Age of Digital Archives: The Women Writers Project,” with Julia Flanders, Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature, (Vol. 29, No. 2, Fall 2010).

“Reading for Rowdy Form/ Reading for Steady Form in Sir Philip Sidney’s Defence of Poesie,” with Corey McEleney, New Formalisms, Verena Theile and Linda Tredennick, eds. Palgrave Macmillan, April 2013.

“Discovery in The World: the case of Descartes,” The Invention of Discovery, James Dougal Flemming, ed. Ashgate, 2010.

“New Scholarship, New Pedagogies: A View from the ‘EEBO Generation’.” Early Modern Literary Studies, Spring 2008 Special Edition, with Stefania Crowther, Ethan Jordan, and Hillary Nunn.

Digital Exhibits, Articles, and Projects

Created Archives” An Omeka/Scalar project built by the Fall 2012 Core III: Creating Archives class.

Counting the Dead: Commemorative Technologies and the Plague (Poster presented at the 2012 NITLE Symposium), the digital project is currently in development.

Mapping Digital Humanities in Claremont,” for Building Capacity in Digital Humanities series published by the National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education, with Allegra Gonzalez Swift and Char Booth. August 26, 2012.

“Women and the Writing of Science: Jane Sharp’s Midwives Book,” Women Writers Project, (accepted, in development)


“Fictions of the Cosmos. By Aït-Touati, Frédérique, Translated from the French by Susan Emanuel. Chicago and London: Cambridge University Press, 2011. 261 pp. $00.00 ISBN 0-226-01122-4.” Annals of Science, 2012, 1-3.

“Evolving Hamlet: Seventeenth-Century Tragedy and the Ethics of Natural Selection. Cognitive Studies in Literature and Performance. Angus Fletcher, New York: Palgrave Macmillian, 2010.” Renaissance Quarterly, Winter 2011.

“Hysteria: The Biography. Andrew Scull, Oxford: Oxford UP, 2009.” Women’s Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal, August 2011.

“The Word and the World: Biblical Exegesis and Early Modern Science. Kevin Kileen and Peter J. Forshaw, eds., New York: Palgrave Macmillan 2007.” Ambix: Journal for the Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry, March 2009.

“The Alphabet of Nature. Francis Mercury van Helmont. Taylor Corse (Introduction), Allison P. Coudert (Translator), Brill Academic Publishers, 2007.” Ambix: Journal for the Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry, March 2009.

Invited Talks

“Digital Humanities and Gender/Women’s Studies” NITLE National Seminar, January 16, 2013.

“The Early Modern Transmission of Knowledge in ‘Migrations of the Mind: Manuscripts from the Schoenberg Collection’” Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, CA, April 2010

“Women as Public Intellectuals: the case of Margaret Cavendish”  Women’s Union, Pomona College, Claremont, CA, September, 2008

“Margaret Cavendish’s Literary Mathematics” Chemical Heritage Foundation Lecture Series, Philadelphia, PA, September, 2007

“From Student to Teacher: Electronic Resources in the Classroom” Bringing the Text Alive: the Future of Scholarship, Pedagogy, and Electronic Publication EEBO/TCP Special Conference, Ann Arbor, MI, September, 2006

Presented Work and Responses

“’Compliant’ Feminist Archives,” Society for the Social Studies of Science 2012, Copenhagen, Denmark.

“Unruly Form: A Response to ‘Defining Form’,” Modern Language Association 2012, Seattle, WA.

“A Possible World in Math and Poetry: Descartes’s Le Monde,” Modern Language Association 2012, Seattle, WA.

“Possible Worlds: Authorial Markup and Digital Scholarship,” with Julia Flanders, Digital Humanities 2011, Stanford, June 2011.

“Women Writers Online and The Orlando Project: A Case Study in Feminist Digital Archives” 4th Annual Women in the Archives Conference, Brown University, April 2011.

“Are digital archives feminist?” Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting, Montreal, Canada, March 2011.

“Encoding Women: Are digital archives feminist?” Society for Textual Scholarship Annual Meeting, University Park, Pennsylvania, March 2011.

“Quantifying Sin: The Ethics of Number in Paradise Lost” Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts, Indianapolis, Id, October 2010

“Women in the Archives of Science: Posters and Teaching Feminist History of Science,” 3rd Annual Women in the Archives Conference, Brown University,  April 2010

“Digital History: Beyond Preservation in Women Writers Online” History of Science Society Annual Meeting: Phoenix, AZ, November, 2009

“Fictive Discovery: possibility and mathematics in the 17th century” Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting: Chicago, IL, April, 2008

“Teaching with the Digital Archive: Context and Limit” Women in the Archive: Colloquium on Research and Pedagogy with Archival Materials: Brown University, Providence, RI, March, 2008

“A Bright New World vs. the Mathematical Phoenix: Reading Margaret Cavendish’s The Blazing World against a narrative of mathematical triumph” History of Science Society Annual Meeting: Vancouver, BC, November, 2006

“Mathematics in the Flesh: strategies of authorization in mathematics” Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting: San Francisco, CA, March, 2006

“Breaking the Divide between Public and Intellectual Work” (Comment) Intellectuals and the Academy in Public Life, Providence, RI, May, 2007


  • National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education liaison to Scripps College 2011-2013
  • Scripps College Employee of the Year Selection Committee, Spring 2013
  • Intercollegiate Science, Technology, and Society Steering Committee, Fall 2010-present
  • Intercollegiate Media Studies, Affiliated Faculty and Student Advisor, Fall 2010-present
  • Claremont Consortium Digital Library Executive Committee, Fall 2011-present
  • Project Editorial Board, Women Writers Project, 2012-2013
  • NEH Office of Digital Humanities Project Review Panelist, Spring 2013
  • Research Board Member, Women Writers Project, 2008-13
  • History of Science Society Graduate/Early Career Caucus Ex Officio, 2009-10
  • Co-Chair History of Science Society Graduate/Early Career Caucus, 2006-09
  • History of Science Society Editorial Advisory Board, 2009-2010
  • Renaissance and Early Modern Studies Graduate Council, 2005-08


Fall 2014

Core I: Histories of the Present: Violence

Eng 101.a Survey of British Literature (up to 1800)

Eng 121 John Milton: Nature, Knowledge, and Creation

2013 Thesis Students

Anne  Dreschfield– Digital Communication/Writing (first reader)

Nicolas Rosa – English (first reader)

Laura Goforth – STS

Spring 2013

English 115 Junior Seminar in Literary Theory

One course release for CCDH Mellon grant

Fall 2012

Eng 129 Possible Worlds in Literature, Science, and New Media

Core III: Creating Archives (final projects:

One course release for CCDH Mellon grant

2012 Thesis Students

Tori Mirsadjadi – English (first reader)

Victoria Tiller – Media Studies (second reader)

Spring 2012

On Parental Leave

Fall 2011

Eng 101.a Survey of British Literature (up to 1800)

2011 Thesis (First reader for all)

Ana Derby – Science, Technology, and Society

Anna Loris — English

Helen Huang — English/Media Studies

Tess Sadowsky — English/Political Science

Lindsey Cook — Theater

Andrianna Betts – Media Studies

Hope Whitney-Monical – Media Studies

Spring 2011

Eng 107 The ‘P-Word’: Reclaiming Poetry

Core II  The Roar of the Lion, the Lives and Deaths of Animals (with Ellen Finklepearl)

GWS 187 Women and the Writing of Science

Fall 2010

Eng 129 Possible Worlds in Literature, Science, and New Media

Eng 121 John Milton: Nature, Knowledge, and Creation


French: Proficient reading knowledge, basic writing and speaking knowledge

Latin: Basic reading knowledge

Old English: Proficient reading knowledge

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