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Education

College of William and Mary Williamsburg, VA, Doctorate of Philosophy in American Studies, Fall 2012-Current
George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, Masters of Arts in History, 2011
University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS, Bachelor of Arts in History, Summa Cum Laude, 2010

Academic Work History

Teaching Fellow for Information Age in America, College of William and Mary, Fall 2015-Present
Webmaster and Program Assistant, American Studies, College of William and Mary, Fall 2013-Present
Teaching Assistant for Cinema and the Modernization of US Culture, College of William and Mary, Spring 2015
Research Associate at the University of Richmond Digital Scholarship Lab, Summer 2013
Teaching Assistant for Introduction to American Medicine, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA, Spring 2013
Teaching Assistant for Western Civilization, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, Fall 2011

Selected Journal Publications

“Data Assemblages: A Call to Conceptualize Materiality in the Academic Ecosystem,” Digital Humanities Quarterly 9, no. 2, 2015 “Dropping the Anchor: An Assessment of Race Relations in East Biloxi during Hurricane Katrina.” Global Horizons 4, no. 2, Fall 2011
“The Development and Application of a Screen Scraping Program in New Media Studies,” Gnovis 9, no. 3, Summer 2011

Selected Book Reviews

Review of “Goodbye Cinema, Hello Cinephilia: Film Culture in Transition,” Journal of Film and History 44, no. 1, Spring 2014
Review of “Raising Your Kids Right: Children’s Literature and American Political Conservatism,” NeoAmericanist 6, no. 1, Spring/ Summer 2012
Review of “Game Work: Language, Power, and Computer Game Culture,” Schuylkill Graduate Journal 10, no.1, Spring 2012, Special Issue on Bondage and Power
Review of “Alexander Russo-Points on the Dial: Golden Age Radio beyond the Networks.” Essays in History 45, 2011

Publications in Review or Upcoming

“We’re Just Playing: An Examination of Games and Virtual Worlds as Opposing Forces,” Digital Studies / Le champ numérique(In Review)
Impulses and Competition: A Historical Analysis of Early Parental Anxieties towards Gaming, Game and Culture (In Revision)
Review of “Children’s Nature: The Rise of the American Summer Camp,” Postscript: A Journal of Graduate Criticism and Theory, (Accepted and Upcoming)

Digital Humanities Work

Digital Cover Scraper-Independently created program that helps scholars scrape magazine, comic book, and news covers. Findings were later published in Gnovis: The Journal of Communication, Culture and Technology.
Digital Atlas of American History (University of Richmond’s Digital Scholarship Lab)-Assisted in conceptualizing the “Transportation” section of the Atlas in regards to technical infrastructure and theoretical framework. The work was part of a larger research project to create a Digital Atlas of American History funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Digital Map Scraper (University of Richmond’s Digital Scholarship Lab)-Developed in-house tool to assist in the large web scraping of maps and images from the Library of Congress.
Digital Humanities Reading Group-Member of small reading group organized at The College of William and Mary designed to discuss theoretical shifts in the humanities dealing with the impact of the digital age.
Large Scale Data Analysis in Emotional History: A Case Study of the American Civil War-Independently created project that used large-scale data analysis to understand emotional rhetoric during the American Civil War. The corpus for the project consisted of approximately a hundred thousand New York Times and fifty thousand Richmond Daily Dispatch articles. Later, I was provided an Early Researcher Grant by VolkswagenStiftung to present my findings at the Herrenhausen Conference in Hannover, Germany.

Conference Talks and Presentations

The Computer Invades the Home: Popular Media and the Domestic Crisis, Las Vegas, NV, Far West Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association, 2016 The Cloud Takes Up Space: Assessing Materiality in the Digital Humanities, Charleston, SC, Data Driven: Digital Humanities in the Library, 2014
The Need to Reconceptualize the Ontology of Digital Humanities Praxis, Houston, Texas, Texas Digital Humanities Consortium Conference, 2014
Large Scale Data Analysis in Emotional History: A Case Study of the American Civil War, Hannover, Germany, Herrenhausen Conference: “Digital Humanities Revisited—Challenges and Opportunities in the Digital Age,” 2013
Black Western Films in the 1930s: Racial Subversion and Economics, Madison, WI, Film and History Conference, 2013
Family Wages and Innocence: Parental Perceptions of the Children’s Exodus during the Lawrence Strike of 1912, New Orleans, LA, LSU Graduate History Conference, 2012
Understanding High Scores in the Video Arcade, Milwaukee, WI, Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference, 2011
Second Life: Virtual Simulation in the History Classroom, Hattiesburg, MS, University of Southern Mississippi College of Arts and Letters Undergraduate Conference, 2010
Dropping the Anchor: An Assessment of Race Relations in East Biloxi, Biloxi, MS, Returning to Katrina Conference, 2010
Crosby Memorial Hospital: A Case Study in Disaster Resilience, Biloxi, MS, Next Katrina Conference, 2009

Unconferences/Workshops

Makerspace Technology in College Curriculum, College of William and Mary, 2015
Large Scale Text Analysis with R, University of Maryland at College Park, Humanities Intensive Learning Institute, 2014
THATCamp Virginia 2013, George Mason University, Charlottesville, VA, 2013
Digital Humanities Data Curation Workshop Maryland Institute of Technology in the Humanities, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2013
THATCamp Prime 2013, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, 2013

Service Work/Activities

Graduate Studies Advisory Board for Arts and Sciences, College of William and Mary, Graduate Representative 2014-2016
University Library Committee, College of William and Mary, Graduate Representative 2014-2015
Search Committee for Graduate Ombudsperson, College of William and Mary, 2014
Search Committee for New Media Ecologist, College of William and Mary, 2013-2014
Graduate Student Association of Arts and Sciences, College of William and Mary, President 2013-2014
Graduate Council, College of William and Mary, Vice President 2013-2014(Oversees Arts and Sciences, Law, Business, and Education)
American Studies Graduate Association, College of William and Mary, Vice President 2012-2014
Committee on Graduate Studies, College of William and Mary, Graduate Student Representative 2013-2014
Midwest Popular Culture Association
American Historical Association
American Studies Association
Golden Key International Honor Society
Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society
Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society
Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
National Honor Society

Honors/Grants/Awards

Sponsored Student Scholarship, Humanities Intensive Learning & Teaching, 2016
College of William and Mary’s Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences’ Research Fund, 2015
Charles Babbage Institute’s Arthur L. Norberg Travel Grant, 2015
College of William and Mary’s American Studies Program Research Fund, 2014, 2015
Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory (HASTAC) Scholar, 2014
Sponsored Student Scholarship, Humanities Intensive Learning & Teaching, 2014
VolkswagenStiftung Early Research Travel Grant, 2013
Digital Humanities Data Curation Workshop Maryland Institute of Technology in the Humanities Travel Grant, 2013
USM Award of Excellence, Fall 2006-2010
J. Treadwell Davis History Award, 2008

Scholarly Service

Digital Humanities Quarterly, Reviewer, 2013-Present
Programming Historian, Reviewer, 2015-Present

Language Skills

English, Written and Spoken
Hindi, Spoken
Urdu, Spoken
Spanish, Written

References

Available upon request