College of William and Mary, Doctorate of Philosophy in American Studies, 2018
George Mason University, Masters of Arts in History, 2011
University of Southern Mississippi, Bachelor of Arts in History, Summa Cum Laude, 2010
ACADEMIC WORK HISTORY
Academic Technology Consultant, University of Richmond, 2017-Present
Michael R. Halleran Dissertation Fellow, College of William and Mary, 2017- 2018
Teaching Fellow, College of William and Mary, 2015-2017
Classroom Instructor for Keio University/College of William and Mary Cross-Cultural Collaboration, College of William and Mary, 2016
Teaching Assistant, College of William and Mary, 2013-2015
Digital Scholarship Lab Research Associate, University of Richmond, 2013
Teaching Assistant, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, 2011
SELECTED JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS
“Data Wrangling and Management in R,” Programming Historian, 2017
“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 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
American Mathematics–Assisted students in creating one of the first digital projects that detailed the history of American Mathematics. The website itself features numerous “mini-projects” that students created with my help. An overview of the project and its implications in The Conversation was picked up by The Houston Chronicle, San Francisco Chronicle, and at least a dozen outlets.
History of the Jerks-Consulted at various points on front-end development and migration of server from Omeka to WordPress.
Keywords for Rhetoric and Communication Studies–Assisted students in creating a Scalar project that overviewed various “keywords” in Rhetoric and Communication studies and led workshops.
Objects of American Studies- Worked with faculty to create an Omeka collection for their students on objects in American Studies.
French Revolution Timeline and Migration Map-Assisted students, faculty, and staff to create a digital timeline of the French Revolution. In addition, I worked with the University of Richmond’s Digital Scholarship Lab to create a migration map of French migration along with a story map.
RVA Protest-Assisted in launching a complementary digital component to a museum exhibit held in downtown Richmond, VA. The project sought to provide an overview of protests in the area, and I worked with faculty, students, and staff to coordinate the projects story map, image upload mechanism, and blog.
The Equality Lab at the College of William and Mary-Assisted with launching initiative to create a computational lab that deals with system inequality. The lab is a partner with FemTechNet and will allow students to explore and critique digital culture and forms of scholarship. In addition, I am a fellow at the center.
Race, Memory, and the Digital Humanities Symposium-Served on the host committee of a symposium related to racial inequality in the digital humanities.
Data Mining the Culture Industry-Project that uses natural language processing to looks at lyrics in independent mixtapes versus commercial records to gain a statistical examination of the culture industry.
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.
Digital Atlas of American History–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 at the University of Richmond’s Digital Scholarship Lab.
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 Map Scraper–Developed in-house tool at the University of Richmond’s Digital Scholarship Lab to assist in the large web scraping of maps and images from the Library of Congress.
Minimal Computing – Working group for Global Outlook::Digital Humanities that examines the implications of computing under constraints, such as in low-income communities and third world countries. In addition, we also examine the power that low-cost devices have on academic research, and new ways to enhance pedagogy by incorporating ubiquitous computing devices into the classroom.
CONFERENCE TALKS AND PRESENTATIONS
Trouble in Cyborg Paradise: John Hopkin’s First National Search for Applications of Personal Computing to Aid the Handicapped, Mountain View, CA, Command Lines: Software, Power, and Performance, 2017
Computing the Body: Disability and Early Microcomputers in America, Denver, CO, American Studies Association Conference, 2016
No Body Around: Posthuman Fantasies during the Personal Computer Revolution, William and Mary Graduate Research Symposium, 2016
Personal Computing to Success: Childhood in Late-Capitalism, Chicago, IL, Social Science History Association Conference, 2016
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
THATCamp New Souths 2018, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2018
Developing Black Digital Humanities Initiatives, University of Pennsylvania, Humanities Intensive Learning Institute, 2018
Humanities Research with Sound: Introduction to Audio Machine Learning, University of Austin-Texas, Humanities Intensive Learning Institute, 2017
Humanities Programming, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Humanities Intensive Learning Institute, 2016
Omeka for Social Justice Workshop, College of William and Mary, 2016
THATCamp New Souths 2016, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2016
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, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, 2013
Digital Humanities Data Curation Workshop, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2013
THATCamp Prime 2013, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, 2013
Sponsored Student Scholarship, Humanities Intensive Learning & Teaching, 2014, 2016, 2017
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
SELECTED NATIONAL SERVICE
American Studies Association Digital Humanities Caucus Advisory Board, Member, 2017-Present
Special Interest Group in Computing, Information, and Society Conference Organizing Committee, Conference Assistant, 2017-Present
Digital Humanities Quarterly, Reviewer, 2013-Present
Programming Historian, Reviewer, 2015-Present
SELECTED UNIVERSITY SERVICE
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
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
Content Management and Learning Management Systems: WordPress, Weebly Blackboard, Omeka, Cascade, Jekyll, GitHub, Drupal
Operating Systems: Linux, Unix, FreeBSD, Windows, and Mac OS
SELECTED SCHOLARLY MEMBERSHIPS
Popular Culture Association
American Historical Association
American Studies Association
Social Science History Association
Society for History of Technology
English, Written and Spoken
Available upon request