I currently work as a bilingual access services assistant at Multnomah County Library’s Gregory Heights branch and am pursuing my MLS through Emporia State University, where I also serves as a graduate research assistant. My research interests include feminist film studies–particularly at the intersections of gender, race, sexuality, and affect–cultural studies, critical librarianship, and the digital humanities.
As Ohio State’s Digital Humanities Librarian, I support the campus digital humanities network, consulting with faculty and graduate students on research and curricula, collaborating on projects, teaching courses and workshops, and coordinating the campus DH community. I publish on DH librarianship practices and on the celebrated British Romantic writer Mary Robinson, and I apply digital humanities methods to textual scholarship in my research.
I work with special collections — archives, manuscripts, rare books — at Pitts Theology Library, Emory University. I have a BA in Classics from California State University, Long Beach (2006), a Master of Theological Studies (MTS) from Candler School of Theology (2009), and most recently a PhD in New Testament from Emory University (defended my dissertation in March 2017). My research is primarily concerned with Luke-Acts, ancient historiography, and rhetoric criticism. My dissertation, “All Things to All People: Luke’s Paul as an Orator in Diverse Social Contexts,” looks at Luke’s characterization of Paul in four main speeches in Acts (chs. 13, 17, 20, and 26). This dissertation looks at two issues related to the characterization of Paul in the book of Acts: (1) whether Luke, the author of Acts, makes use of the rhetorical exercise of speech-in-character (prosopopoeia/ethopoeia), and (2) what Luke’s purposes are in portraying Paul as a gifted speaker who adapts to different rhetorical situations. Thus, this dissertation looks at each speech individually, and then considers the cumulative portrait of Paul in Acts.
Moroccan Francophone lit.; Bolivian lit.; librarianship.
Librarianship, Digital Humanities, Bibliography & Descriptive Bibliography Rare Books, 18th Century, Newspapers and Ephemera,
medieval and Golden Age Spanish literature & culture, intellectual history, book history, bibliography, cataloging and librarianship, knowledge organization; gardening, reading, poetry, slow food, music
Semi-retired after a career as librarian, researcher, library director and library school professor. Current research focuses on international and comparative librarianship, with an emphasis on research method and on the ethical and political economic aspects of international information relations. Recent publications on libraries in the political process, libraries and peace, and libraries in a post-truth environment.