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MemberKate Thornhill

I’m a technology librarian who specializes in digital research and teaching methodologies connected to finding, evaluating, curating, archiving, and reusing data to tell, teach, and make scholarly research stories in the humanities and social sciences. I also support operations management for UO Libraries Digital Research, Education, and Media Lab and serve as the Oregon Digital service manager.

MemberGraham Jensen

I am an Implementing New Knowledge Environments (INKE) Partnership Postdoctoral Fellow in Open Social Scholarship in the Electronic Textual Cultures Lab (ETCL) at the University of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada. My research interests include literary modernism, twentieth-century Canadian literature, poetry and poetics, and digital humanities research and methodologies. Previously, I was a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of English and a Digital Scholarship Fellow in the ETCL at the University of Victoria. I am also principal investigator of the Canadian Modernist Magazines Project and a former graduate fellow with Editing Modernism in Canada. At the University of Victoria, I also hold an Associate Fellowship in the Centre for Studies in Religion and Society.

MemberJennifer Isasi

Dr. Jennifer Isasi is an Assistant Research Professor of Digital Scholarship at The Pennsylvania State University. She is the Assistant Director of the Office of Digital Pedagogy and Scholarship and Director of the Digital Liberal Arts Research Initiative. This position in progress will establish a research methodologies community at PSU to articulate and integrate digital research in projects in the humanities and social sciences.    Jennifer is also a member of the editorial board of the open access journal Programming Historian. She contributes to the Spanish-speaking team with translations and editing, and serves as the Communications Manager for the overall board. 

MemberLaura Hernández Lorenzo

Laura Hernández Lorenzo is postdoctoral researcher in Digital Humanities at POSTDATA project. Her PhD, titled “Los textos poéticos de Fernando de Herrera: aproximaciones desde la Estilística de corpus y la Estilometría” -that is, “The Poetic Works by Fernando de Herrera: Corpus Stylistics and Stylometry approaches”-, focuses on Fernando de Herrera’s poetry using methodologies from Philology and Textual Criticism as well as Digital Humanities, specially Computational Stylistics and Stylometry. She has participated in diverse conferences on Digital Humanities, Corpus Linguistics and Corpus Stylistics in Europe. In addition, she does some research on Gender Studies and has focused on nineteenth century adultery novel and the works by Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz.

MemberSarah Hall

I am a historian of the early modern transatlantic puritanism, with a particular focus on communities, correspondence and social networks in the seventeenth century. More broadly, this has generated an interest in social history and the histories of ‘ordinary’ people and their lived experiences. Using a combination of qualitative and quantitative methodologies, my research is interdisciplinary and engages closely with digital humanities. I completed my PhD at the University of East Anglia in 2019. I am currently the Public Engagement and Events Officer for the AboutFace project based in the Department of History at the University of York. I am an experienced events manager with significant experience in the Higher Education sector, and am interested in engaging with creative methods for disseminating academic research to different audiences. I am also interested in academic outreach, and is committed to making research widely accessible to non-specialist audiences.

MemberLidia Bocanegra Barbecho

Lidia Bocanegra Barbecho is senior researcher at the Contemporary History Department at Universidad de Granada (UGR) with a tenure track position. She is also the Digital Humanities responsible at Medialab UGRLaboratorio de Investigación en sociedad y cultura digital. During her postdoc, she specialized in Digital Humanities (DH), being PI of the crowdsourcing research project e-xiliad@s (funded twice by the Spanish Ministry in 2009 and 2011), where she developed a research methodology to collect internationally historical unpublished data, at digital level, from the anonymous Spanish republican exiles. This project has received the Asociación de Humanidades Digitales Hispánicas’s award for the best initiative and presence in social networks 2019 through the Premios HDH 2020 call. She worked in ICT large companies in Ireland (Trend Micro Ltd. and Voxpro Communication Ltd.); she conducted also research ad teaching stays in Argentina (UNMDP), Italy (UNITUS), Cuba (CUJAE-UH) and Colombia (UMNG). Her research lines focus on citizen science in research projects in History, public participation, cultural identities, cultural heritage and exiles. She is currently PI of the research project: Co-History, recently funded by the European Programme FEDER through the Junta de Andalucía and the Universidad de Granada. She is author, co-author and editor of several scientific publications available in open access.

MemberJennifer Guiliano

Dr. Jennifer Guiliano received a Bachelors of Arts in English and History from Miami University (2000), a Masters of Arts in History from Miami University (2002), and a Masters of Arts (2004) in American History from the University of Illinois before completing her Ph.D. in History at the University of Illinois (2010). She currently holds a position as Assistant Professor in the Department of History and affiliated faculty in Native American Studies at the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. She has served as a Post-Doctoral Research Assistant and Program Manager at the Institute for Computing in Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (2008-2010) and as Associate Director of the Center for Digital Humanities (2010-2011) and Research Assistant Professor in the Department of History at the University of South Carolina. She most recently held a position as Assistant Director at the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities at the University of Maryland where she also served as an adjunct instructor in the Department of History and the Digital Cultures program in the Honor’s College. Dr. Guiliano currently serves as President (2016-2018) of the Association for Computing in the Humanities (ACH). She is  co-director with Trevor Muñoz of the Humanities Intensive Teaching + Learning Initiative (HILT) and as co-author with Simon Appleford of DevDH.org, a resource for digital humanities project development. An award-winning teacher and scholar, Dr. Guiliano recently published her monograph Indian Spectacle: College Mascots and the Anxiety of Modern America, which traces the appropriation, production, dissemination, and legalization of Native American images as sports mascots in the late 19th and 20th centuries. She is also completing her co-authored work Getting Started in the Digital Humanities (Wiley & Sons, forthcoming).

MemberKatherine Bowers

I am an Associate Professor of Slavic Studies in the Department of Central, Eastern, and Northern European Studies at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada and the Vice-President of the North American Dostoevsky Society. I specialize in Russian literature and culture of the long nineteenth century, and teach classes about Russian, Slavic and comparative literature and culture. More information about my research and activities can be found on my institutional profile and my personal website.

MemberNicole Rizzuto

Statement of Interest as Candidate for MLA’s Executive Committee LLC 20th and 21st Century English and Anglophone Literatures My interest in serving on the Executive Committee for Twentieth and Twenty-First Century English and Anglophone Literatures stems from my ongoing research within these fields and from my commitment to addressing the changing structure of the profession and its effects on knowledge production and scholarly activity. I take the current ideological and financial pressures placed on the humanities and literary studies occurring in the context of ecological and employment crises as challenges to be met on a number of fronts. I will work toward fomenting an inclusive atmosphere in the organization of sessions, panels, and other scholarly activities to encourage dialogue among all ranks of teacher-scholars across racial, gender, ethnic, sexual, and class identifications. I am interested in supporting a range of scholarship that foregrounds methodological debates about interpretative practices and ways of reading colonial, postcolonial, and neocolonial modernities; scholarship that reflects on the protocols of disciplinary and cross-disciplinary formations in era of an increasingly globalized and digitalized literary studies; and scholarship that considers how these debates, practices, and protocols are shaped by precarities emergent with the contraction of employment opportunities and resources for those working in the fields of twentieth and twenty-first century literatures. I will work to encourage the participation of graduate students, Early Career Researchers, and independent scholars in reimagining the intellectual landscape of the field and its professional practices. Finally, given the unevenly experienced effects of the climate crisis, I will support environmental humanities work that foregrounds marginalized perspectives while reconfiguring the boundaries of humanistic thought through engagement with social sciences, natural sciences, and science and technology research.