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MemberDavid Wilton

…Dept. of English, Texas A&M University…

David Wilton is a lecturer in the Department of English at Texas A&M University. His research interests are in Old and Middle English language and literature, cognitive approaches to literature, historical linguistics, and the history of the English language. He is the long-time editor of the wordorigins.org website.

MemberGrace Heneks

…Texas A&m University…
…PhD- Texas A&M University, ABD.

MA- University of Colorado, Denver, 2014.

BA- University of Colorado, Denver, 2010….

I’m a PhD Candidate at Texas A&M University. I’m currently working on my dissertation which looks at depictions of whiteness in Obama era Black satire. I specialize in 20th and 21st century American literature and film, specifically multi-ethnic writers, including Colson Whitehead, Jordan Peele, and Nicholasa Mohr.

MemberShawn Moore

I’m a graduate student, Ph.D., in the Department of English at Texas A&M University. I am also a fellow for the Initiative for Digital Humanities, Media, and Culture. My current research is investigating the sociability of dramatic closet dramas and philosophical treatises of early English Restoration women writers. By mapping the associations of integral networks of personal and intellectual nodes within private works of early women writers, especially Margaret Cavendish (1623-1673), I am trying to challenge the notion that sociable texts required sociable readerships.

MemberChristina V. Cedillo

…Ph.D., Texas A&M University, 2011

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I’m an assistant professor of Writing and Rhetoric at the University of Houston-Clear Lake in Houston, Texas, Currently, I teach courses in basic and advanced writing, and graduate classes in rhetorical studies at TDCJ Ramsey Unit. I’ve also taught graduate courses in rhetorical theory, composition pedagogy, and creative writing elsewhere. I graduated from Texas A&M University with a Ph.D. in English in 2011, with concentrations in rhetoric and composition, women’s studies, and medieval studies. These interests now guide me in writing about contemporary issues and contexts of coloniality, especially those affecting Latinxs. My primary areas of interest are race, gender, disability, embodied rhetorics and rhetorics of embodiment, and inclusive and empowering pedagogies.

MemberCaitlin Brenner

…August 2019 – Ph.D. in English Literature, Texas A&M University

May 2013 – M.A. in English Literature, the University of Houston

December 2009 – B.A in English and Philosophy (double major), Texas Tech University…

Caitlin Rose Brenner has recently received her doctoral degree in English Literature from Texas A&M University. Dr. Brenner specializes in medieval studies with special expertise in translation studies, women and gender studies, book history, and the digital humanities. She is particularly passionate about public outreach endeavors and strives to support efforts to broaden scholarly accessibility. She currently works as digitization library assistant at the Dolph Briscoe Center of American History and as writing assessment specialist for the OnRamps program, both at the University of Texas at Austin. She has six years of experience in education and has taught thirteen sections of upper- and lower-level undergraduate courses, as well as experience working with middle- and high-school students. Dr. Brenner has served as project manager for the Center of Digital Humanities Research at TAMU and as editorial fellow for the World Shakespeare Bibliography. 

MemberShawn Moore

…Texas A&M University
Ph.D., English with Graduate Certificates in Digital Humanities and Women’s and Gender Studies

California State University, Long Beach
M.A., English with Focus in Digital Rhetorics

University of California, Riverside
B.A., English…

Shawn Moore is an Assistant Professor at Florida Southwestern State College. He graduated with a Ph.D. in English Literature from Texas A&M University. While at A&M, he was the Research Associate and Graduate Fellow for the Initiative for Digital Humanities, Media, and Culture (IDHMC) where he worked closely with Dr. Laura Mandell on developing Digital Humanities projects for faculty and staff. His own research specializes in Early Modern and Restoration British Literature, Digital Rhetoric, and Digital Humanities. Within those fields, his writing focuses on seventeenth-century prose, poetry, and drama, gender theory, and digital theories/rhetorics. He is the creator and Director of the Digital Cavendish Project.

MemberJessica Howell

I am Associate Professor of English at Texas A&M University and Associate Director of the Glasscock Center for Humanities Research. I completed a PhD in English at University of California, Davis, and a postdoctoral research fellowship at the Centre for Humanities and Health, King’s College London. My first monograph, Exploring Victorian Travel Literature: Disease, Race and Climate, was published in 2014 by Edinburgh UP, and my forthcoming book is titled Malaria and Victorian Fictions of Empire (Cambridge UP, 2018). I teach courses in Victorian literature, literature and medicine, the Health Humanities, and women’s travel writing.  I convene the Health Humanities Seminar at the Glasscock Center and a grant on “Global Health and the Humanities.”

MemberAmy Earhart

…Ph.D., Texas A&M University, 1999

M.A., The University of Tennessee, 1993

B.A., Lebanon Valley College 1991…

Amy E. Earhart is Associate Professor of English and affiliated faculty of Africana Studies at Texas A&M University. Earhart’s work has focused on building infrastructure for digital humanities work, embedding digital humanities projects within the classroom, and tracing the history and futures of dh, with a particular interest in the way that dh and critical race studies intersect. Earhart has been particularly concerned with representing a diverse history of digital humanities, as is the case with projects The Millican Massacre, 1868, DIBB: The Digital Black Bibliographic Project, and “Alex Haley’s Malcolm X: ‘The Malcolm X I knew’ and notecards from The Autobiography of Malcolm X” (a collaborative project with undergraduate and graduate students published in Scholarly Editing). Earhart has published scholarship on a variety of digital humanities topics, with work that includes a monograph Traces of Old, Uses of the New: The Emergence of Digital Literary Studies (U Michigan Press 2015), a co-edited collection The American Literature Scholar in the Digital Age (U Michigan Press 2010), and a number of articles and book chapters in volumes including the Debates in Digital Humanities series, DHQ, Textual Cultures, and Humanities and the Digital.

MemberJames S. Finley

I am Assistant Professor of English at Texas A&M University – San Antonio. My scholarship includes the edited collection Henry David Thoreau in Context (Cambridge University Press, 2017) and articles in ESQ: A Journal of Nineteenth-Century American Literature and Culture, ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment, and The Concord Saunterer: A Journal of Thoreau Studies. I have received fellowships from the American Antiquarian Society and the Thoreau Society and was part of the faculty for the 2017 NEH seminar “Living and Writing Deliberately: The Concord Landscapes and Legacy of Henry David Thoreau.” I am currently at work on a book manuscript that addresses the literary production of radical abolitionists affiliated with the Free-Soil movement. “Free Soil Abolition: Slavery, Race, and Ecology in Antebellum America” presents a dramatically different portrait of the Free-Soil movement, one that foregrounds Black abolitionists and their critique of plantation slavery as ecologically destructive. In particular, I argue that figures such as Henry Bibb, Frederick Douglass, Lydia Maria Child, Martin Delany, and others, do not seek to simply restrict the Slave Power’s extension, as did white Free-Soilers, but instead to abolish anti-Black and anti-ecological structures that permeate antebellum society. Truly free soil, according to these figures, requires environmental justice and anti-racism. Attending to this archive, I suggest, significantly shifts contemporary understandings of both the Free-Soil movement and early American nature writing.