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MemberCaitlin Christian-Lamb

…University Of Maryland…
…PhD in Information Studies, anticipated May 2022
Graduate in Certificate Digital Studies in the Arts & Humanities, anticipated May 2021
University of Maryland (College Park, MD)

MS in Library and Information Science (archives management concentration), 2013
Simmons College (now Simmons University; Boston, MA)

MA in History, 2013
Simmons College (now Simmons University; Boston, MA)

BA in History, 2009
Purchase College, State University of New York (Purchase, NY)…

Among other things, I am: a PhD candidate at the University of Maryland’s iSchool, an instructor for UMD’s intro to archives and digital curation course, and a Review Editor for dh+lib. At UMD, I’m affiliated with the Ethics and Values in Design Lab (EViD) and the University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies (UMIACS).

MemberAla Creciun Graff

…University Of Maryland, College Park…
…Ph.D. Candidate, Russian History, University of Maryland, College Park

M.A., Comparative History, Central European University, Budapest

B.A., Political Science and International Relations, American University in Bulgaria…

Ala is a PhD Candidate (ABD) in Russian History at the University of Maryland, College Park. Her dissertation examines the nationalization of the Russian monarchy under Alexander III (1881-1894) and its far-reaching social, economic, and political implications. She holds an MA in Comparative History from Central European University (CEU) in Budapest, Hungary, awarded in 2013. Ala received her BA in Political Science and International Relations from the American University in Bulgaria in 2011. At the University of Maryland, she designed and taught during Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 her research methods course “Russian History in Art, Music, Literature, and Film.”  During Spring 2017, Ala also underwent a curatorial internship at the Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens in Washington DC, which holds the largest collection of Russian art in the West.  In January 2018, Ala was selected as a Cosmos Scholar by the Cosmos Club Foundation of Washington, DC.

MemberLee Konstantinou

I’m an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Maryland, College Park. I wrote Cool Characters: Irony and American Fiction (Harvard University Press, 2016) and co-edited The Legacy of David Foster Wallace with Samuel Cohen (University of Iowa Press, 2012). I also write the novel Pop Apocalypse (Ecco, 2009). I am currently working on a book project tentatively called “Rise of the Graphic Novel.”

MemberMatthew Suriano

Matthew Suriano is an Associate Professor in the Joseph and Rebecca Meyerhoff Center for Jewish Studies at the University of Maryland. His research focuses on the history and culture of ancient Israel through the integration of biblical literature, Northwest Semitic inscriptions, and the archaeology of the Levant. He received his PhD from the University of California, Los Angeles in Near Eastern Languages and Cultures. Research Interests Hebrew Bible; death, burial, and the afterlife; ancient inscriptions; kingship and royal historiography; the archaeology of the Levant.  

MemberAliya James Allen Weise

…George Washington University
2019 Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), American Literature
2008 Master of Arts, American Literature

University of Maryland College Park
2003 Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.), Creative Writing, Poetry

Western Washington University
2001 Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Creative Writing, English

Green River Community College
1999 Associate of Arts, English…

Aliya recently completed his doctoral dissertation at the the George Washington University with a focus on American Literature and Culture and Critical Animal Studies. He is currently an instructor at the San Diego State University with the College of Education’s School of Teacher Education as well as at San Diego High School with the Academy of Finance. Prior to his Ph.D., he complete a Master of Fine Arts in poetry at the University of Maryland and Bachelor of Arts in American Literature and Creative Writing at Western Washington University. Aliya is currently working on transforming his dissertation into a book-length study in addition to several creative writing projects.

MemberMatthew Lincoln

Dr. Matthew Lincoln is the Digital Humanities Developer at dSHARP, the digital scholarship center at Carnegie Mellon University, where he focuses on computational and data-driven approaches to the study of history and culture. His current book project with Getty Publications, co-authored with Dr. Sandra van Ginhoven, uses data-driven modeling, network analysis, and textual analysis to mine the Getty Provenance Index Databases for insights into the history of collecting and the art market. He earned his PhD in Art History at the University of Maryland, College Park, and has held positions at the Getty Research Institute and the National Gallery of Art. He is an editorial board member of The Programming Historian. He has previously worked as a curatorial fellow with the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, and as a graduate assistant in the Michelle Smith Collaboratory for Visual Culture in the University of Maryland’s Department of Art History and Archaeology. He has been a recipient of Kress and Getty Foundation grants for their summer institutes in digital art history, and served on the steering committee for the Kress and Getty-funded symposium Art History in Digital Dimensions at the University of Maryland in October 2016. He is a member of the College Art Association’s Student and Emerging Professionals Committee. In addition to conference papers at ADHO’s annual meeting, the College Art Association, and the Renaissance Society of America, his work has appeared in the International Journal for Digital Art History, British Art Studies, and Perspective: Actualité en histoire de l’art. He is also a contributor to The Programming Historian.

MemberCaroline Paganussi

…University Of Maryland – College Park…
…B.A., Cornell University (2011)

M.A., University College London (2012)

Ph.D. Candidate, University of Maryland – College Park (expected 2021)…

Caroline Paganussi a Ph.D. candidate, Jenny Rhee Fellow, and Robert H. Smith Family Digital Humanities Fellow in the Michelle Smith Collaboratory for Visual Culture in the Department of Art History and Archaeology at the University of Maryland, College Park.   In her dissertation, “Bologna la dotta: The University and the Visual Arts in the Age of the Bentivoglio, 1463-1512,” Caroline examines the relationship between local artists and the humanists working at Bologna’s ancient university. Specifically, she demonstrates how the bonds of intellectual kinship between students and their professors inform Bolognese artists’ choices in subject matter and composition across a variety of media.   Prior to her career at Maryland, Caroline served as the Executive Assistant to the Director and the Board of Trustees at The Phillips Collection in Washington, DC. She has held internships at The Mall Galleries in London, the Galleria degli Uffizi in Florence, the Museo Civico Medievale in Bologna, and the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art in Ithaca, NY. 

MemberAnnie Laurie Nichols

…Ph.D. Communication, University of Maryland 2018…

Annie Laurie Nichols (they/them) worked as a graphic designer for over a decade before adventuring to St. Petersburg, Russia to teach English and business management for four years. After returning to the USA, they studied communication theory at University of Maryland, researching how people form communities and create connections with each other across difference. Now an Assistant Professor of Communication at Saint Vincent College, Annie Laurie’s primary research areas are in visual communication, digital culture, and rhetorical theory. When not reading, they can be found making art, cooking and eating strange foods, and designing board games.

MemberAmanda Licastro

Amanda Licastro is the Assistant Professor of Digital Rhetoric at Stevenson University in Maryland. Amanda’s dissertation “Excavating ePortfolios: Digging into a Decade of Student-Driven Data,” won the Calder Dissertation Prize in Digital Humanities in May 2016. Her work can be seen in Kairos, Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities: Concepts, Models, and Experiments, and Communication Design Quarterly. Amanda’s work on Virtual Reality was featured in The Baltimore Sun and Baltimore Magazine.