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MemberRachel Stauffer

…M.Ed, Equity and Cultural Diversity, James Madison University (in progress)

PhD, Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Virginia (Linguistics)

MA, Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Virginia

BA, Russian Studies and Spanish, Randolph-Macon Woman’s College…

Currently I am an instructor of Russian and Spanish at James Madison University. I have taught Russian language, literature, culture, and/or cinema at the University of Virginia, the University of Richmond, Northern Virginia Community College, and Ferrum College. Since 2013, I have worked as the Conference Manager for the American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages (AATSEEL). In addition to teaching, I am also currently pursuing a M.Ed in Equity and Cultural Diversity in the JMU College of Education.

MemberStephen Hill

…Ph.D. in Classics (in progress; 2017-), University of Virginia

M.A. in Classics (2016), University of Kentucky

M.A. in Teaching English as a Second Language (2014), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

B.A. in English (2010), Bryan College…

I’m a PhD student at the University of Virginia with interests in Greek religion (and its reception by classical and post-classical writers), Greek linguistics, and the application of second language acquisition research to the teaching of Latin and ancient Greek. Before coming to UVA, I studied Classics at the University of Kentucky and language teaching at the University of Illinois. In the summers, I’ve taught intensive Greek courses for the Polis Institute in Rome and Florida.

MemberJessica Marie Otis

…2013 Ph.D. in History, University of Virginia

2007 MA in History, University of Virginia

2005 MS in Mathematics, University of Virginia

2003 BS in Mathematics and History, College of William & Mary…

I am Assistant Professor of History and Director of Public Projects at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University. I’m a former CLIR-DLF Postdoctoral Fellow in Early Modern Data Curation and Digital Humanities Specialist at Carnegie Mellon University. I obtained both my Ph.D. in History and my M.S. in Mathematics from the University of Virginia.

MemberCharlotte Rogers

Charlotte Rogers is assistant professor of Spanish at the University of Virginia. She is the author of two books, Jungle Fever: Exploring Madness and Medicine in Twentieth-Century Tropical Narratives (Vanderbilt UP, 2012) and Mourning El Dorado: Literature and Extractivism in the American Tropics (UVa Press, 2019). Her most recent article on Alejo Carpentier is forthcoming in PMLA.

MemberMatthew McMullen

Currently, I am a post-doc research fellow at the Nanzan Institute for Religion and Culture in Nagoya, Japan, where I assist with editing for the Japanese Journal of Religious Studies. I also serve as a network editor for H-Buddhism and an associate editor for the Digital Dictionary of Buddhism. I completed a PhD in Buddhist Studies at UC Berkeley in 2016 and have spent time at Columbia University, Waseda University, University of Virginia, Taisho University, and the University of Hawai’i at Manoa. My research primarily focuses on Japanese esoteric Buddhism, but my interests extend to Buddhist thought and practice in general.

MemberElizabeth Cornell-Goldwitz

Elizabeth Cornell is a Pre-Doctoral fellow in English at Fordham University. She is the founder of Fordham’s Graduate Student Digital Humanities group, a member of the Fordham University Digital Humanities Working Group for faculty and staff,and an active participant in the larger digital humanities community in New York City. In addition, she is a contributor to Digital Yoknapatawpha, a map-based online archive of William Faulkner’s work, published by the Digital Media Lab at the University of Virginia. Her current project, “The Einstein Phenomenon: Modern American Literature and the Popularization of Einstein’s Relativity Theory,” argues that Einstein’s theory of relativity contributed to the development of American modernism.

MemberJeremiah Coogan

Jeremiah Coogan (PhD Notre Dame, 2020) is a scholar of the New Testament and early Christianity whose research focuses on Gospel reading, material texts, and late antiquity. In autumn 2020, he will begin the project “Expanding the Gospel according to Matthew: Continuity and Change in Early Gospel Literature” at the University of Oxford, funded by a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship from the European Research Council. He is also a 2019–2021 Junior Fellow in the Andrew W. Mellon Society of Fellows in Critical Bibliography at Rare Book School (University of Virginia) and was recognized as the 2020 Midwest Regional Scholar by the Society of Biblical Literature.

MemberJolie Sheffer

In graduate school at the University of Virginia, I was somewhat active in electronic text initiatives, but I have not kept up with the field. Now I am trying to acquaint myself with all the exciting DH work people are doing. I am especially interested in digital curation, such as collaborations with librarians to archive and analyze nineteenth and twentieth-century American visual and material culture. My scholarship deals with race and ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and notions of family and nation. I am the author of The Romance of Race: Incest, Miscegenation, and Multiculturalism in the United States, 1880-1930 (Rutgers University Press, 2013).