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I’m a scholar and critic who wants to understand media experiences from audiences of the past, present, and future. This fascination has taken me to study the language of smell, the work of recovered women writers, never-published manuscript fiction, fanwork, and livestreamed tabletop roleplaying games. I believe that technological shifts of the past can illuminate our present, that book history and digital scholarship work beautifully together, that librarians and archivists are invaluable collaborators, and that hands-on experience of research is an important component of student learning. My most important work is as academic hype-woman for literary and academic work. My project to make manuscript fiction more discoverable through better metadata led me to become the director of 18thConnect.org, an aggregator of eighteenth-century primary and secondary resources. I spend a good chunk of my time helping newbie digital scholars think about how to organize and plan their projects.