Dr. Kathi Inman Berens, Associate Professor of English at Portland State University, has published peer-reviewed research about digital humanities, contemporary publishing, and digital literature. A Ph.D. from UC Berkeley, Dr. Berens conducted grant-supported research for IBM when she was faculty and a Fellow of the Annenberg Innovation Lab at the University of Southern California. She is co-editor of the Electronic Literature Collection Volume 4 (forthcoming 2021), and was the 2014-15 U.S. Fulbright Scholar of Digital Culture to Norway. Her essays have been published by Oxford University Press, Electronic Book Review, Digital Humanities Quarterly, the University of Minnesota Press, and other venues. Dr. Berens consults with Portland, OR companies on VR medical therapies, immersive storytelling, and mobile web interface design. Two years of survey work about book festivals and book discovery provide foundational data for insights about consumer behavior at the Portland Book Festival. She is advisory council for arts non-profits Literary Arts, NW Film Center, and Oregon Storyboard.



Ph.D., U. C. Berkeley Department of English

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