Hi! I’m a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Arts, Culture and Media at the University of Toronto Scarborough. I’m also the Co-director of the Digital Humanities Summer Institute and the Editor of Early Modern Digital Review.


1.      El Khatib, Randa, ed. 2022. Spatial Humanities [Special Issue]. Renaissance and Reformation / Renaissance et Réforme 44 (3): 199–249. https://doi.org/10.33137/rr.v44i3.37994.

2.      El Khatib, Randa. 2022.  “Collocating Places and Words with TopoText.” In Social Knowledge Creation in the Humanities 2, edited by Aaron Mauro. Toronto: Iter Press and Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies.

3.      Ross, Shawna and Randa El Khatib. 2022. “Digital Thematic Analysis.” Humanities Commons Repository, edited by James O’Sullivan. https://doi.org/10.17613/42c8-mk80.

4.      El Khatib, Randa. 2021. “The Digital Dissertation and the Humanities Today.” In Digital Doctorates [essay cluster] by Randa El Khatib, Reese Alexandra Irwin, Caroline Winter, and Michelle Levy. Digital Studies/Le champ numérique. DOI: http://doi.org/10.16995/dscn.380.

5.      El Khatib, Randa, Alyssa Arbuckle, Lynne Siemens, Ray Siemens, Caroline Winter, and the ETCL Research Group. 2020. “An ‘Open Lab?’ The Electronic Textual Cultures Lab in the Evolving Digital Humanities Landscape.” Digital Humanities Quarterly 14 (3): n.p. http://www.digitalhumanities.org/dhq/vol/14/3/000480/000480.html.

6.      El Khatib, Randa, Alyssa Arbuckle, Caroline Winter, Ray Siemens, and the Electronic Textual Cultures Lab. 2020. “Open Social Scholarship in Action.” Digital Scholarship in the Humanities. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/llc/fqaa033.

7.      El Khatib, Randa and Marcel Schaeben. 2020. “Why Map Literature? Geospatial Prototyping for Literary Studies and Digital Humanities.” Digital Studies/Le champ numérique 10 (1): 1–22. DOI: http://doi.org/10.16995/dscn.381.

8. El Khatib, Randa. 2019. “Laying the Foundation for Community-Driven, Open Cultural Gazetteers.” KULA: Knowledge Creation, Dissemination, and Preservation Studies 3(1): n.p. DOI:  http://doi.org/10.5334/kula.53.

9. El Khatib, Randa, David Joseph Wrisley, Shady Elbassuoni, Mohamad Jaber, and Julia El Zini. 2019. “Prototyping Across the Disciplines.” Digital Studies/Le champ numérique 8(1): 1–20. DOI: http://doi.org/10.16995/dscn.282.

10. El Khatib, Randa, Lindsey Seatter, Tracey El-Hajj, Conrad Leibel, Alyssa Arbuckle, Raymond G. Siemens, and the INKE and ETCL Research Groups. 2019. “Open Social Scholarship Annotated Bibliography.” KULA: Knowledge Creation, Dissemination, and Preservation Studies 3(1): n.p. DOI: http://doi.org/10.5334/kula.58.

11. El Khatib, Randa, Alyssa Arbuckle, and Ray Siemens. 2019. “Foundations for On-Campus Open Social Scholarship Activities.” KULA: Knowledge Creation, Dissemination, and Preservation Studies 3(1): n.p. DOI: http://doi.org/10.5334/kula.14.

12. El Khatib, Randa and David Currell. 2018. “Mapping the Moralized Geography of Paradise Lost.” In Digital Milton, edited by David Currell and Islam Issa. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan: 129-152. DOI: http://10.1007/978-3-319-90478-8_6.

13. Siemens, Ray, Alyssa Arbuckle, Lindsey Seatter, Randa El Khatib, and Tracey El Hajj. 2017. “The Value of Plurality in ‘The Network with a Thousand Entrances.’” International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing 11(2): 153-73.

14. Arbuckle, Alyssa, Nina Belojevic, Tracey El Hajj, Randa El Khatib, Lindsey Seatter, and Raymond G. Siemens, with Alex Christie, Matthew Hiebert, Jon Saklofske, Jentery Sayers, Derek Siemens, Shaun Wong, and the INKE and ETCL Research Groups. 2017. “The Annotated Bibliography of Social Knowledge Creation.” In Social Knowledge Creation in the Humanities, edited by Alyssa Arbuckle, Aaron Mauro, and Daniel Powell, 29-264. Arizona: Iter Academic Press and Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies.

15. El Khatib, Randa, Julia El Zini, Shady Elbassuoni, Mohamad Jaber, David Joseph Wrisley. 2016. “TopoText: Interactive Digital Mapping of Literary Text.” Proceedings of COLING 2016, the 26th International Conference on Computational Linguistic: System Demonstrations: 189-193.

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