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As head of digital initiatives at the MLA, I project manage Humanities Commons, MLA Commons, and CORE and work to find ways that digital technologies can serve those communities of practice in the humanities. I am particularly interested in open-access publishing models, open educational resources, and open peer review; expanding the definition and recognition of "scholarship" beyond the article and monograph; and rethinking the values we reward and promote in higher education.


PhD, French literature, New York University MFA, literary translation, University of Iowa BA, English literature and French literature, University of Glasgow

Upcoming Talks and Conferences

September: Connected Academics Institute, Irvine, CA October: 2016 Scholarly Communication Institute, Chapel Hill, NC November: DLF Forum and Digital Preservation 2016, Milwaukee, WI

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