I am Associate Director of the Stanford University Literary Lab, and a postdoctoral fellow in English. My primary interests lie in computational approaches to post45 American fiction. I am at work on a manuscript, a literary history of the agent, entitled Middlemen: Making Literature in the Age of Multimedia Conglomerates. I am also working on a second, trade book called The Incomparables: What Gets Published and Why.
As a digital humanist, I employ methods associated with cultural analytics and distant reading, or more technically, text mining and Natural Language Processing. I am at work on a number of DH projects, both at the Lit Lab and at-large. You can read about them here.
I hold a Ph.D. in English and Digital Humanities from Michigan State University (2018). In 2017-2018, I was the recipient of the John A. Yunck Endowed Scholarship. In 2016-17, I served as a Mellon Fellow in Digital Liberal Arts at Hope College (Holland, MI), where I taught both Intro and Advanced digital research methods. You can read more about my teaching here. In 2015-2016, I was the Project Manager and Graduate Lead of the Digital Humanities and Literary Cognition lab (DHLC), where I co-wrote and won an ACLS Digital Innovations Fellowship with Natalie Phillips