About me

prezI explore the intersection of communication, culture, and technology through research and teaching in the U.S. and Europe.

Recent publications include my forthcoming book, Amongst Digital Humanists (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015); Personal Library Curation (The John Hopkins University Press, 2014); Working in Virtual Knowledge, (MIT Press, 2013); The Immersive Hand (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013); Cultures of Formalization (Palgrave Macmillan,2012); Researchers’ information uses in a digital world (Wiley, 2012); Digital Rhetoric and Public Discourse (Sage, 2008).Photo Nov 14, 1 05 10 PM

My most recent projects are Digital Scholarly Workflow, Penn State University; Alfalab: eHumanities Tools and Resources, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW); Humanities Information Practices , a collaboration of the KNAW, Oxford Internet Institute, and University College London; Digitizing Words of Power, a partnership between the KNAW and the University of Amsterdam.

I work as an Adjunct Professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology Institute of Design, and as an Andrew W. Mellon Research Anthropologist at Penn State University. Previously, my professional engagements included the role of a Research Fellow at the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, and professorship in Culture and Technology at Roskilde University in Denmark.

classI also taught at the European Institute Florence, the Netherlands Graduate School of Science, Technology and Modern Culture, the Board of European Students of Technology, and at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. I taught in a variety of subject areas including Digital Culture, Digital Humanities, Cultural Heritage in Digital Environments, Identity in Digital Environments, Digital Cultural Production, Ethnographic and Visual Research Methods. I supervised problem-oriented student projects, as well as M.A. theses in digital communication and digital culture.

I am a graduate of the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. I hold a Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Communication/New Media Studies, an M.A. in Social Anthropology, and B.A. degrees in Social Anthropology and in Music. I live in Chicago.