About me

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

Recent publications include “Digital Workflow in Qualitative Research,” in Anthropological Data in the Digital Age (Palgrave Macmilan, forthcoming); “Black Boxes and True Colors: Evaluating Code as Scholarly Theory,” with Joris van Zundert and Tara Andrews, in Digital Methods and the Scholarly Communications Ecosystem (OpenBook Publishers, forthcoming); Developing Research Tools for Voices from the Field (dh+lib special issue Library DH, 2016); 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 French and Italian Renaissance Paleography, Newberry Library; 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 am currently engaged as a research fellow at the Integrative Research Center of the Field Museum, as well as a research consultant at the Newberry Library and at the PCH Research Institute. Previously, my professional engagements included the role of an Andrew W. Mellon Researcher in Digital Humanities at Penn State University, assistant professor of Culture and Technology at Roskilde University in Denmark, and researcher in virtual knowledge at the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, and Sciences in Amsterdam.

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.