• Associate Vice Provost for Digital Scholarship
  • Director, Digital Scholarship Center
  • Associate Professor of Digital Humanities
  • University of Cincinnati

I am the Associate Vice Provost for Digital Scholarship and Director of the Digital Scholarship Center at the University of Cincinnati, where I am an Associate Professor of Digital Humanities. My research and teaching are in the areas of digital humanities, machine learning and text mining techniques on historical archives, social network analysis and data visualization. I work largely on corpora from the early modern literature, mainly on Shakespeare and his culture. More recently, my research has branched out into fascinating collaborations applying digital humanities methods with partners in biomedical informatics, corpus linguistics, and law.

I received my PhD at the University of California, Berkeley. My research has been supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the National Science Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

I am a PI of the Catalyst Model for Transdisciplinary Teams in Digital Scholarship project, generously supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Projects in progress:


  • The Two-Soul’d Animal: Early Modern Literatures of the Classical and Christian Souls. Evanston: Northwestern University Press (2019).

  • Social Media, Social Justice, and the Political Economy of Online Networks (with Jeffrey Layne Blevins). Forthcoming, University of Cincinnati Press (2021)

  • “Convergence in Translational Viral Epidemic Research: Using Natural Language Processing to Define Network Bridges in the Bench-Bedside-Population Paradigm” (with Margaret V. Powers-Fletcher, Erin McCabe, et. al). Harvard Data Science Review (2021), Forthcoming.

  • “Unlocking the Anthropocene Archives.” Public Books (2021), Forthcoming.

  • “A Network Analysis of Postwar American Poetry in the Age of Digital Audio Archives” (with Ankit Basnet). Post-45 + Cultural Analytics (2021), Forthcoming.

  • “Networked Drag: A Digital Refashioning of Shakespearean Gender Subversion.” Digital Humanities Quarterly (2021), Forthcoming.

  • “Close Listening and Synesthetic Reading Across Multiple Poetry Archives: Tracking the Performative Afterlives of a Poem.” Interférences Litteraires (2021), Forthcoming.

  • “Data-informed Tools for Archaeological Reflexivity: Examining the Substance of Bone through a Meta-Analysis of Academic Texts” (with Sarah Jackson, Caleigh Richissin and Erin McCabe). Internet Archeology 55 (2020).

  • “Anthropocene and Empire: Discourse Networks of the Human Record” (with Joshua Beckelhimer). PMLA 135.1 (2020).

  • “Tweeting for Social Justice in #Ferguson: Affective Discourse in Twitter Hashtags” (with Jeffrey Layne Blevins, Ezra Edgerton and Erin McCabe). New Media and Society (Feb. 2019).

  • Epic Social Networks and Eve’s Centrality in Milton’s Paradise Lost” (with Claire Ruegg). Digital Scholarship in the Humanities (Literary and Linguistic Computing), (Feb. 2019).

  • “Embracing Semantic Ambiguity to Enhance Interpretability of Complex Unstructured Machine Learning Problems” (with Xuemao Wang and Arlene Johnson). Proceedings of the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) 55.1 (2018).

  • “Linked Reading: Digital Historicism and Early Modern Discourses of Race around Shakespeare’s Othello” (with Blaine Greteman, David Eichmann and Jason Lee). Cultural Analytics (January 2018).

  • “Shakespeare’s Social Network; or Why All the World’s a Stage” (with Jason Lee). Digital Humanities Quarterly 11.2 (2017). 

  • “John Donne and the Textuality of the Two Souls.” Studies in Philology 113.4 (Fall 2016): 879-918.

  • Ethopoiesis: Foucaults Late Ethics and the Sublime Body.” New Literary History 44.1 (2013): 179-198.

  • “Immunolocalization of Fibroblast Growth Factor Receptors 1 & 2 in Mouse Palate Development” (with S. Lee, C.A. Crisera, S. Erfani, T.S. Maldonado, S.L. Alkasab, and M.T. Longaker). Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 107.7 (2001): 1776-84.


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