about me

I am a digital scholarship librarian, digital humanist, early modern historian, and open scholarship advocate.  And, this is my webspace. Very occasionally, I’ll blog here, and you can also find me on Twitter.

research

In terms of librarianship, I’m interested in digital scholarship, especially digital humanities (DH), altmetrics, and open access. As a historian, my background is in early modern European and Atlantic history, but I lean toward intersections of crime, medicine, and religion. My current research projects include 1) a longitudinal analysis of DH conferences with Scott B. Weingart since 2013, 2) a public digital humanities website dedicated to oral histories of the Civil Rights movement in Starkville, Mississippi since 2015, and 3) the role of Death Positivity in DH project sunsetting (2020). My teaching has heavily influences my research since 2018, and I’m increasingly exploring and interrogating critical and empathetic pedagogies that center historical recovery and archival justice as DH fluencies.