I am an American-British educator, writer, and scholarly editor. I was born in Seattle in 1985. I received my PhD from Boston University, where I was supervised by the literary critic and editor Professor Sir Christopher Ricks.

After graduate school, I held postdoctoral fellowships and taught at the University of Maine, Boston University, and the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. From 2014–2017 I then served as an associate editor at the Mark Twain Papers & Project at the University of California, Berkeley. In 2017 I moved to London to take up a lectureship at the Institute of English Studies, University of London. 

My current role is Senior Lecturer in Digital Approaches to Literature at the Institute of English Studies and Digital Humanities Research Hub at the School of Advanced Study, University of London. I have taught editing and book history courses on the London Rare Books School since 2018, and have guest lectured at the Oxford Digital Humanities Summer School and the Digital Humanities Spring School at Freie Universität Berlin. I have served as a core faculty member of e-Laboratories, where I worked on the Fundamentals of Editing Course (formerly known as the Institute for Editing Historical Documents, or “Camp Edit”), which was released in summer 2023.

My research focuses on textual scholarship, computation, and creative and critical methods for studying book history and literary texts. I serve as the Associate Director of the Herman Melville Electronic Library and contribute to Melville’s Marginalia Online as an associate editor. I tend to publish essays on nineteenth and twentieth century literature, but I also venture beyond those periods occasionally. I also experiment with various digital methods to facilitate better access to, and knowledge of, cultural heritage, including network analysis, data analysis, and digital curation. My short book, Publishing Scholarly Editions: Archives, Computing, and Experience (2021), shows some of those experiments.

I am also working to educate people on the environmental impact of digital research by coordinating the Green Digital Humanities Tool-kit group for the Digital Humanities Climate Coalition.

Recent Work

Digital Humanities Climate Coalition Toolkit, with  Anne BaillotJenny Bunn, Michael Faerber, Charlotte Feideker, John MooreTorsten RoederMartin SteerJo Lindsay WaltonElizabeth Williamson.

A New Companion to Herman Melville, co-edited with Wyn Kelley (Wiley-Blackwell, 2022).
Poetry and Diffidence: A Brief History‘, Essays in Criticism 71.4 (October 2021), pp. 267–98.

For more works and details, see my CV.