I am an educator, writer, and scholarly editor. I was born in Seattle in 1985, and have lived in a variety of places (from the West Coast to New England to London) since then. In 2012 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. I then served as an associate editor at the Mark Twain Papers & Project at the University of California, Berkeley, from 2014–2017. 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of e-Laboratories, where I worked on the Fundamentals of Editing Course (formerly known as the Institute for Editing Historical Documents, or “Camp Edit”), which was released in summer 2023.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.
For more works and details, see my CV.