An abbreviated, selective version of my vita. If you want the whole thing, drop me a line from the About page.
- University of Notre Dame
Assistant Professor of English (2011-)
Concurrent Assistant Professor of American Studies (2012-)
I’ve also held postdocs at Washington University in St. Louis (in American Culture Studies) and at Rice University (at the Humanities Research Center), as well as visiting positions at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro and at Macalester College.
- PhD, Literature, Duke University
- MA, English, University of Wisconsin, Madison
- MS, Physical Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley
- BS, Chemistry and Philosophy, College of William and Mary
- NEH Digital Humanities Implementation Grant, “Textual Geographies” ($325,000)
- SSHRC Partnership Grant, “Text Mining the Novel: Establishing the Foundations of a New Discipline” ($4.1 million total funding, Andrew Piper (McGill), lead PI)
- Notre Dame Office of Research, Faculty Research Support Program, “Text Mining for Large-Scale Literary Geography” ($100,000)
- Andrew Mellon Foundation, Humanities without Walls Consortium Planning Grant, “Uses of Scale in Literary Studies,” co-PI with Ted Underwood (Illinois) ($40,000)
Fellowships and Awards
- ACLS Digital Innovation Fellow (2014-15)
- Postdoctoral Fellowship in Cultural and Textual Analytics, Washington University in St. Louis
- Andrew Mellon Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship, Rice University
- Nebraska Center for Digital Research in the Humanities Early Career Award
- Revolution: The Event in Postwar Fiction. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2016.
Selected Articles and Chapters
- “Genre, Computation, and the Varieties of Twentieth-Century U.S. Fiction.” CA: Journal of Cultural Analytics 1.2 (2016).
- “Is or Are: The ‘United States’ in Nineteenth-Century Print Culture” (cover article). Coauthored with Bryan Santin and Daniel Murphy. American Quarterly 68.1 (2016): 101-124.
- “Digital Humanities and Its Application in the Study of Literature and Culture.” Comparative Literature. Special section, “Empirical and Systemic Approaches to the Study of Literature and Culture,” ed. Steven Tötösy de Zepetnek. 67.1 (2015): 11-20.
- “The Geographic Imagination of Civil War Era American Fiction.” American Literary History. 25.4 (2013): 803-840.
- “An Impossible Number of Books.” Review of Macroanalysis: Digital Methods and Literary History by Matthew Jockers. Los Angeles Review of Books. 16 August 2013.
- “Canons, Close Reading, and the Evolution of Method.” Debates in the Digital Humanities, Matthew K. Gold, ed. University of Minnesota Press, 2012. 249-58.
- “Contemporary Fiction by the Numbers.” Post45 Contemporaries 1 (2011).
- “Nothing as He Thought It Would Be: William Gaddis and American Postwar Fiction.” Contemporary Literature 51 (2010): 596-628.
- “Toward a Benjaminian Theory of Dialectical Allegory.” New Literary History 37 (2006): 285-98.
- “Digital Humanities and Irish Studies.” Volume 3 of Breac: A Digital Journal of Irish Studies (forthcoming 2014). Coedited with Sonia Howell.
- “The Philosophy of Alain Badiou.” Volume 17 of Polygraph: An International Journal of Culture and Politics (2005).
- S.E. Bromberg, H. Yang, M.C. Asplund, T. Lian, B.K. McNamara, K.T. Kotz, J.S. Yeston, M.J. Wilkens, H. Frei, R.G. Bergman, and C.B. Harris. “The Mechanism of a C-H Bond Activation Reaction in Room-Temperature Alkane Solution.” Science 278 (1997): 260-63. (Cover article.)