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Associate Professor
Year Started at JMU: 2022
Contact Info

Office: Keezell 223


Spring 2024 Office Hours:
T/Th 1:15 - 2:15pm

Ph.D., 2012, English and American Studies, City University of New York
M.A., 2005, Literary Studies, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
B.A., 2003, Liberal Arts, University College Utrecht, The Netherlands

Narrative visualization and literary demography
Qualitative GIS
Global modernisms
William Faulkner

Major Grants:
Humanities Initiatives at Colleges and Universities, Director, Teaching and Learning William Faulkner in the Digital Age, National Endowment for the Humanities, 2022-2024

Collaborative Research Grant, Associate Director, Digital Yoknapatawpha, National Endowment for the Humanities, 2017 - 2020

Digital Startup Grant, Collaborative Editor, Digital Yoknapatawpha, National Endowment for the Humanities, 2011 - 13

Challenge Grant for Two Year Colleges, Participating Faculty, Teaching the Holocaust, National Endowment for the Humanities, 2013 - 14

Recent Work:

Digital Projects

Creator and Coder, “Race and Place: Visualizing Racial Demography in Yoknapatawpha”Digital Yoknapatawpha, 2020

Creator and Coder, “The Art of Faulkner’s Narrative Technique”Digital Yoknapatawpha, 2019

Creator and Coder, “Narrative Structure Analysis” ,Digital Yoknapatawpha, 2018


“Faulkner at 30,000 Feet: Locations, Characters, and Events in the Digital Yoknapatawpha Database” Digitizing Faulkner: Yoknapatawpha in the Twenty-First Century, edited by Theresa Towner. University of Virginia Press, 2022.

“Imagining the Continuously Present Past: Visualizing William Faulkner’s Narratives and Digital Yoknapatawpha.” Digital Humanities Quarterly, vol. 015, no. 2, June 2021.

“Familial Places in Jim Crow Spaces: Kinship, Demography, and the Color Line in William Faulkner’s Yoknapatawpha County.” Journal of Cultural Analytics, vol. 5, no. 2, July 2020.






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