I’m an Instructor of English and Digital Technology and Culture at Washington State University. I received my M.A. in English Literature from Washington State University and her B.A. in English and Film Studies from the University of Nebraska.
I co-authored, with Matthew Jockers, the recently published, second edition of a textbook on text analysis with R and literature. Find Text Analysis With R here.
My research centers most broadly around interactions between gender and technology, with each used as a means for critiquing the other. So far, this has typically looked like using natural language processing and text analysis to study gendered language. I’m also curious in looking at notions of digital privacy, especially in data mining projects.
Multiple of my ongoing research projects investigate how text analysis unveils gendered communication habits, spanning from within political to literary documents. Most recently, I finished my MA thesis which investigated the strategic and rhetorical habits of Supreme Court Justices; particularly considering how the first female Justices used responsive rhetorical maneuvers to counter sexism and demonstrate capability.
I am curious about how women engage with technology as a theme in fiction, as well the study of real-world movements countering sexism perpetrated by and through technology.