I study Information Science at Cornell University, where I’m advised by Matthew Wilkens and David Mimno. My research interests include cultural analytics, computational rhetoric, reception studies, and the digital humanities. I’m currently working on a project finding how Supreme Court Justices curate judicial personas through rhetorical strategies in court opinions–and whether this can be modeled computationally.
Prior to returning to my graduate studies, I was an Instructor at Washington State University in the Department of English, the Digital Technology and Culture program, and the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program. I received my Master’s degree in Literature at WSU with an MA thesis that investigated the strategic and rhetorical tactics of Supreme Court Justices. Before that, I completed my undergraduate degree at the University of Nebraska in English and Film Studies. At Nebraska, I got involved with the digital humanities through the Nebraska Literary Lab and the (then) nascent George Eliot Archive.
I co-authored, with Matthew Jockers, the recently published second edition of Text Analysis With R.
- PhD student in Information Science at Cornell University (started Fall 2020)
- Instructor in English, Digital Technology and Culture, and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Washington State University
- Master of Arts in English Literature at Washington State University
- Bachelor of Arts in English and Film Studies at the University of Nebraska