Curriculum Vitae

Access the full version of my CV here (updated October 2020).


Cornell University

  • Ph.D. in Information Science
  • Advisors: Matthew Wilkens and David Mimno

Washington State University

  • M.A. English Literature (May 2019)
  • Thesis: “A Very Competent Justice”: Gender and Responsive Ethos in Supreme Court Opinions”
  • Advisor: Matthew Jockers

University of Nebraska

Education Abroad in Belgium and the Netherlands (May 2017)

  • “Dissidence and Social Protest in Belgian and Dutch Literature and Culture: Reading the Lowlands”

Areas of Specialization

Digital Humanities; Text Analysis; Gender Studies; Natural Language Processing; Machine Learning; Political Rhetoric; Privacy


Jockers, Matthew L, and Rosamond Thalken. Text Analysis With R: For Students of Literature. 2nd Edition. Springer. 2020, Print.

Research Experience

Graduate Research Assistant (Washington State University, 2017 – 2019)

Undergraduate Creative Activities and Research Experience (UCARE) Grant Recipient (University of Nebraska, Summer 2016; Summer 2017)

Teaching Experience

Instructor (Washington State University, Fall 2019)

  • DTC 475: Digital Diversity
  • ENGL 101: Introduction to Composition (3 sections)

Course Developer (Washington State University, Summer 2019-Fall 2019)

  • DTC 204: Introduction to Text Analysis (Global Campus)

Graduate Teaching Assistant (Washington State University, Spring 2019)

  • ENGL 101: Introduction to Composition

Writing Lincoln Initiative Instructor (University of Nebraska 2014 – 2018)

Teaching Internship (University of Nebraska, 2015)

  • ENGL 189H: Iconic Couples in Literature

Leadership Experience

First-Year-Focus Instructor (Washington State University, Fall 2019)

Writing Lincoln Initiative Coordinator (University of Nebraska, 2017 – 2018)

HASTAC Scholars Program Member (2017 – 2019)

Digital Humanities Student Association Undergraduate Representative (University of Nebraska, 2016-2018)

Academic Program Review (APR) Undergraduate Representative (University of Nebraska, 2016)

Conference Presentations

Thalken, Rosamond and Matthew L. Jockers (April 2019).  Gendered Judges. Paper presented at the Text Analysis and the Law Conference, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL.

Jockers, Matthew & Rosamond Thalken (January 2019). Individual Differences in Sentence-Level Processing. Paper presented at the 2019 Modern Language Association Annual Convention, Chicago, Illinois.

Thalken, Rosamond (November 2018). Dissenting Women: Studying Gender and Syntax in Supreme Court Opinions. Paper presented at the Chicago Colloquium on Digital Humanities and Computer Science, Chicago, Illinois.

Jockers, Matthew & Rosamond Thalken (October 2017). An fMRI Analysis of Reading Sentiment. Project presented at the Access: NovelTM 2017 Workshop, McGill University, Montreal, Canada.

Rilett, Beverley & Rosamond Thalken (October 2017). The Creative Commons Philosophy: When We Share, Everyone Wins. Paper presented at the European Studies Conference, Omaha, Nebraska.

Thalken, Rosamond (February 2017). The George Eliot Review Digitization Project: A Transatlantic Collaboration. Project presented at the University of Nebraska Red Talk Speaker Series, Lincoln, Nebraska.

Thalken, Rosamond (March 2017). The George Eliot Review Digitization Project. Poster session presented at UNL Research at the Capitol: Presenting Undergraduate Research to State Senators 2017, Lincoln, Nebraska.

Rilett, Beverley, & Rosamond Thalken (October 2016). Marketing George Eliot: Sunday Afternoons at the Priory. Paper presented at the European Studies Conference, Omaha, Nebraska.

Technical Skills

Data Analytics; R programming language; GitHub; Adobe Acrobat, InDesign, and Photoshop; Photogrammetry (PhotoScan); Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; HTML and CSS; XML Markup; TEI Encoding; CMS Tools