I am an Assistant Teaching Professor in the Emory University Writing Program.
I bring my research on citation analysis and disciplinary metaphor into the classroom, teaching students to draw from and synthesize multiple academic traditions in their writing. They learn to adopt data-driven methods from across fields transparently, reflexively, and for justice.
My specialties are the rhetorics of data, algorithms, and disciplinary formation. My teaching and research bridge the fields of writing, rhetoric, and digital humanities, focusing on data transformation and visualization as rhetorical practices.
This transdisciplinary approach stems from my time working within and across multiple fields. I completed my bachelors degree in English and physics at SUNY Geneseo, where I bridged the humanities and sciences in the interdisciplinary seminars of the Edgar Fellows program. At Geneseo, I taught writing for the sciences in physics department lab courses while launching projects in musical acoustics and digital humanities (DH).
In graduate school at Northeastern University, I found disciplinary footing in rhetoric and writing studies’ frameworks for how we use language to identify, organize, and maintain our knowledges and communities. My dissertation recuperates early methodology of co-citation analysis, a method for mapping the “landscape” of academic fields based on “networks” of published scholarship. This project offers an approach to co-citation for tactically linking distinct research areas with shared values and practices, as well as for supporting citational justice.
While purusing my PhD, I worked in roles that spanned a variety of professional environemnts. I worked as a Managing Editor of DH’s leading open-access, peer-reviewed journal, Digital Humanities Quarterly (DHQ), and continue contributing to the journal’s Biblio project. I worked as a Graduate Research Assistant on a multi-lingual writing program assessment project under with a focus on multi-generational, mutual mentorship. I worked as a Research Associate of the Digital Scholarship Group in Northeastern University Libraries, where I supported Northeastern faculty and students in their digital research and teaching. I am a Graduate Fellow Alumnus of Northeastern’s center for digital research in the humanities and social sciences, the NULab for Texts, Maps, and Networks. In the Writing Center, I led interdisciplinary writing groups of graduate students in the sciences and individual consultations with students of all levels. I have worked on the Chair’s Administrative Team of the Advisory Council for Civic Sustainability, Diversity and Inclusion (CSDI) Initiatives in the College of Social Science and Humanities’ Office of the Dean, profiling work by and for BIPOC. I have served as a 2016-2018 HASTAC scholar, and have co-taught a course on “Humanities Data Analysis and Visualization in R” with Ryan Cordell at the 2019 Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI).
These experiences have shaped my commitments to experimental and collaborative pedgaogy, including the humanistic approach to structuring, transforming, and presenting data that I bring into the classroom. I’ve taught English seminars, writing courses for the engineering and technical fields, and courses in data analysis for humanities professionals. Most recently before coming to Emory, I taught themed writing seminars to first-year students at Brandeis University as a full-time Lecturer.
Beyond my campus, I serve on the Editorial Collective of the Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy, where I am currently Co-Editor of Reviews.
When I’m not teaching, writing, or coding, I’m probably either messing around on my piano, taking some photos, or pulling an espresso. You can tell from the way I say the word “coffee” that I was born and raised in Queens in New York City, and I’ve been part of a few chamber and barbershop choruses in different parts of New York State.
You can visit my Twitter stream, linked below, for retweets of bad jokes and some reflections on the state of higher education, online rhetoric, and writing with neurodivergence. Please also feel free to visit my Github repository or send me an email.