I am a Digital Historian and Assistant Professor in the Department of Religious Studies at The University of Alabama.
I received my PhD in History from George Mason University in 2019 for my digital dissertation, A Gospel of Health and Salvation: Modeling the Religious Culture of Seventh-day Adventism, 1843 - 1920. My scholarship takes place at the intersection of computational and data science methods and American religious history.
I graduated in 2011 with a Master of Arts in Religion, summa cum laude, from Yale Divinity School and received my Bachelors from Calvin College in 2008 with double majors in Philosophy and English.
315B Manly Hall
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487
|Mar 11, 2022||Digital Humanities and Libraries and Archives in Religious Studies has been released by De Gruyter. The book is available open access, and includes my article, “Mining Eschatology in Seventh-day Adventist Periodicals.”|
|Oct 22, 2021||The papers for HistoInformatics 2021 are now published online at http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-2981/. A write up of my talk is also available on my blog.|
|Jan 4, 2021||I have new piece published in the The American Historian on navigating a digital project through the dissertation process! You can read the online version at https://www.oah.org/tah/issues/2020/loss-and-learning/beyond-the-pdf-navigating-the-digital-dissertation/. My strategy was informed by that of Amanda Visconti, who has written on her experience completing a digital dissertation in English. If you are interested in more in-depth reflections on digital dissertations in History, there is a piece in the works for Debates in DH, authored by Celeste Sharpe, Zoe LeBlanc, and myself, that does just that! And thanks to Erin Bush and Celeste Sharpe for feedback on the draft!|
|Aug 8, 2020||I am please to announce that I am one of two new members of the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Alabama. I will be teaching REL 315: Digital Humanities in Religious Studies this fall and am excited to be focusing on questions of data and computational methods in religious studies and the humanities. Roll Tide!|