I am the Associate Director of the Electronic Textual Cultures Lab (ETCL) at the University of Victoria, a lab I’ve been a member of since 2012. I hold an Interdisciplinary PhD from UVic, focusing on open social scholarship and its implementation. I’m interested in how we can share academic research more broadly, and in doing so in ways that are findable, usable, and interesting to lots of different people.
I have the pleasure of serving as Operational Lead for the Implementing New Knowledge Environments (INKE) Partnership, where I am a co-facilitator of the Connection cluster. With my colleagues Ray Siemens and Randa El Khatib, I am Co-Director of the annual Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI). Alongside Ray Siemens and Lindsey Seatter, I am a founding editor of the journal IDEAH: Interdisciplinary Digital Engagement in the Arts & Humanities. I also serve on the editorial board of the journal Pop! Public. Open. Participatory. and the Journal of Electronic Publishing.
My PhD studies focused on open access, digital publishing, and how we communicate scholarship generally. I also hold a BA Honours in English from the University of British Columbia and an MA in English from the University of Victoria. My undergrad and MA studies centred around digital humanities, new media, modernism, and contemporary American poetry and literature. My work has appeared in Digital Scholarship in the Humanities, Digital Studies, Digital Humanities Quarterly, KULA: Knowledge Creation, Dissemination, and Preservation Studies, and Scholarly and Research Communication, among other venues. I also recently co-edited print and online book collections titled Social Knowledge Creation in the Humanities and Feminist War Games?: Mechanisms of War, Feminist Values, and Interventional Games. I’ve given presentations, ran workshops, or coordinated events online, in-person across Canada and the United States, and in Australia, Europe, the Middle East, and the United Kingdom. I am very grateful to the University of Victoria, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, and the Howard E. Petch Estate for their support of my research.