NULab Felloworavetz.firstname.lastname@example.org Kenny Oravetz's Twitter
Kenneth (Kenny) Oravetz is a first year PhD student in the English department. His research focuses on visual narratives, structural experimentation in comics form, and representation of space and place. Kenny is involved in projects through the Women Writer's Project (WWP).
NULab Fellowpayne.email@example.com Sarah Payne's Twitter
Sarah is a PhD candidate in literature at Northeastern. Her research interests include gender and sexuality studies, modernism, critical race theory, and literature of the US South. Her dissertation, “Women Writing Racelessness: Performativity and Racial Absence in Twentieth Century Women’s Writing,” analyzes both historical and discursive attempts by women to opt out of racial identification. In addition to her NULab fellowship, Sarah also provides support and training for CERES, a Northeastern supported platform for creating digital archives.
NULab Fellowquinn.firstname.lastname@example.org Bill Quinn's Twitter
Bill Quinn is a PhD candidate in the English department, specializing in modernism and twentieth century periodicals. His dissertation examines the changing role of readers as they became more active in the production of print culture by writing letters to the editors of magazines and communicating with advertisers. In addition to working as a fellow in the NULab for Texts, Maps, and Networks, Bill is also the TAPAS Project Coordinator, a research assistant for the Historical and Multilingual OCR Project, and an encoder for the Women Writers Project.
NULab Fellowroberts.email@example.com Lara Rose's Twitter
Lara Rose recently traded her home in the Rocky Mountains for a city built by the sea. From here (Boston), she studies historical and literary evidence of mental illness, racism, and oppression, and how those systemic issues affect American ideals of home and family. When she isn't studying for her comprehensive exams, she works on her forthcoming children's book in which a small furry creature, the Little Bump Cat, explores ideas of anxiety, adventure, and belonging.
Lucas da Silva Almeida
Graduate Fellow Alumnusalmeida.firstname.lastname@example.org Lucas da Silva Almeida's Twitter
Lucas da Silva is a PhD student in the Network Science Program. He is also working on his thesis for the Masters program of Complex Systems Modelling at the University of São Paulo. His bachelors is in Political Science from the University of Brasilia. He also has worked for four years as a Policy Advisor at the National Chamber of Deputies in Brazil. Research interests are in the overlap of Complexity and Public Policy, which include modelling the dynamics of parliaments or how systems of government affect economic growth
Graduate Fellow Alumnuscottrell.email@example.com Jeffrey Cottrell's Twitter
Jeffrey was a Ph.D. candidate at Northeastern University. His dissertation “Remapping the Politics of Space: Antebellum Countergeographies and Print, 1790-1861,” considers how antebellum texts, maps, and other media produced by Native Americans and African Americans imagined alternative spatial configurations to establish political self-determination against the widespread displacements associated with national expansion. His research interests include early American and Native American literatures, critical space theory, and western colonialism. When not writing, he enjoys building up his record collection and hanging out with his cat.
Graduate Fellow Alumnusdecamp.firstname.lastname@example.org David DeCamp's Twitter
Fields: Modern British Empire; Urban Historical Geography; Digital History/Humanities
David DeCamp is a Ph.D. candidate in World History at Northeastern University. His proposed dissertation explores the connections between the visual display of exotic animals in London's popular and visual culture and British Imperialism overseas during the interwar period. He has worked on digital projects such as Around DH in 80 Days, Our Marathon, and Knowledge Organization and Data Modeling in the Digital Humanities for the Women Writer's project.
Benjamin J. Doyle
Graduate Fellow Alumnusdoyle.email@example.com Benjamin J. Doyle's Twitter
Benjamin J. Doyle is a PhD candidate in English at Northeastern University. His research focuses on the nineteenth-century Atlantic world, human rights, and textual interface. Ben is currently project manager for the TEI Archiving, Publishing, and Access Service (TAPAS) and developer for the Early Caribbean Digital Archive (ecda).
Jonathan D. Fitzgerald
Graduate Fellow Alumnusfitzgerald.firstname.lastname@example.org Jonathan D. Fitzgerald's Twitter
Fields: Literary Journalism, 20th Century American Literature, Digital Humanities
Jonathan Fitzgerald (Fitz) is a second year PhD student in the English Department, a research assistant for the Global Viral Texts Project, and managing editor of DHQ. His interests include Literary Journalism, 20th century American literature, and Digital Humanities. His current research focuses on using classification methods to identify genres in digital newspaper archives. Before enrolling at Northeastern, Jonathan worked as a freelance web developer and journalist, with articles and essays appearing in publications such as The Boston Globe, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, The Daily Beast, and others.
Graduate Fellow Alumnusfoley.email@example.com Michael Foley's Twitter
Michael's broad research interests lie in the overlap between complex systems and the social sciences. In particular, he is interested in how rational local decisions and interactions can produce unintended and emergent system behavior. Michael has a B.S. and M.S. in Mathematics from the University of Vermont, where he did research in computational finance and agent based modeling. Currently, he is working with Chris Riedl to research the effect of different communication networks on a group's ability to solve problems.
Graduate Fellow AlumnusDevin Gaffney's Twitter
Devin was previously a lead developer at a startup leveraging social network data in Portland Oregon. He holds a MSc in Social Science of the Internet from Oxford University's Internet Institute, and attended Bennington College for undergrad. His primary interests orbit around the information that people leave behind on the Internet, what that information can provide in explaining human behavior, and by what methods can this data be interrogated.
Graduate Fellow Alumnael.firstname.lastname@example.org Elizabeth Hopwood's Twitter
Elizabeth Hopwood is a Ph.D. candidate in English at Northeastern University studying C19 transatlantic literature and the Digital Humanities. Her dissertation, "Eating the Atlantic: Race, Gender, and Gastronomic Borders in 19th Century U.S. and Caribbean Literature," examines foodways nineteenth century U.S. and Caribbean novels and slave narratives. Most recently she has worked as a research assistant on Our Marathon: The Boston Bombing Digital Archive; the Women Writer's Project; and the Early Caribbean Digital Archive.
Graduate Fellow Alumnamattsson.email@example.com Carolina Mattsson's Twitter
Carolina is studying how network science and digital traces can be applied to study political science and, more specifically, international development. She comes from a background in both Physics and International Relations. Currently, she is working as a research assistant for Professor David Lazer on various projects.
Graduate Fellow Alumnusjames_mcgrath@brown.edu James McGrath's Twitter
Jim McGrath was a Ph.D. candidate in English at Northeastern University. His dissertation examines contemporary American poetry, new media, and archival practices. His research interests include new media, digital poetics, digital archives, and Internet culture. He was a project director on Our Marathon: The Boston Bombing Digital Archive, and he ran the Twitter account for The NULab. He's also served as the bibliographic developer for Digital Humanities Quarterly. Recreational projects include floating around Weird Twitter under various pseudonyms and very occasionally blogging here (and even less occasionally here and here).
Graduate Fellow Alumnusmccabe.firstname.lastname@example.org Stefan McCabe's Twitter
Stefan joined the Network Science Ph.D. Program in 2016 and has a joint appointment with the Lazer Lab and and the NULab for Texts, Maps, and Networks. He holds a BA in Government and International Politics and an MA in Computational Social Science from George Mason University. His prior research includes work on agent-based economics and optimizing agent-based models in high-performance computing environments. His research interests include political communication, the intersection of network science and agent-based modeling, and natural language processing.
Graduate Fellow Alumnamullen.email@example.com Abby Mullen's Twitter
Abby Mullen is a PhD student in world history. Her general fields of interest are the early American republic and Atlantic history. Her special area of focus is the early American navy, particularly in the age of sail. Her projected dissertation topic analyzes the American navy's diplomatic and military roles in the Mediterranean from 1800-1815. She is also interested in how to use the tools of digital humanities in pedagogy, both in and out of the classroom. She blogs at abbymullen.org, and is on Twitter @abbymullen. She works on the Viral Texts project at the NULab.
Graduate Fellow Alumnuspalermo.firstname.lastname@example.org Gregory Palermo's Twitter
Gregory Palermo is a PhD student in English at Northeastern University. Having majored in literature and physics while pursuing his bachelor’s degree as an Edgar Fellow at SUNY Geneseo, Greg takes pleasure in applying his computational background to rhetoric and the arts. Greg works as a Graduate Assistant at the Digital Scholarship Group, the Project Manager for the Thoreau Journal Drawings Project, and a Research and Teaching Assistant in Women’s, Gender, And Sexuality Studies. His current research interests include Text Analysis, Data Modeling, Citation Analysis, Writing for the Sciences, and Masculinities.
Graduate Fellow AlumnaAlicia Peaker's Twitter
Alicia is currently a Postdoc in the Digital Liberal Arts at Middlebury College. She successfully defended my dissertation, which was an eco-feminist project that explores how women writing in Britain in the first half of the twentieth century contributed to ecological discourses through discussions of the natural world and nationalism.
Graduate Fellow Alumnapolcha.email@example.com Elizabeth Polcha's Twitter
Fields: Early American and Caribbean literature; Digital Humanities; Atlantic Studies; Feminist Theory
Liz Polcha is a PhD candidate in the English department, specializing in early American and early Caribbean literature. Her dissertation, "The Sable Curtain: Redaction and the Exchange of Women in Eighteenth-Century Transatlantic Print Culture," theorizes the redaction of interracial sexual encounters in colonial Caribbean writing. In addition to her appointment as fellow in the NULab for Texts, Maps, and Networks, Liz also serves as the Research and Metadata Lead for the Early Caribbean Digital Archive, and as a Research and Encoding Specialist for the Women Writers Project.
Graduate Fellow Alumnashugars.firstname.lastname@example.org Sarah Shugars's Twitter
Sarah Shugars is a Ph.D. student in Network Science. She received her BA in Physics from Clark University, where she graduated Cum Laude in 2004. She received her MA in Integrated Marketing Communications from Emerson College in 2009, and participated in Tisch College's Summer Institute of Civic Studies in 2013. An active member of the Somerville, MA community, Sarah serves as clerk of The Welcome Project board and on the board of the OPENAIR Circus. Sarah is interested in applying network science to questions of civil society and political deliberation.
Graduate Fellow Alumnussimonson.email@example.com Matthew Simonson's Twitter
Matt joined the Network Science Ph.D. Program in 2015 and has a joint appointment with the Lazer Lab and and the NULab for Texts, Maps, and Networks. As a member of the political science track, his research interests include modeling civil war, ethnic cleansing, and humanitarian crises with a mixture of data mining and field work. Prior to Northeastern, Matt worked and interned at two peacebuidling organizations, Seeds of Peace and Search for Common Ground, and taught high school math at Milton Academy in Boston, where he was awarded an Innovation Fund grant to develop a course on game theory and social choice called, "Math, Politics, and Society." He received his B.A. at Williams College, where he studied math and international studies and graduated Cum Laude in 2008. His work, “The Isoperimetric Problem on Euclidean, Spherical, and Hyperbolic Surfaces" was published in the Journal of the Korean Mathematical Society (2011).
Graduate Fellow Alumnussmith.firstname.lastname@example.org Kevin Smith's Twitter
Kevin Smith is a PhD student in the English Department at Northeastern University. His interests include rhetoric and composition, digital humanities, new media, and digital literacy. His research examines constructions of community in digital archival projects. Most recently, he has served as project manager for the Boston City Archives Collection of Our Marathon (http://marathon.neu.edu/bca). He also works as a research assistant on the Viral Texts project (http://web.northeastern.edu/nulab/infectious-texts/), which examines patterns of reprinting in 19th century periodicals.
Graduate Fellow AlumnaKate Templeton's Twitter
Kate Templeton is a PhD Candidate in English at Northeastern University. Her dissertation examines the intersection of documentary photographic practices with modern American literature amid the Depression-era culture of the 1930¹s. Kate¹s research interests include Marxist aesthetic theory, network analysis, and visual culture. When not elbow deep in archives, she can be found flitting around Twitter and blogging for NULab about the pleasures and challenges of writing and research in the digital age.