I’m a PhD student at the University of Strathclyde (Glasgow, UK), where I study representations of gender in the Early Modern London plays as part of the Mellon-Funded Visualizing English Print 1470-1800 project between Strathclyde, UW-Madison and the Folger Shakespeare Library. You can read more about our research on our blog or visit our project website.
My PhD asks if Shakespeare’s use of gender is representative of Early Modern drama and Early English Print (EEBO-TCP phase I). The EEBO-TCP project allows scholars to address questions which were previously impossible to address at such a scale; I use these new digital resources to address similarities and difference across play-texts of the early modern period and their relationship to early modern print as a whole. My work draws heavily on corpus stylistics, historical sociolinguistics, literary linguistics, and digital humanities; my zotero account may be a useful resource for getting a sense of my methological and analytical grounding.
I have done work towards the creation and implementation of a text analysis tool called Genderscope, which would apply a set of features derived from collocational relationships for gender-specific nouns to any given corpus. It is based around the framework of a rhetorical analysis software developed at Carnegie Mellon University by David Kaufer and Suguru Ishizaki called Docuscope. (You may know me from my work with Docuscope; it’s now freely available for use online on this site.) I’m also affiliated with the Augmented Criticism Lab (UCalgary) as their linguistics specialist and I advise on the Archeology of Reading project (UCL/Johns Hopkins/Princeton). In my spare time I’m very occasional contributor to the sweary linguistics blog Strong Language.
From 2011-2014, I co-taught a digital humanities course called Textlab, which is part of Strathclyde’s Vertically Integrated Projects Initiative. In the past I have also taught First-Year English (2011-2012), Literature, Criticism and Theory (2012-2013, 2013-2014), and Renaissance Literature (2014).
In July 2013 I attended Early Modern Digital Agendas, an NEH-funded Institute at the Folger Shakespeare Library as a participant and as on-site technical support.
Within the department I am involved in several research groups, including the Literary Linguistics Advanced Research Group, the Group for Renaissance Research Reading and the Digital Humanities Research group.
A copy of my CV is available upon request.