Dr Heather Froehlich is the Literary Informatics Librarian at the rank of Assistant Professor at Penn State University (University Park, PA, USA), where she supports text and data mining. She was awarded her PhD and MRes from the University of Strathclyde (Glasgow, UK), where she studied language, variation, and change through the representations of social identity in Shakespeare and other Early Modern London plays; before that, she studied English and Linguistics at the University of New Hampshire (Durham, NH, USA).
She was previously involved with 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 the project website. She also attended Early Modern Digital Agendas I, an NEH-funded Institute at the Folger Shakespeare Library, as a participant and as on-site technical support, in 2013. She has expertise in using the EEBO-TCP transcriptions for literary, linguistic and historical research using computers.
Heather is especially interested in ways one can use off-the-shelf software and platforms as a route into text analysis and other digital methods. She enjoys collaborating across the disciplines though her training is primarily in corpus stylistics, historical sociolinguistics, literary linguistics, and digital humanities. Her zotero account may be a useful resource for getting a sense of her methodological and analytical background.
She has taught Renaissance and Enlightenment literature, literary criticism, print culture, stylistics, corpus methods, and digital humanities. She regularly advises on projects, including the Augmented Criticism Lab (UCalgary) and the Archeology of Reading project (UCL/Johns Hopkins/Princeton). A full list of her collaborators can be found here.
A copy of her CV is available upon request. A picture of her for promotional materials can be found at this link.