Hello. I’m a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Arts, Culture, and Media at the University of Toronto Scarborough. I am also the Co-director of the Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI). My research interests include digital humanities, open scholarship, platform studies, and early modern studies.
I recently completed my doctoral degree in English at the University of Victoria, where I designed and co-developed several web mapping prototypes to geolocate and visualize cultural materials for the humanistic study of space and place.
At the University of Victoria, I also hold the position of Assistant Director (Open Knowledge Initiatives) of the Electronic Textual Cultures Lab, where I lead the Open Knowledge Program and have helped strategize research plans for 30+ digital projects to date. In this role, I am actively engaged in open scholarship activities across the research, teaching, and service aims of the ETCL.
In 2015, I co-founded the Digital Humanities Institute Beirut, the first digital humanities institute in the Arab world, and am the co-founder and Managing Editor of Early Modern Digital Review, the first journal to systematically review digital projects that study the early modern period.