About

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, 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.

Until October 2021, I was the Assistant Director (Open Knowledge Initiatives) of the Electronic Textual Cultures Lab (ETCL), where I led the Open Knowledge Program and helped strategize research plans for 30+ digital projects. In this role, I was 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 Editor of Early Modern Digital Review, the first journal to systematically review digital projects that study the early modern period.