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, 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.

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 co-founder and served as Managing Editor (2018-2021) of Early Modern Digital Review, the first journal to systematically review digital projects that study the early modern period.