I’m a doctoral candidate in English at the University of Victoria, Canada, and the Assistant Director (Open Knowledge Initiatives) of the Electronic Textual Cultures Lab (ETCL). My research interests include early modern studies, geospatial humanities, open scholarship, and research prototyping.
I’m studying the representation of space in plays and epic poetry of early modern England. My research also focuses on digital humanities, particularly on geospatial humanities and software prototyping. Working at the intersection of early modern studies and digital humanities, I develop geospatial prototypes to apply to the study of early modern literature, and reflect on how such creation engages us as critics and prompts us to take interpretative next steps
As Assistant Director (Open Knowledge Initiatives) of the Electronic Textual Cultures Lab, I lead the Open Knowledge Program and have helped strategize research plans for 30+ digital projects to date. I am also 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 Managing Editor of Early Modern Digital Review, a journal that brings peer review to the world of digital resources.