Instructors | College of Arts



Krista Benson (Ohio State University)

is a PhD candidate at the Ohio State University in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Her current project examines the ways in which heteropatriarchal gender norms are imposed on Native children through the system of “in state care,” including children educated in compulsory state education, those fostered outside of tribal families, and those with contact with the juvenile justice system.


John Bonnett (Brock University)

is Associate Professor in the Department of History, Brock University, Director of the 3D Virtual Buildings Project and the Datascapes Augmented Reality Project, as well as the author of Emergence and Empire, a study of communication theorist Harold Innis.


Carrie Breton (University of Guelph Library)

is the Data Curation Specialist with the Research & Scholarship team at the University of Guelph Library. She supports the University of Guelph Research Data Repositories as well as aiding researchers with securely storing, preserving, and making research data accessible so that it can be easily discovered, retrieved and re-purposed.


Susan Brown (University of Guelph)

is Professor of English and Canada Research Chair in Collaborative Digital Scholarship at the University of Guelph, and Visiting Professor at the University of Alberta. She researches Victorian literature, women’s writing, and digital humanities.


Lucia Costanzo (University of Guelph Library)

is an analyst on the Research & Scholarship team at the University of Guelph Library. She provides support with data creation/collection, data cleaning, and data analysis.


Adam Doan (University of Guelph Library)

is a developer in the Research & Scholarship team in the University of Guelph Library. He has worked on the Dear Diary Archive and the Scottish Chapbooks Project.


John Fink (McMaster University)

is the Digital Scholarship Librarian at the Sherman Centre for Digital Scholarship at McMaster University.


Kathryn Harvey (University of Guelph)

is Head of Archival and Special Collections at the University of Guelph. She has extensive background in rare books and, with Nathalie Cook, she has recently completed a new edition of the seventeenth-century Johnson family cookbook, which the Guelph library holds in manuscript.


Alison Hedley (Ryerson University)

is a doctoral candidate in Ryerson University’s Communication and Culture program. She is a student research fellow at Ryerson’s Centre for Digital Humanities and the 2016-2017 recipient of the Liss Jeffrey Award for doctoral research in new media.


Diane Jakacki (Bucknell University)

is a Digital Scholarship Coordinator at Bucknell University. Her research interests include early modern drama, literature and popular culture, and digital humanities and pedagogy. Her most recent research involves mapping and visualization of sixteenth-century touring theatre troupes throughout England.


Teresa Lewitsky (University of Guelph Library)

is an associate in the Data Resource Centre at the University of Guelph Library. She was worked extensively at the Research Help desk, government documents, and our map collection.


Melissa McAfee (University of Guelph Library)

is a Special Collections Librarian at the University of Guelph. She is, with Andrew Ross, Project Director of the Scottish Chapbooks Project, an Omeka-based digital archive of some six hundred 19th-century Scottish chapbooks from the University of Guelph collection.


Ashley Shifflet McBrayne (University of Guelph Library)

is a Library Associate in Archival & Special Collections at the University of Guelph where she works with collections in Scottish history and L. M. Montgomery.


Kimberly McKee (Grand Valley State University)

is the Director of the Kutsche Office of Local History and assistant professor in Liberal Studies at Grand Valley State University. Her research and teaching reflect her investment in analyzing the role of social media in shaping public perception of issues impact communities of color.


Jennifer Munroe (University of North Carolina Charlotte)

is Associate Professor of English at the University of North Carolina Charlotte. She has written extensively about early gardening manuals and recipe books, and she has been incorporating the transcription and encoding of early modern manuscripts into her teaching for over five years.


Emily Christina Murphy (Queen’s University)

is a doctoral candidate in the Department of English at Queen’s University. With Dr. Shannon Smith, she is the guest co-editor of a forthcoming special issue of Digital Humanities Quarterly entitled “Imagining the DH Undergraduate.”


Hillary Nunn (The University of Akron)  

is Professor of English at the University of Akron. Her background in TEI-encoded transcription stems from her time at the EEBO-TCP at The University of Michigan. Her work at the Early Modern Digital Agendas institute at the Folger Shakespeare Library concentrated on representation of early modern women’s networks in recipe books.


Laura Mandell (Texas A&M)

is Project Director of the Poetess Archive, 18th Connect, and Director of ARC, the Advanced Research Consortium. Her current research involves developing new methods for visualizing poetry, developing software that will allow all scholars to deep-code documents for data-mining, and improving OCR software for early modern and 18th-c. texts via high performance and cluster computing.


Kim Martin (University of Guelph)

is the Michael Ridley Postdoctoral Fellow with the Library and the College of Arts at the University of Guelph. Her current research investigates the role of gender in digital humanities centres and makerspaces.


Quin Shirk-Luckett (University of Guelph Library)

has an MA in Geography. She is a Data Resource Centre Analyst with the Research Enterprise & Scholarly Communication team in the University of Guelph Library.


J.J. Sylvia IV (North Carolina State University)

is a Ph.D. candidate in the Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media Program at North Carolina State University. His dissertation explores theoretical and hands-on approaches to experimental uses of media and technology.


Amy Tigner (University of Texas Arlington)

is Associate Professor at the University of Texas Arlington. Her work concentrates on culinary practices and ingredients (both domestic and foreign). Training at the Folger Shakespeare Library has made early modern paleography one of her specialties.


Markus Wust (North Carolina State University Libraries)

is Digital Collections and Preservation Librarian. Besides his work on issues related to digital collections and digital curation, he is also interested in the digital humanities, digital publishing, and the application of mobile technologies to libraries, archives, and higher education.