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Lisa Baer (University of Guelph)

is a fourth-year PhD candidate in history and Scottish Studies at the University of Guelph and THINC Lab Fellow who has utilized the method that will be taught in her course to support her dissertation research, in which she as employed Latent Semantic Indexing to characterize an early modern conceptualization of “ambition” across a corpus of 250 sixteenth- and early seventeenth-century discourse and rhetorical texts. Lisa is teaching Semantic Text Analysis with Word Embeddings.

Paul Barrett (University of Guelph)

is an Assistant Professor in the School of English and Theatre Studies at the University of Guelph. He is also the author of Blackening Canada: Diaspora, Race, Multiculturalism and a number of articles on topics in Canadian Literature, Black diasporic writing, and digital humanities. Paul is co-teaching Intro to R: Machine Learning and Web Apps

Jae Basilliere (Grand Valley State University)

is an Assistant Professor of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Grand Valley State University. Her research and teaching interests include: non-metropolitan sexualities and justice movements; drag performance as a mode of activism and community formation; transnational justice work; and the feminist sex wars. She is a co-founder of Feral Feminisms. Jae is co-teaching Equity in Digital Publishing

Krista Benson (Grand Valley State University)

is an Assistant Professor of Liberal Studies. Their research and teaching interests center on the interconnections between colonialism, sexuality, gender identity, racisn, and supporting marginalized youth and young people. She is a co-founder of Feral Feminisms. Krista is co-teaching Equity in Digital Publishing

David Birnbaum (University of Pittsburgh)

is Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Pittsburgh, where he teaches an undergraduate honors course in computational Digital Humanities. David is teaching Computational Digital Humanities: Command line fundamentals.

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. Susan is co-teaching Linked Data and Ontologies for the Humanities

Mihaela Ilovan (University of Alberta)

is the project manager of the Canadian Writing Research Collaboratory. She has 12 years of experience working on different aspects of digital projects, from scoping to implementation. Her interests include the history of human -computer interaction, citation analysis, digital libraries, semantic annotation and user experience In a digital humanities context. Mihaela is teaching Getting Going with Scholarship Online: An Introduction to CWRC.

Dr. Shana MacDonald (University of Waterloo)

is an Assistant Professor in Communication Arts at the University of Waterloo. Her research examines intersectional feminism within social and digital media, popular culture, cinema, performance, and public art. Shana is co-teaching Materializing the Collection

Teresa Lewitzky (University of Guelph)

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. Teresa is co-teaching Spatial Humanities: Exploring GIS in the Humanities. 

Kim Martin (University of Guelph)

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. Kim is co-teaching Linked Data and Ontologies for the Humanities

Jennifer Marvin (University of Guelph)

is a Research and Scholarship librarian at the University of Guelph. She works in the Data Resource Centre (DRC) of the library, and specializes in data visualization. Jennifer is teaching Reading the Humanities from a Distance: A Survey of Text Analysis Tools.

Sharifa Patel (McMaster University)

is a PhD Student in the Faculty of Humanities at McMaster University. She is a co-founder of Feral Feminisms. Sharifa is co-teaching Equity in Digital Publishing

Ela Przyblyo (University of Waterloo)

is an Assistant Professor in the Department of English and core faculty in the Women's and Gender Studies Program at Illinois State University where she teaches courses on queer and trans writing and critical publishing studies. She is a co-founder of Feral Feminisms. Ela is co-teaching Equity in Digital Publishing

Milena Radzikowska (Mount Royal University)

is a transdisciplinary researcher, with a passion to benefit others and informed by 15 years on teams with researchers from over 30 different fields. She’s worked on large, medium, and small, national and international projects, with undergraduate and graduate researchers, industry partners, not-for-profit agencies, and scholars. Her work has been iterative and experimental—meant to challenge existing design conventions and explore unique alternatives to complex problems. Milena is co-teaching Materializing the Collection

Emma Schwarz (University of Pittsburgh)

is a Slavic digital humanities graduate student, with a specialization in the computational analysis of literature. She has a double undergraduate degree in Computer Science and Russian and is currently a Provost Humanities Fellow in the Slavic Department at the University of Pittsburgh. Emma is teaching Computational Digital Humanities: Command line fundamentals.

Quin Shirk-Luckett (University of Guelph)

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. Quin is co-teaching Spatial Humanities: Exploring GIS in the Humanities. 

Deb Stacey (University of Guelph)

is the principal investigator of the Guelph Ontology Team (GOT).  This research group investigates the development, use and analysis of knowledge engineering and machine intelligence techniques particularly ontologies.  GOT™s main theoretical research emphasis is on data-driven ontology evaluation and the development of ontologies for simulation parameters. Deb is co-teaching Linked Data and Ontologies for the Humanities

Dr. Rachel Starry (University at Buffalo - SUNY, University Libraries)

is the CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow in Social Science Data Curation at the University of Buffalo. She has a PhD in Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology from Bryn Mawr College, which focussed on globalization theory and urban landscapes in Roman-period Turkey. Her current research focuses on digital methods and workflows for the humanities and the social sciences. Rachel is co-teaching Intro to R: Machine Learning and Web Apps

Nathan Taback (University of Toronto)

is an Associate Professor, Teaching Stream, in the Department of Statistical Sciences and Computer Science at the University of Toronto. He is also the Director of Data Science Programs in Statistical Sciences. Nathan is co-teaching Intro to R: Machine Learning and Web Apps

Amy Verhaeghe (York University)

is a PhD student in Gender, Feminist & Women’s Studies. Her research draws on critical race theory, Indigenous studies, and queer theory to critically investigates the development of settler homonationalism in Canada. She is a co-founder of Feral Feminisms. Amy is co-teaching Equity in Digital Publishing
 
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The University of Guelph resides on the land of the Between the Lakes Treaty No. 3, the territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit. This land is part of the Dish with One Spoon, a covenant between Indigenous nations to live peaceably on the territories of the Great Lakes region. We recognize that today this gathering place is home to many First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples and acknowledging them reminds us of our collective responsibility to the land where we learn, live and work.