I work at the intersection between English literature and computation. My academic specialties are textual scholarship and history of the book; nineteenth and twentieth century literature, particularly romanticism, Herman Melville, Mark Twain, antislavery archives and print culture, and modernist authors; digital publishing (XML technologies and other markup languages); data analysis approaches to literature, particularly with the R programming language. I also teach for the London Rare Books School and the MA in the History of the Book at the Institute of English Studies. In addition to my current role, I serve as Associate Director of the Herman Melville Electronic Library and as a core faculty member for the Institute for Historical Editing at the Center for Digital Editing at the University of Virginia, sponsored by the US National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

On research leave until April 2024.

PhD Supervsion

Currently I am supervising PhD projects, including one on Ernest Hemingway, naturalism, and masculinity, and another a London Arts and Humanities Partnership-sponsored Collaborative Doctoral Award (CDA) with findmypast.com on the 1921 Census. I would be willing to supervise any project on digital approaches to literature and publishing, particularly those that relate to 19th and 20th century literature, scholarly editing, textual studies, book history, text analysis, and digital publishing.