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2016 Team


Abbey Wilson

Student Researcher

Abbey Wilson Abbey Wilson is a rising junior and a History major at New York University. As an Student Researcher, she is interested in the physical materials that make up the novels. Outside of the project, she is on staff at NYU's student-run independent newspaper, Washington Square News.

Abby Cox

Student Researcher

Abby Cox Abby Cox is an English major with a minor in Spanish at Haverford College. She is also passionate about art and art history, and as an END researcher, she is interested in exploring ways that art and literature intersect in eighteenth century works. At Haverford, she works as a peer tutor in the Writing Center, and her extracurricular interests include crossword puzzles, theater, her cat, your cat, and/or any other cat.

Alice Tweedy McGrath

Project Manager

Alice Tweedy McGrath Alice Tweedy McGrath completed her doctoral work in the English Department of the University of Pennsylvania in August 2016, specializing in eighteenth-century British literature. Her dissertation, Patchwork Fictions: Imagining Intimacy Beyond the Marriage Plot, explores women writers' experiments with form in domestic fiction. She currently holds a Postdoctoral Fellowship for Accessibility at the University of Pennsylvania Libraries. Her research and teaching interests include eighteenth-century literature and culture, women writers, queer studies, questions of genre and form, material text methodologies, and digital humanities.

Amanda Watson

NYU Team Coordinator

Amanda Watson Amanda Watson is a librarian for English and Comparative Literature at NYU. She holds a PhD in English from the University of Michigan, and a MLS from Drexel University. She is currently working on a book project that focuses on the poetry-reading practices of American readers between the beginning of the nineteenth century, and the early years of the twentieth century as seen through the evidence of commonplace books from this period.

Brianne Alphonso

Student Researcher

Brianne Alphonso Brianne Alphonso is an English major at the University of Pennsylvania with an avid interest in print culture. During her time in END she focuses on the development of fiction as a genre from the seventeenth to the early twentieth centuries and what trends can be gathered by examining paratexts such as title pages and prefaces. When not studying early novels, Bri works as an editor on the Penn Review Literary Magazine on Penn's campus and in the Mediterranean section of the UPenn Museum.

Caroline McArdle

Student Researcher

Caroline McArdle Caroline McArdle is a junior English and Philosophy major at Williams College. This summer, she has particularly enjoyed learning about 18th century travel narratives and evolving notions of fictionality. At Williams, Caroline is a teaching assistant for the philosophy department and an active participant in all things theatre and Shakespeare. She is excited to study literature abroad next year at the University of Oxford.

Charlotte Priddle

NYU Project Lead

Charlotte Priddle Charlotte Priddle is the Librarian for Printed Books at the Fales Library & Special Collections, New York University. She received her BA (Hons.) in English Literature and MA in American Literature & Theory Since 1945 from the University of Sussex, and her MLIS from Rutgers University. In her current role, she is responsible for acquisitions, collection development, instruction and oversight of cataloguing for all Fales print collections. Charlotte teaches multiple instructions sessions for faculty at both NYU and other institutions, and also co-teaches an undergraduate seminar in book history at NYU with Professor Paula McDowell. Her current research interests include female book collectors and readers of the Regency period.

Colette Gerstmann

Student Researcher

Colette Gerstmann Colette Gerstmann is an Honors English major and Gender and Sexuality Studies minor at Swarthmore College. She is a Writing Associate for the college, is a poetry editor for the Swarthmore Review, helps run the student art gallery, and plays in her band, Biscuit. At END, she is interested in examining narrative agency in storytelling, and looking at how lyric poetry is used and excerpted in novels.

Gioia Stevens

Special Collections Cataloger, NYU

Gioia Stevens

Jeremy Culver

NYU Team Coordinator

Jeremy Culver

Kat Poje

Student Researcher

Kat Poje Kat Poje graduated from Haverford College in the Class of 2016 and is pursuing an MTS at Harvard Divinity School beginning fall 2016. She studies the triangulation of religion, storytelling, and power, with a particular focus on the convergence of digital technology and religious community. An END team member since 2015, she has developed a passion for the minutia of cataloging and a deep appreciation for the sass in 18th-century novels. In her free time, she enjoys wandering about woods and museums, and is always in search of new folk iconography to collect.

Katy Frank

Student Researcher

Katy Frank Katy Frank is an English major concentrating in Gender and Sexuality Studies at Haverford College. Katy's interest in diaries spans the scholarly and personal realms, and as an Student Researcher, she wants to find fiction written in diary or journal-esque formats. Katy works at the Haverford College Women*s Center and is an editor of Margin, Haverford's academic and artistic journal. She lives in environmental haus during the school year.

Kirara Sato

Student Researcher

Kirara Sato Kirara Sato is a recent graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, with an honors major in English literature and a minor in East Asian Languages and Civilizations. She has a devout interest in Shakespearean performance history, and the interpretation of his texts in the twenty-first century. She has recently completed her honors thesis on race in Shakespeare's 'Othello'. When she's not writing papers about Shakespeare, she's acting in his plays as a part of The Underground Shakespeare Company.

Lindsay Van Tine

CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow

Lindsay Van Tine Lindsay Van Tine holds a Ph.D. in English & Comparative Literature from Columbia University. She is currently a CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania and Swarthmore College, where she researches and teaches at the intersection of Early American Studies, Book History, and the Digital Humanities. She is at work on a first book project titled The Invention of Americana: Claiming Hemispheric History, Territory, and Archive, 1823-1854.

Nicole D'Alessio

Student Researcher

Nicole D'Alessio Nicole D'Alessio is a Dean's Scholar in Comparative Literature and is completing her Honors Thesis in 18th century British Literature. She is the Editor-in-chief of Brio, NYU's Undergraduate Comparative Literature Journal.

Samantha Nicole Herron

Student Researcher

Samantha Nicole Herron Sam Herron is a Swarthmore student working towards a special major in Education and Sociology & Anthropology and a minor in Gender & Sexuality Studies. Her primary interests at END are data organization, information accessibility, and the role and history of libraries. She is the music editor for Swarthmore's quarterly magazine, The Review, a columnist for Swarthmore's print newspaper, a tap dancer, and an avid thrift shopper.

Xena Becker

Student Researcher

Xena Becker Xena Becker is a Comparative Literature major with an Urban Education Studies minor at New York University. In her time outside of school, she works on queer activism and education. She is extremely excited to work on the END Project and she is looking forward to learning more about digital humanities and getting to touch old books.

Yumi Dineen Shiroma

Student Researcher and Seminar Leader

Yumi Dineen Shiroma Yumi Dineen Shiroma graduated from Swarthmore College in 2016 with an honors major in English literature and a minor in interpretation theory. Her work explores the intersections of material text study, computational methods, and Marxist metanarratives of the novel. In her non-academic life, she is the human companion to Peanut Butter 'Dorothea Catsaubon' Dineen Shiroma, who used to be feral.