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Student Researcher 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.
Student Researcher 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.
Research Coordinator Alice Tweedy McGrath has been involved with the END project since 2015. She currently holds a Postdoctoral Fellowship for Accessibility at the University of Pennsylvania Libraries, where she works on several campus accessibility initiatives and digital scholarship projects, including the Accessibility Mapping Project. She holds a Ph.D. in English from Penn and teaches courses on eighteenth- and nineteenth-century fiction in the English Department. Her professional interests include digital scholarship, material text methodologies, queer and feminist studies, and disability/critical access studies. Her current research focuses on representations of femme authorship and composition in eighteenth-century experimental and popular fiction.
NYU Team Coordinator 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.
Student Researcher 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.
Student Researcher 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.
NYU Project Lead 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.
Student Researcher 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.
Special Collections Cataloger, NYU
NYU Team Coordinator
Student Researcher 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.
Student Researcher 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.
Student Researcher 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.
CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow 2015-2017 Lindsay Van Tine, who researches and teaches at the intersection of Early American Studies, Book History, and the Digital Humanities, holds a Ph.D. in English & Comparative Literature from Columbia University. She was a 2015-2017 CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania and Swarthmore College. She is at work on a first book project titled The Invention of Americana: Claiming Hemispheric History, Territory, and Archive, 1823-1854.
Student Researcher 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.
Student Researcher 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.
Student Researcher 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.
Student Researcher and Seminar Leader 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.