I am a digital historian who works primarily in computational linguistics (“Under this name she is fitly described”: A Digital History of Gender in the History of Woman Suffrage) and network analysis (Beyond Citations, the Historian’s Altmetrics). I am also interested in the methodological implications of doing history digitally (How Digitized Changed Historical Research) as well as the ethical implications of digitizing archival materials (Ethics and Digital History). I use digital methods to historicize the concept of notability, in among other things, Wikipedia (Wikipedia’s Notable Women Problem). I sit on the American Historical Association’s Digital History Standards committee and serve as the digital history editor for Women and Social Movements.
For over twenty years, I have written about feminist cultural forms of activism. My largest body of scholarship concerns feminist artists’ involvement in the women’s liberation movement, but I have also published on women’s participation in a wide range of social movements, including peace and woman suffrage. I try to publish open access as frequently as possible and share that work online. Much of my paywalled work was written in public so drafts of it are available.
After receiving my doctorate in women’s history from the University of California at Los Angeles, I pursued an alternative academic career for six years, first as the assistant director of the women’s leadership program at Mount St Mary’s College in Los Angeles, where I also taught women’s studies and history, and then as the Director of the Women’s Center at William Paterson University of New Jersey, where I held a joint appointment as an assistant professor of history. I am now an associate professor of history at Rosemont College in Philadelphia where I also teach women’s and gender studies.