I am a Canada Research Chair in Digital Humanities in the Department of Communication at the University of Ottawa. In addition to Digital Humanities, my research interests include queer history, Victorian visual and popular culture, prosopography, and code as a representative medium.
I am co-director, with Michelle Schwartz, of the Lesbian and Gay Liberation in Canada project, and a researcher with Implementing New Knowledge Environments (INKE). I also serve as the VP English of the Canadian Society for Digital Humanities/Société canadienne des humanités numériques, associate director of the Digital Humanities Summer Institute at the University of Victoria, and as a research collaborator with The Yellow Nineties Online housed at Ryerson University’s Centre for Digital Humanities. My work has appeared in a number of edited collections and the Victorian Review, Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies, Digital Humanities Quarterly, the UBC Law Review, and Digital Studies/Champs Numerique. I am co-editor, with Richard Lane and Ray Siemens, of Doing Digital Humanities: Practice, Training, Research (Routledge 2016).
From 2012 to 2017 I was an assistant professor of Digital Humanities and English in the Department of Critical Studies in the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies at UBC Okanagan, where I directed the Humanities Data Lab. I received my PhD in Communication and Culture from York University in Toronto, Ontario.