I am a Canada Research Chair in Digital Humanities in the Department of Communication at the University of Ottawa, where I lead the Humanities Data Lab. 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 UBCO Humanities Data Lab. I received my PhD in Communication and Culture from York University in Toronto, Ontario.