Crompton CFI Portrait Square 1I am a white, queer, able-bodied settler and Canada Research Chair in Digital Humanities in the Department of Communication at the University of Ottawa, where I lead the Labo de Données en Sciences Humaines/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, PI Ray Siemens), Linked Infrastructure for Networked Cultural Scholarship (LINCS, PI Susan Brown)  the Transgender Media Portal (TMP, PI Laura Horak).  I also serve as 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. I live and work on unceded Algonquin land.

For more up-to-date information, check out the Labo de Données en Sciences Humaines/Humanities Data Lab site and instagram.

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