People

Alicia Peaker

Director of Digital Scholarship, Critical Making, and Digital Collections Management

Alicia Peaker is the Director of Digital Scholarship, Critical Making, and Digital Collections Management, tasked with coordinating collaborative support around digital scholarship training, research, and projects. She is available for consultations in any area of digital scholarship. Feel free to email her at any time or schedule a consultation. Alicia Peaker received her PhD in English from Northeastern University and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the Digital Liberal Arts at Middlebury College. She has also worked as the Co-Director for Our Marathon: The Boston Bombing Digital Archive, the Project Manager for the Women Writers Project, and the Managing & Development Editor for GradHacker at InsideHigherEd.

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Jessica Linker

Jessica Linker came to Bryn Mawr in 2017 as the CLIR Humanities and Digital Scholarship Postdoctoral Fellow. She received her PhD in History from the University of Connecticut, and her MA in History from Brown University. At Wellesley College, she majored in History and minored in Computer Science. She has worked on a number of digital projects and initiatives, the most recent being the Provenance Online Project and The Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia. Her scholarly work examines women’s modes of scientific practice in early America. She will be bringing her historical expertise and interest in 3D modeling/imaging to a project on the history of women in science at Bryn Mawr College.

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Digital Scholarship Graduate Assistants

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Stella Fritzell, Digital Scholarship Graduate Assistant (Spring 2018)

Stella is currently pursuing her M.A. in Greek, Latin & Classical Studies. She received her B.A. in Classical Studies and Music in 2015 from Carleton College. Her research interests broadly include: mythology, religion, and performance, and she is currently working on a project examining the agonistic contexts of the Greek heroine Atalanta. Stella views digital scholarship as an essential tool for establishing both new means of accessing traditional fields of scholarship and new methodologies of teaching and learning in the classroom.

Meg Hankel

Meg Hankel

Meg Hankel is a graduate student in art history with a focus on inter-war Germany and the history of photography. She received a BA in art history from Columbia College Chicago in 2009, and an MA in art history from the University of Georgia in 2017. Before pursuing graduate studies at the University of Georgia, Meg worked as a freelance photographer and archivist in the city of Chicago for several years. Her current research interest includes photographic books and essays of the late Weimar Republic.

Digital Scholarship Research and Project Assistants

Elia Anagnostou

Elia Anagnostou (’21)

Elia is prospective Computer Science major. She was attracted to Digital Scholarship by the opportunity to expand her creative horizons and technical skill set. She also liked the idea of being exposed to academic research in fields like History (which sparked her interest, but remained outside of her comfort zone before coming to Digital Scholarship). She hopes to use her 3D technology skills to explore virtual reality and artificial intelligence.

Millicent Auma

Millicent Auma (’21)

Millicent Auma, BMC 2021, is an international student from Kenya. She intends to double major in computer science and psychology. Millicent has spent most of 2018 summer working on two key projects; College women and In Her Own Right. Her concentration however was in reading, digitizing and creating Meta data on personal correspondences between M. Carey Thomas and Mary Garrett. Besides the archival work, Millicent has had an opportunity to learn and use digital platforms like scalar, content DM and Islandora. When she is not working, she spends most of her time listening to music, learning and writing code, dancing and spending time with loved ones.

Nisha Choudhary

Nisha Choudhary (’21)

Nisha is a Computer Science major with a potential Math minor. She enjoys learning about new things in technology and improving her skills in Computer Science in order to help others.

Courtney Dalton

Courtney Dalton (’19)

Courtney is a Linguistics major with a Chinese minor. She enjoys learning new technologies and digital tools of all kinds, especially those that can be applied to the study of language.

Tanjuma Haque

Tanjuma Haque (’21)

Tanjuma is intends to major in Computer Science, with a concentration in Middle Eastern Studies. She is a Customs person (2018–19), a Help Desk Student Technician, an Interlibrary Loan Assistant and the marketing chair for Muslim Students’ Association (Fall ’18) starting from the Fall 2018 semester. She hopes to use the digital skills she gains from experiences like the Digital Scholarship Summer Fellowship, for the betterment of developing economies and to encourage education. Her dream is to work for United Nations and/or have an educational non-profit organization some day.

Hallie Novak

Hallie Novak (’19)

Hallie is a French major. One aspect she enjoys about the LITS digital scholarship department is being able to build upon what she has acquired from her major, yet using it in a different setting. She also hopes to learn new strategies and skills relating to digital media. She is excited to be working on two projects for the LITS department that combine history, literature, and language and the digital age.

Riya Philip

Riya Philip (’20)

Riya is a Computer Science Major at Haverford College who worked with digitizing manuscripts and artifacts with Special Collections over the summer. She has a keen interest in structuring and organizing data, and is currently working on a project with BMC’s Triptych Images and Manuscripts website over the course of this semester as a part of a larger data migration to the platform Islandora that is intended to be used collectively by the Tri-Co.

Linda Zhu

Linda Zhu (’20)

Linda is a Computer Science major and Geology minor who is also interested in interdisciplinary visual literacy using digital approaches. Linda is fascinated by how digital skills and technology are actively incorporated into more non-science fields — humanities, social work and art. She wants to strengthen her digital competency in experiential learning processes with critical awareness, while raising voice for minority women in science fields.

Jenny Wang

Jenny Wang (’21)

Alums

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Francesca Agnello (’18), Digital Scholarship Research Assistant (Spring 2017)

Francesca majored in Anthropology with an Italian Studies minor. As a Digital Scholarship Research Assistant, she hopes to enhance her own digital competencies while learning techniques to help fellow non-STEM majors enhance their own.

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Mimi Benkoussa (’19), Digital Scholarship Summer Fellow (2017)

Mimi is a junior Computer Science major and Statistics minor who hopes to tie in her quantitative and qualitative knowledge to the vast field of digital scholarship. She is interested in the many intersections of computer science, technology, and business, as well as systems engineering and the systems-based approach.

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Alex Brey, Digital Scholarship Graduate Assistant (Spring 2018)

Alex received his M.A. (2011) and Ph.D. (2018) from the History of Art and his B.A. in Medieval and Renaissance Studies from Vassar in 2008. His interest in digital art history began as an undergraduate, when he coded websites for class-curated exhibitions in a proto-DH lab known as the Media Cloisters. Since then he has developed interests in computational statistics, computer vision, machine learning, dynamic network analysis (also known as temporal network analysis), and handwritten text recognition.

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Jocelyn Dunkley (’20, Digital Scholarship Research Assistant (2017-18))

Jocelyn is majoring in Computer Science and minoring in German. In her future career she hopes to be able to combine her STEM skills and her interest in humanities. Through her work in Digital Scholarship, she hopes to learn more about 3D technologies and improve her historical research skills.

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Elena Gittleman, Digital Scholarship Graduate Assistant (Spring 2018)

Elena is currently pursuing her MA in History of Art. She received her B.A. in Art History & Archaeology, with a second major in History from Washington University in St. Louis in 2013, and her M.A. in Art History from Southern Methodist University in 2015. Prior to attending Bryn Mawr College, Elena worked in outreach education at the White House Historical Association and has completed internships at the National Museum of Women in the Arts and The Met Cloisters. She has spent the last three summers as part of the excavation team at the early Byzantine synagogue site of Huqoq, Israel, and now serves as a square supervisor. Her research interests center on postcolonial readings of Late Antique and Early Byzantine visual culture, specifically synagogue mosaic floors.

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Taylor Hobson, Digital Scholarship Graduate Assistant (Spring 2018)

Taylor is currently working toward his Ph.D. in the History of Art. His interests target the intersection of contemporary art and film, in particular installations that use projection to expand the cinematic experience into physical space. Taylor is interested in using digital scholarship tools to create visualizations of the complex networks of media represented by the works he studies. Additionally, he plans to gain a knowledge of coding and programming languages that will facilitate a more intimate understanding of the technologies that continue to transform and advance cinema.

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Makenna Lenover, Digital Scholarship Research Assistant (Spring 2017)

Makenna is a sophomore studying Anthropology and Biology with hopes to study human evolution and forensic anthropology. She is also involved with Little Known Help Zone, her nonprofit organization, and she works as a Peer Mentor and as an assistant in Special Collections.

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Arianna Li (’19), Digital Scholarship Research Assistant (2017-18)

Arianna is double majoring in French and History. She considers that digital scholarship sheds new lights on examining and presenting historical evidence by combining historical research and 3D technologies. In her future career, she wish to improve and apply these skills to legal studies.

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Jacy Li (’19), Digital Scholarship Research Assistant (Spring 2017)

Jacy is a sophomore Growth and Structure of Cities major. Her interest in digital scholarship stems from her ESEM class about reading and writing in a digital age. Jacy hopes to develop her skills in digital scholarship tools and investigate the ways digital scholarship tools impact academic learning.

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Danielle J. Perry, Digital Scholarship Graduate Assistant (Spring 2018)

Danielle is pursuing her M.A. in Greek, Latin, & Classical Studies. She received her. A.B. in Classics from Princeton in 2013 and an M.A. in Classical Studies from Columbia University in 2016. Her interests include Roman Imperial history, especially religion and politics within the Empire, Post-Augustan Latin epic, and dream literature. Danielle is interested in learning ways to integrate digital scholarship into her research to make Classics more broadly accessible.

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Madeline Perry (’19), Digital Scholarship Summer Fellow (2017)

Madeline is a Growth and Structure of Cities major and Psychology minor who dabbles in graphic design. Fascinated by the psychological and social impact of design, her interests include info graphics, web design, data visualization and Computer Aided Design. She is interested in pursuing digital scholarship from both an artistic and access-focused lens.

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Nathanael Roesch, Digital Scholarship Graduate Assistant (Spring 2017)

Nathanael is a PhD candidate working with Professor Lisa Saltzman. His dissertation considers representation of sport in contemporary art. Other interests include the histories of newer media (photography, television, digital) and 20th-century American art. Nathanael received his B.F.A. in Graphic Design from Bowling Green State University in 2002; he received his M.A. in Art History from the University of Georgia in 2009. He has presented papers at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and SECAC and continues to balance his academic work with freelance design projects. Nathanael’s interest in digital scholarship stems from his work in graphic design and web-maintenance. He is particularly interested in the ways digital tools can translate aspects of academic research to broader audiences.

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Nathália Santos, Digital Scholarship Research Assistant (Spring 2017), Digital Scholarship Summer Fellow (2017)

Brazilian, feminist, future Developmentist and lifelong learner. I’ve tried being a veterinary, mathematician, and physicist, but I ended up becoming a Poli Sci and Econ double major. I’m an avid user of bullet-planning to make sure I don’t spend all of my time on Netflix.

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Rachel Starry, Digital Scholarship Graduate Assistant (Spring 2018)

Rachel is currently the CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow in Data Curation for the Social Sciences at the University of Buffalo. She received her PhD from the department of Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology in 2018. She earned her BA in Classical Civilization in 2011 from the University of Richmond, and she received her MA from Bryn Mawr College in 2013. Her research has explored such issues as visual narrative, burial practice, monumental architecture, and imperialism, and she is currently writing her dissertation on processes of urban development and practices of civic benefaction in the cities of Roman Lycia. She has excavated in Italy (at Gabii and Cosa) as well as in Turkey at Hacımusalar Höyük. She has also held internships at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (Richmond, VA) and the Collections Department at Bryn Mawr College. Rachel is particularly interested in digital scholarship applications for mapping and data visualization. She has also worked on text analysis projects in the past, and is currently using the R programming language for data analysis and visualization of her dissertation research.

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Andrew Tharler, Digital Scholarship Graduate Assistant (Spring 2018)

Andrew received his PhD candidate from the department of Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology. He earned a B.A. in Classical Languages from Duke University in 2011 and an M.A. from Bryn Mawr College in 2013. He has participated in excavations at Pompeii and Morgantina, where he now works as a trench supervisor. Following his interests in Greek colonization, household archaeology, Greek religion, and urbanization, his current dissertation research examines the household altars from Morgantina. Andrew is interested in how digital tools can facilitate learning and collaboration, and foster new solutions to old problems. He has past experience with 3D modeling, and his dissertation research currently includes a digital database and mapping component. Andrew is also involved in organizing workshops on citation management tools for students and professors.

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Claudia Zavala (’20), Digital Scholarship Summer Fellow (2017)

Claudia is pursuing her B.A. in Growth and Structure of Cities with a minor in Computer Science. Her research interests broadly include: interaction between people and spaces, project management, and the intersections between architecture, politics, and culture. Claudia is interested in digital scholarship as it provides a new way to engage in design and project management. Claudia hopes to utilize DS tools to visualize societal interactions in diverse urban communities.

 

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