Alicia Peaker

Digital Scholarship Specialist

Alicia Peaker is the Digital Scholarship Specialist, 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.

Make a consultation appointment with Alicia.

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.

Make a consultation appointment with Jessica.

Digital Scholarship Collaborators

Camilla MacKay

DS Specialties: 
Open Access Publishing,
ARTstor  SharedShelf, Copyright Consultations, GIS

Laura Surtees

DS Specialties: 
3D Modeling, Spatial Analysis, GIS

Del Ramers

DS Specialties: 
Digitization, Digital Media Lab, Adobe Suite

Jenny Spohrer

DS Specialties: 
Web Design, Digital
Pedagogy, Data Visualization, Data Cleaning and Management

Beth Seltzer

DS Specialties: 
Digital Pedagogy, Digital Textual Analysis, Topic Modeling, Spatial Analysis, WordPress, Digital Assignment Planning

Carrie Robbins

DS Specialties: 
Digital Exhibits, Digital Asset Management

Marianne Weldon

DS Specialties: 
Digital Photography, EmbARK (Triarte), Image Tagging and Indexing

Digital Scholarship Graduate Assistants

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Alex Brey

Alex is a Ph.D. candidate in the History of Art. He received his B.A. in Medieval and Renaissance Studies from Vassar in 2008, and his M.A. in History of Art from Bryn Mawr College in 2011. 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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Stella Fritzell

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.

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Elena Gittleman

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

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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Danielle J. Perry

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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Rachel Starry

Rachel is a PhD candidate in the department of Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology. 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

Andrew is a PhD candidate in 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.

Digital Scholarship Research Assistants

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Nisha Choudhary

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

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Courtney Dalton

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


Jocelyn Dunkley

Jocelyn is a sophomore at Bryn Mawr 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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Francesca Agnello, Digital Scholarship Research Assistant (Spring 2017)

Francesca is a junior Anthropology major and 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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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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Jacy Li, 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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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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Mimi Benkoussa, 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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Madeline Perry, 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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Claudia Zavala, 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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