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Alice McGrath

Digital Scholarship Specialist

Alice McGrath supports digital scholarship in many forms, including pedagogy, project management, and training around technologies for digital research and publication. She is available to consult on any topic related to digital scholarship: feel free to email her to set up an appointment. Alice earned her Ph.D. in English from the University of Pennsylvania, specializing in eighteenth-century British literature and gender and sexuality studies. Before coming to Bryn Mawr in 2019, she was the Postdoctoral Fellow for Accessibility at Penn Libraries, where she helped develop the Accessibility Mapping Project and served as research coordinator for the Early Novels Database. Her professional interests include print and digital archives, the materiality of digital texts, feminist and queer studies, experimental fiction, text mining, metadata, digital accessibility, and disability studies.

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Digital Scholarship Graduate Assistants

Molly Kuchler

Molly Kuchler is a second year graduate student in the Greek, Latin, and Classical studies program. She graduated from Rutgers University with a degree in Classical Studies in 2018, where she also worked as a classroom tech services representative. Her background includes experience in audio/visual technology, as well as archaeology, history, and the study of religion. She is interested in learning to use digital tools for new humanities-focused applications, such as coding to produce interactive teaching resources or maps, or modeling and database management to bring collections of texts and objects to all corners of the world.

Andrea Samz-Pustol

Andrea is a PhD candidate in Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology at Bryn Mawr College and has an MA from Bryn Mawr College (2017), an MA from the University of Kansas (2014), and BA from the University of Wisconsin (2010). Her research focuses on traditional fields of study within ancient Greek sanctuaries, but with new twists using digital humanities that help us answer different questions about the past. She has conducted digital surveys of Afghanistan and Sicily and mapped water systems, quarries, and roads in Google Earth and ArcGIS. She is interested in mapping, data visualization, and data management. Digital humanities will feature prominently in Andrea’s dissertation research and she hopes to share the skills she learns as a Digital Fellow with the Bryn Mawr community.

Digital Scholarship Summer Fellows

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Cindy Chea (’22)

Cindy is an English major with a focus on film studies and digital audio storytelling. She has developed a deep interest in Bryn Mawr’s history through her experiences as a tour guide and through her archival research on Bryn Mawr traditions for a Museum Studies course. She is excited to explore more of the College’s history with the DSSF and to expand her technical skills.

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Hilana El-Mekkoussi (’21)

My name is Hilana, I am a Biochemistry major, class of 2021. I am also possibly doing a computer science minor, and I am doing the Digital Scholarship program because I am very interested in the intersection between technology and humanities, and how technology helps us visualize, access and interpret different topics in a more interactive, and engaging way.

Peyton Moriarty (’21)

Peyton Moriarty is a History major, Museum Studies & Computational Methods minor. She is fascinated by historically/culturally important objects (particularly ones that are not appreciated as such) and their stories, and she hopes to work in a museum or archive one day. She loves to travel and explore new places, especially their museums. She is interested in digital scholarship as a method of making museum and archival materials more organized, accessible, engaging, and educational to a worldwide public.

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Tino Nguruve (’22)

Tino is a rising junior from Zimbabwe majoring in Computer Science and Mathematics. She loves learning and experimenting with new technologies. She is geared towards finding creative optimal life solutions to everyday problems. She was attracted to the Digital Scholarship because she wanted to have a chance to dive into the study of race at Bryn Mawr College from a different perspective that is not a classroom setting. She was also drawn to the opportunity because she wanted to learn effective digital methods of representing historical artifacts. This was really important to her because with the skills she is going to learn from this opportunity she will show people from Zimbabwe how to represent their historical artifacts online and let their stories be heard. In her free time she loves hanging out with her friends and taking aesthetic pictures.

Elizabeth Zhao (’22)

Elizabeth is a sociology major and intended health studies minor passionate about eliminating social disparities. She is excited about the interdisciplinary aspect of digital scholarship and its potential for accessibility and engagement. In her free time, Elizabeth enjoys watching TV shows and crafting, often both at once.

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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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Elia Anagnostou (’21), Digital Scholarship Research Assistant (2019)

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.

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Millicent Auma (’21), Digital Scholarship Research Assistant (2020)

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 Metadata 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.

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RJ Barnes, Digital Scholarship Graduate Fellow (2019-2020)

RJ has long been interested in literature, philosophy, and the history of ideas. Before coming to Bryn Mawr, he earned his BA in History and spent two years in a post-baccalaureate Classics program at UCLA. At Bryn Mawr, he has earned his MA degree for which he completed a thesis titled ‘Persius and the Poetics of Stoic Laughter.’ Currently, he is writing a dissertation about the idea of enchantment in the rhetorical, philosophical, and literary critical texts of ancient Greece. In his time as a graduate student, RJ has enjoyed the opportunity to teach a variety of classes including ancient Greek, Latin, magic, and mythology at both Bryn Mawr and the University of Pennsylvania.

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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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Nitisha Bhandari (’22), Digital Scholarship Summer Fellow (2019)

Nitisha is an intended Computer Science major. She is very excited to learn 3D modeling and animation, to partake in all the smaller workshops that are a part of the DSSF and is eager to broaden her technical skills over time. In her free time, she likes to watch Comedy and Thriller TV shows and movies and also likes to chase after her enthusiasm in Photography.

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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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Katie Breyer, Digital Scholarship Graduate Fellow (2019-2020)

Katie Breyer is an MA candidate in the Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology department, with a specific interest in Roman archaeology. She received her BA in Archaeology and Classics from the University of Cincinnati in 2018. She is interested in landscape archaeology, including how the Romans formed, shaped, and influenced the spaces around them and how those spaces affected them in turn. She is also interested in mortuary archaeology, issues concerning colonization, connectivity, and “globalization” in the ancient world. As a digital scholarship fellow, Katie has particular interest in GIS, photogrammetry, and the impact of digital humanities on the field of archaeology and its influence on the ways archaeologists ask questions and initiate new projects and research.

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Nisha Choudhary (’21), Digital Scholarship Research Assistant (2020)

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.

 

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Courtney Dalton (’19), Digital Scholarship Research Assistant (2019)

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.

 

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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.

 

Emily Elmore (’20), Digital Scholarship Research Assistant (2020)

Emily is a History major and health studies minor at Bryn Mawr. Emily is interested in digital mediums of storytelling and transferring her extensive background in historical research and inquiry into accessible online exhibits. In her free time, Emily enjoys hiking, reading, painting, and drawing.

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Dorothy Feng (’20), Digital Scholarship Summer Fellow (2019)

Dorothy is a Computer Science and English (tbh, Film) major. She is intrigued by the endless possibility of integrating technology and art, which engages her to step into the field of digital scholarship (e.g., data visualization). Upon gaining fresh perspectives from her summer projects, she intends to extend her interest in VR film making towards a new level of human-computer interaction. Plus, she loves to make and watch weird (therefore funny) videos.

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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.

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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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Jenni Glaser, Digital Scholarship Graduate Assistant (2019)

Jenni is pursuing her M.A. in the department of Greek, Latin and Classical Studies. She earned a B.A. from Biola University in 2008 and an M.A. in Classical Philology from Fordham University in 2013. She taught Greek and Latin for the Polis Institute of Languages and Humanities before coming to Bryn Mawr. She is interested in OCR technology and digital teaching tools for ancient languages.

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Meg Hankel, Digital Scholarship Graduate Assistant (2019)

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.

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Tanjuma Haque (’21), Digital Scholarship Research Assistant (2019)

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.

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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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Hanjun Huang (’20), Digital Scholarship Summer Fellow (2019)

Hanjun is a History of Art major and has a specific interest in the art and life of 16th- through 18th-century Chinese literati. In her future career, she hopes to combine her interest in art history and digital skills she acquired from the Digital Scholarship program. And she deeply believes that the combination could help humanities to reach a more public spectatorship.

Devin Lawson, Digital Scholarship Graduate Fellow (2019-2020)

Devin is currently pursuing her M.A. in the department of Greek, Latin, & Classical Studies. She received her B.A. in Mathematics with a minor in Classical Studies from Coe College in 2019. Her research interests include ancient mathematics, alchemy, and astrology, Augustan-era literature, and Roman history and historiography. Broadly, Devin is interested in the ways in which she can use her math background to address questions raised in the humanities.

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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 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.

 

 

Yusi Liu

Yusi Liu, Digital Scholarship Graduate Assistant (2019)

Yusi is pursuing her M.A. in Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology. She received her A.B. in Classics and Art History from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2018. Her research interests include domestic space and urbanism in ancient Greece, inter-cultural exchange between Greece and the Near East, cultural heritage, and curatorial approaches to ancient archaeological materials, especially displaying ancient materials in contemporary spaces and vice versa. Yusi is interested in exploring ways digital scholarship and tools could push public humanities.

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Hallie Novak (’19), Digital Scholarship Research Assistant (2019)

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.

 

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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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Riya Philip (’20), Digital Scholarship Research Assistant (2020)

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.

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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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Nava Streiter, Digital Scholarship Graduate Assistant (2019)

Nava Streiter is a PhD candidate in History of Art, studying representations of body language in middle Byzantine illuminated manuscripts. She received a BA from the Macaulay Honors College at Queens College, CUNY and an MA from the Courtauld Institute of Art. She has contributed to digital humanities projects at Bryn Mawr College Special Collections and at the Frick Art Reference Library’s Center for the History of Collecting. She currently serves as a graduate assistant on a project to digitize the archives of the White Fathers Missionary Society in Rome. She is interested in exploring how image recognition software can support art historical research.

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Andrew Tharler, Digital Scholarship Graduate Assistant (2019)

Andrew received his PhD 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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Jenny Wang (’21), Digital Scholarship Research Assistant (2019)

Jenny Wang is a computer science and math major. She enjoys learning new technologies and applying her skills to her project. She is passionate about tech and she loves to encourage others to learn digital skills.

 

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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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Tina Zhong (’20), Digital Scholarship Summer Fellow (2019)

Huiping Tina Zhong is a rising senior majoring in Theatre and History of Art. She is very excited to be learning digital tools that can support research and presentations in the humanities. She is particularly interested in learning how 3d modeling and virtual reality can shape the development of museum display and the preservation of performance art. Besides her zeal in performance a performer, she also loves photography, anime, watching and analyzing movies academically, and listening to ambient sounds.

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Linda Zhu (’20) Digital Scholarship Research Assistant (2019)

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.

 

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