His research explores applications of modern statistical methods in the humanities and allied social sciences. His research interests include sociology of literature, publishing history, comparative media studies, library digitization, and text mining.

My research explores the uses of statistics and machine learning in the study of very large text collections (of novels, academic journals, book reviews, newspapers, etc.). Much of my recent work falls under the heading of sociology of literature.

Research Areas:

  • Digital Libraries and Digital Humanities
  • Knowledge Organization, Cultural Informatics, and Natural Informatics
  • Machine Learning
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Statistical analysis
  • Intellectual Freedom and information/data ethics
  • Media Studies
  • Social Media

Research Interests: statistical and machine learning approaches to large text corpora; sociology of literature

Cognitive Science, Library Science
MS, Duke University, Statistics, 2013
PhD, Duke University, Literature, 2013
BA, Stanford University, Comparative Literature, 2004