Faculty & Staff

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Jakub Kabala
Ph.D. Harvard University

I offer courses on the the history of Europe in the Middle Ages and digital research methods in the humanities. My research explores Central and Eastern Europe in the Middle Ages, medieval frontiers and imagined geographies, computational philology as well as digital spatial analysis.

Mark Sample

Mark Sample (Director)
Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania

I am a literary scholar whose study of recent American fiction led him to the digital world, where contemporary artists and writers are on the vanguard of experimental literature. My teaching and research has evolved to include software studies, video games, and other forms of algorithmic culture. I am the current director of the Digital Studies program.

Anelise Shrout

Anelise Shrout
Ph.D. New York University

My research and teaching interests include antebellum American and Atlantic history, popular political culture, and transnational philanthropy. As the Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Digital Studies, I am pursuing research and teaching related to mapping, data, and environmental studies.


Elizabeth White

Elizabeth White
Administrative Assistant

My primary responsibilities include assistance with the course catalog, budget management, event planning and supply management. I also assist with bringing talented writers, teachers and guest lecturers to campus, enriching the cultural life of our students and the surrounding community.