Digital Fitness History

Curriculum Vitae

Education

PhD history, George Mason University (2018, expected).

  • Dissertation: “Shaping Up: Physical Culture Initiatives for Women in the United States, 1890-1965.”

MA history and new media, California State University, San Marcos (2013).

BA history, California State University, San Marcos (2011).

Publications

“Mining Mind and Body: Approaches and Considerations for Using Topic Modeling to Identify Discourses in Digitized Publications,” Journal of Sport History (forthcoming)

Review of Emily S. Rosenberg and Shannon Fitzpatrick, ed., «Body and Nation: The Global Realm of U.S. Body Politics in the Twentieth Century» in The Journal of Social History (Winter 2015)

Conferences and Publication

“Text Analysis for Digital Humanists,” invited talk, University of California Riverside, November 2016.

“Mining Mind and Body:Approaches and Considerations for Using Topic Modeling to Identify Discourses in Digitized Publications,” Doing Sport History in the Digital Present Workshop, Georgia Tech University, May 2016.

Professional Experience

Research Assistant,(2015-present), PressForward Project, Center for History and New Media, George Mason University

Managing Editor, Digital Humanities Now, Center for History and New Media, George Mason University Digital Design Consultant, Wearing Gay History: A Digital Archive of Historical LGBTQ T-Shirts

Graduate Assistant, Office of Graduate Studies and Research, California State University, San Marcos, August 2011 to July 2013

Digital and Institutional Review Board Consultant, “War at Home and Abroad Digital: A Digital History Archive,” Department of History, CSUSM, August 2012 to January 2013

Teaching

History 390: The Digital Past, Summer 2017, George Mason University.

Text Analysis with Voyant Tools, November 2016, University of California Riverside.

Graffiti Houses: The Civil War from the Perspective of Individual Soldiers, June and July 2016, Graduate Research Assistant, George Mason University.

Zotero Workshop for DC History Grad, with Jannelle Legg, October 2015, George Mason University.

DH Bridge; Encouraging Computational Thinking and Digital Skills in the Humanities, October 2014, Coach, Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, George Mason University.

History 101: World Civilization to 1500, Spring 2013, Teaching Assistant, California State University San Marcos.

Awards and Honors

Joseph and Dorothy Censer Fellowship, 2016, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA.

Larry J. Hackman Research Residency, 2016, New York State Archives, Albany, NY.

Provost’s Dissertation Completion Travel Grant, 2016, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA.

Digital History Fellowship, 2013-2015, Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

Digital Humanities Summer Institute Tuition Scholarship 2014, 2015, University of Victoria, Victoria, B.C.

Distinguished Master’s Thesis Award, 2013, California State University, San Marcos, Department of History, San Marcos CA.

Languages and Digital Humanities Skills

Data analysis: R (programming language), D3.js (visualizations), QGIS (mapping), MALLET (topic modeling).

Programming languages: primarily R, also PHP, JavaScript, shell scripting, Python.