Recent Commons Activity


I am project manager for Humanities Commons and other digital initiatives at the Modern Language Association. Previously, I was a Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) Postdoctoral Fellow at Emory University, a position that was shared between the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives & Rare Book Library and the Emory Center for Digital Scholarship.

I am a member of the Journal for Interactive Technology & Pedagogy editorial collective.

In addition to my interest in the intersections between libraries, archives, and digital humanities, I research and write about African American culture and the Spanish Civil War.


The Graduate Center, City University of New York
Ph.D., English with American Studies Certificate

The Graduate Center, City University of New York
M.Phil., English

Barnard College, Columbia University
B.A., English, summa cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa

Other Publications

Anne Donlon, Amanda Licastro, and Dominique Zino, editors. Special Issue on Challenging the Boundaries of the ePortfolio, Journal for Interactive Technology & Pedagogy, Fall 2016.

“Things and Lost Things: Nancy Cunard’s Spanish Civil War Scrapbook.” Massachusetts Review 55.2 (2014): 192-205.

Langston Hughes, Nancy Cunard, and Louise Thompson: Poetry, Politics, and Friendship in the Spanish Civil War. Lost and Found: CUNY Poetics Documents Initiative, 2012.

Upcoming Talks and Conferences

I’m presenting with Caitlin Duffy on Humanities Commons at OpenCon NYC, October 26th, Adelphi University Manhattan Center.

I’ll also be leading a Humanities Commons Workshop in the New York Public Library’s Citation Masters Fall Scholarly Communications Workshop Series on November 16th, 2 – 3 p.m, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom B.

I’ll also be at the MLA Convention in Chicago in early January.

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