I am interested in how various iterations of “openness”—including OA publishing models, open educational models, and open peer review, as well as open and transparent scholarly practices—might help foster a more inclusive, equitable, and community-oriented academy.

I am co-PI on the Mellon-funded HumetricsHSS initiative, an investigation into the viability of a values-based framework for indicating excellence, and a founding editor of The Idealis, an overlay journal promoting the best in open-access scholarly communication. I serve on the editorial board of the Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication and the organizing committee of the Force11 Scholarly Communication Institute.


PhD, French literature, New York University
MFA, literary translation, University of Iowa
BA, English literature and French literature, University of Glasgow



Upcoming Talks and Conferences

Presentation: “Humane Metrics and the Value of Values.” ARL Executive Seminar at ALA-Midwinter. Denver, Colorado. Feb 11, 2018.
Workshop: “Integrating Digital Humanities into the Web of Scholarship with SHARE.” Denver, Colorado. Feb 12–13, 2018.
Workshop: “Valuing the Syllabus as Scholarship.” HuMetricsHSS. Lansing, MI. Feb 28–Mar 2, 2018.


Modern Language Association
American Library Association
Association of College and Research Libraries
Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory (HASTAC)

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