The CTSDH is an interdisciplinary meeting place for members of the Loyola community. The Center is run by university faculty and staff with an interest in textual studies and digital humanities. If you would like to learn more about joining us, please email the Director, Kyle Roberts (

CTSDH Leadership

Director CTSDH (2016-); Assistant Professor of Public History and New Media, History Department

Fields: Classification, Critical Curation, Digital Archives, Digital Libraries, Digitization, History of the Book and Print Culture, Mapping/GIS, Project Management, Public History, Social Web
Research Interest: The intersection of religion; urbanization; print culture in the eighteenth and nineteenth-century Atlantic World; Public History and New Media in the twenty-first century
CTSDH Project(s): Project Director of the Jesuit Libraries Project; Project director of the Jesuit Libraries Provenance Project.
Professional Activity: CTSDH Director (2016-); Partner, Community Libraries: Building Community in the Atlantic World, 1650-1850; New Media Editor,; co-creator of the Dissenting Academies Online: Virtual Library System.
Relevant Publications: “Rediscovering Physical Collections through the Digital Archive: The Jesuit Libraries Provenance Project” in: Collections: A Journal for Museum and Archives Professionals (Rowman & Littlefield, Fall 2016); Focus issue on “Collections in a Digital Age”

Instructor in Digital Humanities and Textual Studies


Fields: digital archives, history of the book & print culture
Research Interest: the 19th century Atlantic World & the Caribbean, Caribbean literature
Professional Activity: Project Manager, Early Caribbean Digital Archive; core developer and outreach lead, Our Marathon: The Boston Bombing Digital Archive; Managing Editor, Digital Humanities Quarterly
Relevant Publications: "Obeah and the Early Caribbean Digital Archive." with Elizabeth Maddock Dillon, Benjamin J. Doyle, and Nicole N. Aljoe. in: Atlantic Studies 12:2, June 2015

CTSDH Affiliated Faculty

Martin J. Svaglic Chair of Textual Studies, Professor of English

Fields: Analytical Bibliography, Collation, Editorial Theory, History of the Book and Print Culture, Scholarly Editions, Text Analysis, Textual Scholarship, digital scholarly editions, digital archives
Research Interest: nineteenth- and early twentieth-century British and Australian literature
CTSDH Project(s): Director of the Charles Harpur Critical Archive
Professional Activity: President of the Society for Textual Scholarship (2013–14); President of the Bibliographical Society of Australia and New Zealand (2003–06); Member of the board of the bibliographic database of Australian literature AustLit; co-chief investigator on the Australian Electronic Scholarly Editing tool-development project
Relevant Publications: Securing the Past: Conservation in Art, Architecture and Literature, (Cambridge University Press, 2009); Biography of a Book: Henry Lawson’s While the Billy Boils, (Pennsylvania State University Press, 2013, and Sydney University Press, 2013); “The Hand of the Present’,” in Textual Cultures, (Indiana University Press, 2012); “Brought to Book: Book History and the Idea of Literature,” in The Library, (Oxford Journals, 2012); While the Billy Boils: The Original Newspaper Versions by Henry Lawson, with Explanatory Notes by Elizabeth Webby (Sydney University Press, 2013); Under Western Eyes by Joseph Conrad, ed. Roger Osborne and Paul Eggert. The Works and Letters of Joseph Conrad (Cambridge University Press, 2013).

Advanced Lecturer & Senior Research Fellow, Computer Sciences
Fields: Collation, Critical Curation, Critical Infrastructure, Computational Analytics, Digital Tools, Macroanalysis, Markup and Programming Languages, Project Management, Scholarly Editions, Textual Scholarship
Research Interest: modernist literature; digital corpus and bibliography of the works of Jules Verne, and associated science fiction authors; cuneiform studies, Near Eastern studies; ancient history and archeology
CTSDH Project(s): Technical Director, and lead developer, of the 'Woolf Online' project - , 'HRIT-CaTT' project.
Professional Activity: Associate faculty member in the Center for Textual Studies and Digital Humanities; Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Textual Studies, De Montfort University, England; consultant and research fellow at Keio University, Japan; Technical Director for other digital humanities projects, including the 'Malory Project', the 'Modernist Magazines' project, and the 'Elizabeth Jennings' project.

Founding Co-Director, CTSDH (2009-2015), Professor of Computer Science, and CTSDH Fellow

Fields: Computational Analytics, Digital Tools, Game Studies, Markup and Programming Languages, Platform Studies, Project Management
Research Interest: digital music, gaming
CTSDH Project(s): Codename Revolution (with Steve Jones); Woolf Online; HRIT-CaTT
Professional Activity: Co-Chair, Special Technical Community in Broadening Participation, Co-Chair/General Chair, RESPECT 2015, Editor in Chief, Computing in Science and Engineering, co-published by IEEE Computer Society and American Institute of Physics, Member of IEEE Computer Society and Association for Computing Machinery
Relevant PublicationsGeorge Thiruvathukal’s work on E-Commons

CTSDH Steering Committee

Associate Dean for Library Services and Collections
Fields: Digital Libraries, e-Publishing
Research Interest: Anthropology, Chinese-American relations, law, urban politics and social development
Professional Activity: Associate Director of the Loyola School of Law Library; Associate Director of the Chicago-Kent College of Law Library

Professor of English, Associate Faculty in Women’s Studies and Gender Studies


Pamela Caughie

Fields: textual studies, digital humanities
Research Interests: Modernist literature and culture; postmodern literature and theory; feminist, gender and transgender theory; women's studies; pedagogy
CTSDH Projects: Modernist Networks (ModNets); WoolfOnline; Man into Woman: A Comparative Scholarly Digital Edition (in progress)
Professional Activities: President, Modernist Studies Association (2010); Graduate Program Director (2005-2014); Director, Women's Studies Program (1998-2003)
Relevant Publications: "Virginia Woolf: Radio, Gramophone, and Broadcasting." in The Edinburgh Companion to Virginia Woolf, ed. Maggie Humm, (Edinburgh UP, April 2010), "Audible Identities: Passing and Sound Technologies." Special issue of Humanities Research, ed. Monique Rooney and Carolyn Strance, (Australian National University, 2010)

Assistant Professor of Communication, Director of SIMLab

Fields: Digital Ethics, Game Studies, Platform Studies, Scholarly Communication, Social Research, Social Web
Research Interests: Sociocultural issues in a globally networked society, Technology and social transformation, Design and development of games on various social networking sites and mobile platforms, Digital lifestyles, “Big Data,” Biometrics, privacy, and surveillance, Changing global labor dynamics across industrial, governmental, and academic sectors, Gender/Race/Class dynamics in access to communication technologies; experience and engagement, Research ethics, informed consent
Professional Activity: International Communication Association (ICA); Digital Games Research Association (DiGRA); Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR) Ethics Committee; Canadian Games Studies Association (CGSA); Canadian Communication Association (CCA); International Association for Media and Communication Research – (IAMCR)
Relevant Publications: “A Game Industry Beyond Diversity: Systemic Barriers to Participation for Women in South Korea,” in: In Kafai, Y., Richard, G., and Tynes, B. (Eds). Diversifying Barbie and Mortal Kombat. (Cornell University Press, forthcoming 2016).

Professor of English

Fields: Textual Scholarship, Scholarly Editions
Research Interests: Modernist poetry, modernism, popular culture
CTSDH Project(s): Modernist Networks
Professional Activity: Modernist Studies Association: President (2013-14), Chair for Interdisciplinary Approaches (2006-09); T. S. Eliot Society: President (2010-12), Treasurer (2016-present), Webmaster (2004-present); Dept. of English: Director of Graduate Programs (2000-05).
Relevant Publications: The Complete Prose of T. S. Eliot, vol. 6: The War Years, 1940-1946 (forthcoming).



Edward Surtz, S.J., Associate Professor of Medieval Literature and Culture

Ian Cornelius

Fields:  Textual scholarship, manuscript studies, historical linguistics

Research Interests: Medieval English poetry

Relevant Publications: Reconstructing Alliterative Verse: The Pursuit of a Medieval Meter (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming summer 2017); “Passus secundus de Dobest: On the Genesis of a Rubric in the Archetype of Piers Plowman B.” Medium Aevum 84.1 (2015): 1-15;

Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Fields: Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning, Data Mining, Computational Linguistics.

Research interests: semantic analysis of texts, medical informatics

Professional activity: member of Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL) and American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA).

Relevant publications: See my google scholar page

Associate Professor of Digital Communication

Fields: Critical Curation, Critical Infrastructure, Digital Archives, Digital Ethics, Digital Tools, Web Archives
Research Interests: methods for stewardship of web cultural heritage, preservation and interpretation of web history and culture, web archiving as emerging ‌cyberinfrastructure for e-research, evolution of archival practices, ethics of archival research methods, web archaeology as a method for retrospective study of web culture
Professional Activities: Visiting scholar at Århus University, Denmark (2014); postdoctoral research fellow at the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, Virtual Knowledge Studio (2008)
Relevant Publications: “Web Historiography and the Emergence of New Archival Forms,” with S.M. Schneider, in: D. Park, N. Jankowski and S. Jones (Eds.), The Long History of New Media: Technology, Historiography, and Contextualizing Newness, (Peter Lang, 2011).

Director, Women and Leadership Archives

Fields: Critical Curation, Digital Archives, Digital Libraries, Project Management, Public History
Research Interests: Archival ethics, women’s history, archival management, oral history
CTSDH Project(s): Women and Labor: the Mollie West Project
Professional Activities: Appointed member and Chair of Society of American Archivists Standing Committee, Committee on Ethical and Professional Conduct (CEPC); active in Society of American Archivists and Society of Rocky Mountain Archivists; member of Oral
History Association and Chicago Area Archivists.
Relevant Publications: Monthly Column, BROAD Digital Media, Loyola University Chicago. “Archives in Action,” focusing on archives, feminism, and social justice, 2015-current; “An On-Line Exhibit: A Tale of Triumph and Tribulation,” co-authored with Robert Riter, 2014, Society of American Archivists, On-line Ethical Case Studies, Peer Reviewed

Associate Professor of English
Fields: textual scholarship
Research Interests: early American literature
Relevant Publications: Colonial Mediascapes: Sensory Worlds of the Early Americas. Co-edited with Matt Cohen. (University of Nebraska Press, 2014).

Digital Services Librarian

Fields: Critical Curation, Digital Libraries, Digital Tools, e-Publishing, Project Management, Scholarly Communication
Research Interests: library science, scholarly communication, open access
Professional Activities: Author for ACRL TechConnect blog, member of Library Information Technology Association
Relevant Publications: “Library Labs,” with Eric Phetteplace, Mackenzie Brooks, in: Reference & User Services Quarterly, (American Library Association, 2013).

Assistant University Archivist
Fields: Critical Curation, Digital Archives, Digital Libraries, History of the Book and Print Culture, Project Management, Public History


Associate Professor of English
Fields: Scholarly Communication, Textual Scholarship
Research Interests: Pedagogy, Writing Program Administration, Life Writing
Professional Activities: Co-Director, The Council of Writing Program Administrators Mentoring Project: Faculty Advisor, Council of Writing Program Administrators’ Graduate Student Organization 
Relevant Publications: Editor, A Critical Look at Institutional Mission: A Guide for Writing Program Administrators. Parlor Press: Anderson: South Carolina, 2016. (forthcoming); “Technology, Diversity, and the Impression of Mission.” Traditions of Eloquence: The Jesuits and Modern Rhetorical Studies. Eds. John Brereton and Cinthia L. Gannett. New York: Fordham UP, 2016. 401-413.

Professor of English, Graduate Program Director (CTSDH)

Fields: History of the Book and Print Culture, Textual Scholarship
Research Interests: British literature of the 16th and 17th centuries, Shakespeare, literature and visual culture, literary and aesthetic theory
Professional Activities: Discipline Representative (Literature), Renaissance Society of America; Editorial Board, Shakespeare Yearbook, Journal of Narrative Theory, Renaissance Quarterly
Relevant Publications: Image Ethics in Shakespeare and Spenser, (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011), Illustrating the Past in Early Modern England: The Representation of History in Printed Books, (Ashgate, 2003).

Professor and Chairperson of Computer Science


Fields: Markup and Programming Languages, Text Encoding
Research Interests: programming languages, software architecture, distributed and pervasive computing systems, applications in bioinformatics, environmental science
Professional Activities: co-director of Loyola's Emerging Technologies Laboratory (ETL); member of the editorial board of the IEEE/AIP Computing in Science and Engineering Magazine (CiSE)

Manager, Digital Media Services
Fields: Critical Infrastructure
Research Interests: Digital Media, Emerging Technologies, Online Collaborative Software
Professional Activities: LUC ITS Equipment Loan Program manager, LUC computer lab support

Head of Reference Services
Fields: Critical Curation, Critical Infrastructure, Text Encoding, Textual Scholarship,
Research Interests: film studies, health statistics, latin american studies, women in literature

Lecturer in Cultural Anthropology and Museum Studies

Fields: critical curation, network analysis, Public History
Research Interests: museum studies, history of science, history of anthropology, the exchange of anthropological objects by museums in the late nineteenth century, Smithsonian Institution; Field Museum of Natural History
Professional Activities: Director, May Weber Ethnographic Study Collection, LUC; Scientific Affiliate, Field Museum of Natural History
Relevant Publications: with N.J. Parezo, “Social and Material Connections: Otis T. Mason’s European Grand Tour and Collections Exchanges,” in: History and Anthropology, (Routledge, 2016); “Shared Values, Gifted Objects: The Smithsonian Institution’s Anthropological Duplicates,” in: Collaborative Anthropologies, (Smithsonian, 2015).

Associate Professor of Social Work

Fields: Social Web, Social Research, Scholarly Communication
Research Interests: Suicide Intervention, Cyberbullying, Family-based Interventions, Community Services, School Social Work, Technology, and Podcasts
Professional Activities: Founder and Host of the Social Work Podcast; original lead developer of Austin-Travis County MHMR (today: Austin Travis County Integral Care), the Austin-Child Guidance Center, Texans Care for Children, and the Texas Kids Count Project (1997-2002).
Relevant Publications: Suicide in Schools: A Practitioner's Guide to Multi-level Prevention, Assessment, Intervention, and Postvention, with Terri A. Erbacher, Scott Poland, (Routledge, 2014).

University Archivist, Curator of Rare Books
Fields: Critical Curation, Digital Archives, Digital Libraries, History of the Book and Print Culture, Project Management, Public History
CTSDH Project(s): Project Manager, Digitizing the Michalak Collection

CTSDH Graduate Fellows

CTSDH Graduate Fellow; Master’s Student, Sociology

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Fields: Qualitative and Quantitative Research, Social Justice, Sociology, History, Social Media

Research Interest: Housing Segregation in America’s major urban areas, Housing policy and its history in America, intersection of race and gender, urban sociology, intersection of structure and action and how it relates to urban culture

CTSDH Project(s): Fellow, Research assistant, Social Media assistant

Professional Activity: CTSDH Fellow (2016- )

CTSDH Graduate Fellow; Master’s Student, Computer Science 


Fields: Information Technologies, Software Testing, UX Design, Web Design

Research Interests: Web Applications, User Experience Research, Quality Analysis

CTSDH Project(s): Fellow, Research Assistant, Social Media Assistant

Professional Activity: CTSDH Fellow (2017- ), Graduate Teaching Assistant in Loyola Computer Science Department for subject Discrete Structures (2016- ), System Engineer at Infosys Technologies Ltd. (2014-2015), Programmer Analyst at Cognizant Technology Solutions. (2012-2014)

CTSDH Undergraduate Fellow; Undergraduate Student, Economics & International Studies


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Fields: International Studies, Economics, French

Research Interest: Immigration policies, Latin American immigration, gender-based issues, free trade and trade agreements

CTSDH Project(s): Fellow, Research assistant, Social Media assistant

Professional Activity: CTSDH Fellow (2017- ), Intern at the Quebec Delegation Chicago (Fall 2016), Fellow at The Chicago Public Education Fund (Summer 2016), Intern at Interfaith Legal Services for Immigrants (Summer 2015)

CTSDH Graduate Fellow; Master’s Student, Digital Humanities

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Fields: Digital Humanities, Hispanic Literature, Textual Studies, Editorial Theories, Public History, Social Media

Research Interest: Spanish literature, censorship practices, Colombian history, text encoding, stylistic analysis

CTSDH Project(s): Fellow, Research assistant, Social Media assistant

Professional Activity: CTSDH Fellow (2016- ), Intern in the Jesuit Libraries Provenance Project (Summer 2016), Editorial Coordinator for Intertext Editorial Solutions (2015), Research assistant for La Augusta Silaba Project at the Universidad de los Andes (2014)


CTSDH Graduate Fellow; Master’s Student, Computer Science

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Fields: Information Technologies,  Hybrid IOS & Android, Mobile applications

Research Interests: Mobile applications, 3-D printing, marketing, leadership

CTSDH Project(s): Fellow, IT assistant, Social Media assistant

Professional Activity: CTSDH Fellow (2016-), Internship at Motorola Solutions (Summer 2016)


CTSDH Affiliated Faculty

CTSDH Steering Committee

CTSDH Graduate Fellows

Past Fellows

CTSDH Advisory Board

At Loyola:

Badia Ahad (English)

Susan Applebaum (Fine and Performing Arts)

Fr. Mark Bosco, SJ (Theology and English)

Robert Bucholz (History)

Pamela Caughie (English)

Elizabeth Coffman (School of Communication)

Jasper Cragwall (English)

Sarah Gabel (Fine and Performing Arts)

Ronald Greenberg (Computer Science)

Paul Jay (English)

Thomas Kaminski (English)

Jim Keenan (Classical Studies)

John McCarthy (Theology)

Catherine Putonti (Biology and Bioinformatics)

Joyce Wexler (English)

Edward Wheatley (English)


Outside Loyola:

Neil Fraistat (Director, Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities)

Christine Froula (Professor of English, Northwestern University)

Paul Gehl (Newberry Library)

Philip Gossett (Robert W. Reneker Distinguished Service Professor of Music, University of Chicago)

Jonathan Gross (Professor of English, DePaul University)

Steve Jones (Professor of Communication, Associate Dean of Liberal Arts & Sciences, University of Illinois Chicago)

Steven E. Jones (Founding Co-Director (2009-2016), CTSDH and CTSDH Fellow; DeBartolo Professor of Digital Humanities, University of Southern Florida)

Bill Parod (Repository Analyst, IT, Northwestern University)

Geoffrey Rockwell (University of Alberta)