Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature; Director, Digital Culture and Media Initiative, Pennsylvania State University

I direct the Digital Culture and Media Initiative in the Department of English. I have published on topics at the intersection of computing and media, translation, multilingualism, and genre theory, with special interest in the imperial history of philology and the linguistic history of computing. I am the author of In Babel’s Shadow: Multilingual Literatures, Monolingual States (University of Minnesota, 2010), a study of literary multilingualism, and City: An Essay (University of Georgia, 2002), a suite of autobiographical fragments, as well as recent articles on password security and machine translation, among other topics.

Experience

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    Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature; Director, Digital Culture and Media Initiative, Pennsylvania State University