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Biographies & Contacts [draft]

Published onMar 27, 2024
Biographies & Contacts [draft]

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Graham Jensen, TBA

Caroline Winter, TBA


Caterina Agostini (caterina [dot] agostini [at] rutgers [dot] edu) is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Notre Dame, Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship and John J. Reilly Center for Science, Technology and Values. She is the co-principal investigator in The Harriot Papers, funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Arts and Humanities Research Council, and co-chair of the International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) and Transcription Challenge Framework (TCF). Caterina, who earned her Ph.D. from Rutgers University, has published on Galileo Galilei and early modern science, medical humanities, and Renaissance geography and navigation.

Jacquelyn Sundberg ( is the outreach librarian for the rare and special collections division at the McGill University Library. Combining experience in both public and academic libraries with her MAs in English literature and information studies, she uses her skillset to make library collections accessible to a broader audience. Her work includes grant projects, publications, multimedia projects, websites, videos, and games. In 2022, she created Moments in Time, a chronological card game supported by the library’s SSHRC-funded Serious Play Initiative.

Jeffrey Lawler (jeffrey [dot] lawler [at] csulb [dot] edu) is a full time lecturer and co-director of the Center for the History of Video Games, Technology and Critical Play at California State University, Long Beach. His most recent work includes the forthcoming article, “The Historical Environment as Aged Icon” in a special issue of Cultural American Studies, and “Reprogramming the History of Video Game Studies: A Cultural History Approach to Videogames as Primary Sources” published in the summer 2021 issue of International Public History with Sean Smith. Jeffrey Lawler also teaches a course with Sean Smith at the Digital Humanities Summer Institute at the University of Victoria titled “Engaging Play/Playing to Engage: Teaching and Learning through Creating Games in the College Humanities Classroom.”

Ronny Litvack-Katzman is a writer and graduate student in the department of English at McGill University, where he holds an MA and a BA & Sc. His research interests include narrative theory, genre, and the history of science in nineteenth-century Britain. From 2021–2023, Ronny served as the lead research assistant on the Ciphers of The Times project.

Bailey McAlister (mcalisterbai [at] gmail [dot] com) is a lifelong academic and writing teacher finishing her PhD in English rhetoric & communication at Georgia State University. She works as a wine and culture writer in Atlanta and has helped develop digital wine platforms through Patreon, Twitch, and Telesomm. Bailey is CMA-certified in wine and WSET-certified in sake, and her work aims to promote accessible learning and amplify voices in the food and drink industry.

Nathalie Cooke ( is professor of English at McGill University. In addition to scholarly publications, her SSHRC-funded projects—Ciphers of The Times and Food for Thought—led to digital and on-site exhibitions in the McGill Library, and a graduate course on Victorian newspaper novels.

Margaret Smith, TBA

Sean Smith, TBA

John N. Wall, TBA

Robert W. Williams earned a PhD in Political Science from Rutgers University. He specialized in political theory including modern and critical theories. He has taught at Livingstone College and Bennett College. Williams has published on environmental justice and the spatiality of politics. In recent projects he explores the engaged scholarship of W.E.B. Du Bois, especially his philosophy of social science and its implications for research and democracy.

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