Head, Digital Scholarship Services

411 Chapel Drive
Box 104733 Bostock Library
Durham, NC  27708
Phone: +1-919-660-5911

I advise and lead initiatives and services that encourage the creation, use, and dissemination of scholarly materials in a range of media. The Digital Scholarship Services department, which includes many graduate students, collaborates with researchers in the humanities and interpretive social sciences, at any level of study, to plan and build digital research projects.  We encourage learning and experimentation in digital scholarship through exploratory projects, programs of hands-on instruction, graduate student internships, and resources and programming in The Edge / Murthy Digital Studio. Currently I also serve as co-director of Project Vox (https://projectvox.library.duke.edu), an open educational resource on early modern women philosopehrs that is collaboratively developed by Duke Libraries and the Duke Department of Philosophy and that serves as a platform for students, faculty, and staff to develop hands-on experience in digital publishing.


Before coming to Duke, I managed two NEH-funded digital humanities projects at Emory University (The Expanded Online Transatlantic Slave Trade Database, http://slavevoyages.org; and African Origins, http://african-origins.org) and worked with the Emory Libraries on a range of digital library initiatives. I earned my doctorate from Emory, where I studied cultural and linguistic anthropology, organizational sociology, and histories of libraries and reading. My masters degrees came from the University of Alabama, where I earned an MS in Library and Information Science and an MA in English.