Mattie Burkert joins CAS as Assistant Professor of Digital Humanities. Originally from the Chicago, Illinois area, Burkert earned Bachelor’s degrees summa cum laude in Journalism & Mass Communications and English & American Literature from New York University. She finished her Master’s and PhD in English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She then went on to teach as assistant professor of literature in the English Department at Utah State University until joining us at the University of Oregon.
Burkert has earned numerous awards and fellowships, including a Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship for 2015-2016 and an Innovative Course Design award from the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies in 2019. She is the Principal Investigator and Project Director for the London Stage Database, which was funded by an NEH Office of Digital Humanities Advancement Grant for 2018-2019. She is looking forward to continuing the project in collaboration with students, librarians, developers, and other faculty here at UO. This year, her classes include Literature and Digital Culture, Plague Literature, Intro to Drama and the Digital Humanities Capstone. “The energy around digital humanities is what brought me to Oregon, from the digital humanities minor to the DREAM lab. I’m really looking forward to being part of it.” In her free time, Burkert enjoys hiking and exploring Eugene’s parks with her family.
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