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Assistant Director and Head, Center for Interdisciplinary Digital Research
Current Role at StanfordAssistant Director and Head, Center for Interdisciplinary Digital Research
Digital Scholarship Research Developer, Center for Interdisciplinary Digital Research
Current Role at StanfordDigital Scholarship Research Developer, Center for Interdisciplinary Digital Research, Stanford University Libraries
Catherine Nicole Coleman
Research Director, Humanities+Design, Center for Interdisciplinary Digital Research
Digital Research Architect, Research Data Services Admin
BioNicole is Digital Research Architect for the Stanford University Libraries and Research Director for Humanities+Design, a research lab at the Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis. Nicole works at the intersection of the digital library and digital scholarship as a lead architect in the design and development of practical research services. She is currently leading an initiative within the Library to identify and enact applications of artificial intelligence —machine perception, machine learning, machine reasoning, and language recognition— to make the collections of maps, photographs, manuscripts, data sets and other assets more easily discoverable, accessible, and analyzable.
At Humanities + Design she has led the design and development of numerous tools for data visualization and analysis including Palladio, Breve, and, most recently, Data Pen. The lab encourages and supports collaboration between researchers from the humanities and design to encode interpretive method in tools for data analysis. Lessons learned in that work have proven essential to designing human-centered applications of machine intelligence in support of research.
Academic Technology Specialist in Literatures, Cultures, and Languages, Center for Interdisciplinary Digital Research
BioQuinn Dombrowski (non-binary, any pronouns are fine) is the Academic Technology Specialist in the Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages, and in the Library, at Stanford University. Prior to coming to Stanford in 2018, Quinn’s many DH adventures included supporting the high-performance computing cluster at UC Berkeley, running the DiRT tool directory with support from the Mellon Foundation, writing books on Drupal for Humanists and University of Chicago library graffiti, and working on the program staff of Project Bamboo, a failed digital humanities cyberinfrastructure initiative.
Quinn has a BA/MA in Slavic Linguistics from the University of Chicago, and an MLIS from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Since coming to Stanford, Quinn has supported numerous non-English DH projects, taught courses on non-English DH, started a Textile Makerspace, developed a tabletop roleplaying game to teach DH project management, explored trends in multilingual Harry Potter fanfic, and started the Data-Sitters Club, a feminist DH pedagogy and research group focused on Ann M. Martin’s 90’s girls series “The Baby-Sitters Club”. Quinn is currently co-VP of the Association for Computers and the Humanities along with Roopika Risam, and advocates for better support for DH in languages other than English.
Academic Technology Specialist, Center for Interdisciplinary Digital Research
BioClaudia Engel collaborates with students and faculty on digital research projects in the Anthropology Department, where she also has a lecturer appointment and teaches courses in GIS, Digital Methods, and Critical Data Practices. She is a member of the Research Data Services (RDS) Division and the Center of Interdisciplinary Digital Scholarship (CIDR) at the Stanford Libraries. In that role she supports Humanities and Social Science researchers in the use of the increasing number of the Libraries' digital data repositories.