Bio


Will Fenton is Associate Director of Research at the Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis at Standard University. Fenton earned his Ph.D. from Fordham University in 2018, specializing in early American literature and the digital humanities. He is the creator of several prominent DH projects, including Digital Paxton and Ghost River: The Fall and Rise of the Conestoga (Red Planet Books & Comics, 2020), which received the AASLH 2021 Leadership in History Award, and his writings have appeared in American Quarterly, The Journal of Interactive Teaching and Pedagogy, and Common-Place. Prior to Stanford, Fenton oversaw both the “ARP: Humanities Grantmaking” and “Digital Infrastructure” programs at the National Endowment for the Humanities and research and public programs at the Library Company of Philadelphia.

Current Role at Stanford


Associate Director of Research, Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis

Education & Certifications


  • Ph.D., Fordham University, Department of English (2018)