Lauren Klein

Assistant Professor

Member Of:
  • School of Literature, Media, and Communication
  • Digital Integrative Liberal Arts Center
Office Location:
Skiles 359
Overview

Lauren Klein is an assistant professor in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication, where she also directs the Digital Humanities Lab. She received her A.B. from Harvard University and her Ph.D. from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY). Her research interests include early American literature and culture, food studies, media studies, and the digital humanities.

With Matthew K. Gold, she edits Debates in the Digital Humanities, a hybrid print/digital publication stream from the University of Minnesota Press. Her writing has also appeared in American LiteratureEarly American LiteratureAmerican Quarterly, and Digital Scholarship in the Humanities (formerly Literary and Linguistic Computing), among other venues. She serves as co-PI on the NEH Office of Digital Humanities-funded TOME project, a tool to support the interactive exploration of text-based archives. In addition, she is a member of the executive committee of the MLA’s Digital Humanities Forum and co-head of the Americanist Board of NINES: Nineteenth-Century Scholarship Online.

Education:
  • A.B., Harvard University
  • Ph.D., City University of New York
Areas of
Expertise:
  • Data Visualization
  • Digital Humanities
  • Early American Literature
  • Food Studies
  • Media Studies
Interests
Geographic
Focuses:
  • Europe
  • Latin America and Caribbean
  • United States
Issues:
  • Gender
  • Race/Ethnicity
Courses
  • ENGL-1102: English Composition II
  • LCC-3206: Communication & Culture
  • LCC-3508: American Culture I
  • LCC-3510: American Culture II
  • LCC-3843: Spec Topic-Communication
  • LCC-4102: Senior Thesis
  • LMC-2000: Intro-Lit, Media, & Comm
  • LMC-3314: Tech of Representation
  • LMC-3508: American Culture I