People

The faculty steering committee of the M.A. in Digital Studies of Language, Culture, and History are drawn from fourteen different departments in the University of Chicago spanning every discipline in the humanities. These faculty members have a wide range of interests and experience in creating digital tools or in using digital methods in their own research.

  • David Schloen (Director, M.A. in Digital Studies program) is a Professor of Near Eastern Archaeology in the Oriental Institute and the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations. He conducts excavations in Turkey and Israel and is an expert on the Bronze and Iron Age civilizations of the Middle East.
  • Claudia Brittenham is an Associate Professor in the Department of Art History. She studies the pre-Columbian art of ancient Mesoamerica that was made by the Mayans, Olmecs, and Aztecs.
  • Whitney Cox is an Associate Professor in the Department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations. He studies Sanskrit and the languages and literatures of India.
  • Helma Dik is an Associate Professor in the Department of Classics. She studies the linguistics of Classical Greek.
  • John Goldsmith is the Edward Carson Waller Distinguished Service Professor in the Department of Linguistics and the Department of Computer Science. He studies computational linguistics and the history of linguistic thought.
  • Lenore Grenoble is the John Matthews Manly Distinguished Service Professor in the Department of Linguistics and the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures. She studies Slavic and Arctic indigenous languages (e.g., Greenlandic and Inuit).
  • Faith Hillis is Associate Professor in the Department of History. She studies modern Russian and European history and is interested in using digital tools to analyze historical questions.
  • Travis Jackson is an Associate Professor in the Department of Music. He studies ethnomusicology and jazz, rock, and world music.
  • Patrick Jagoda is an Associate Professor in the Department of English Language and Literature and the Department of Cinema and Media Studies. He studies new media (e.g., digital games, electronic literature, etc.) and on twentieth- and twenty-first century American literature and culture.
  • Hoyt Long is an Associate Professor of Japanese Literature in the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations. He studies modern Japan, cultural analytics, and the sociology and history of literature and other media.
  • Ellen MacKay is an Associate Professor in the Department of English Language and Literature. She studies Shakespeare and other early modern English literature, and theater theory and performance studies.
  • Robert Morrissey is the Benjamin Franklin Professor of French Literature in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures. He studies French literature and history of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
  • Jason Salavon is an Associate Professor in the Department of Visual Arts. He is an artist who uses software processes of his own design to produce art objects and installations that have been exhibited in museums and galleries around the world.
  • Haun Saussy is University Professor in the Department of Comparative Literature, the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, and the Committee on Social Thought. He studies classical Chinese poetry and literary theory and pre-twentieth-century media history.
  • Adam Shaw is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science. He studies programming languages.

Digital Studies Staff

Program Administrator: 

James Burke

jamesdb@uchicago.edu

(773)-702-5596

For general inquiries, please direct email to digitalstudies@uchicago.edu.