At Wesleyan University, I am the director of academic technology. Before that, I was the associate director of academic technology at Grinnell College, where I formed and managed the Digital Liberal Arts Collaborative. Before that, I worked at HyperStudio, the digital humanities lab at M.I.T.. And before that, I was a postdoctoral fellow at Washington and Lee University (still waiting on that name change). And so on and so on.
I grew up in Miami, Florida, and attended Vassar College in upstate New York, where I graduated with a B.A. with honors in religion and women’s studies (minor). I went on to earn a Ph.D. in history from Rutgers University. My dissertation examines trans-Atlantic religious debates over the future resettlement of the Church of England during the English Revolution of the mid-seventeenth century.
My approach to digital humanities is very strongly influenced by the emphasis on ethical collaboration forwarded by the #transformdh movement, embracing a critical digital humanities approach in theory and method. I can be found on Twitter at @rachelschnepper.