Good to "meet" all of you. I am honored to join the HASTAC scholars community.
I wear a variety of vocational hats at the moment. Primarily, I am a Teaching Fellow at the University of North Carolina's Department of English and Comparative Literature. I am writing a dissertation tentatively titled "The Disappearing Explorer in Nineteenth Century British Literature, 1818-90." I write about scary things: terrae incognitae, explorers who were "never seen or heard from again," and ones who were eventually seen again, looking like this. And Sweeney Todd. He is not at all OT. (OTT, yes.)
In my teaching, I have employed experimental digital resources including the Social Computing Room at the Renaissance Computing Institute (RenCI) at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. There, my students are currently working on digital conference posters. I will blog on this shortly.
Lastly, I read plays for Origin Theatre Company in New York City. Founded by Irish actor George C. Heslin in 2002, with the assistance of patrons Niall Toibin and Brendan ("Downtown Abbey") Coyle, Origin's mission is to premiere contemporary European plays in New York. In so doing, we have introduced 40+ European writers to American audiences and fostered many enduring transatlantic collaborations. Our work is supported by digital technologies such as Skype, and I would like to find new ways to use electronic communications to enhance our development of European plays and international artistic coteries.