Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis, Stanford University

Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis, Stanford University


The Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis (CESTA) is comprised of the Spatial History Project, Humanities + Design, and the Literary Lab. This interdisciplinary collective of labs operates independently of any one particular home department, and is organizationally housed within the Dean of Research at Stanford University.

CESTA labs pursue research which utilize data and information visualization that span a variety of methodologies, disciplines, and departments, often collaborating with diverse team members from within the Stanford community, but also externally through national and international collaborations. Please see the individual lab links on the main CESTA page to find more information and details about each lab’s members and projects.

CESTA is located on the fourth floor of Wallenberg Hall (Building 160), on the Stanford Campus.

Some of the key CESTA core members include:

Zephyr Frank, CESTA Director
Matt Bryant, CESTA Administrator
Erik Steiner, Creative Director, Spatial History Project
Richard White, Investigator, Spatial History Project
Nicole Coleman, Co-investigator, Humanities + Design
Dan Edelstein, Investigator, Humanities + Design
Ryan Heuser, Co-investigator, Literary Lab
Franco Moretti, Investigator, Literary Lab

Affiliated HASTAC Members

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