Juniper Johnson is a Ph.D. student in the English Department studying Literature at Northeastern University. They focus on archives, queer and feminist theory, digital humanities, and nineteenth century American history and culture. Their research interests include archives and finding aids as data, writing about the body and sexuality in science and medicine, the history of queer theory, and disability studies.
They are interested in digital projects and pedagogy and have worked in a number of positions at Northeastern including serving as a 2019-2020 Coordinator for the NULab for Texts, Maps, and Networks. In this role, they helped facilitate campus and community events about DH and Computational Social Sciences and was part of the NULab's Digital Integration Teaching Initiative, a team bringing digital proficiencies into classrooms across Northeastern. In addition, they have served as a Metadata Lead for the Early Caribbean Digital Archive and as a Research Assistant for the Word Vector Toolkit for the Women Writers Project.
They are currently a Research Assistant for the Primary Source Cooperative, a collaborative project between Northeastern's Digital Scholarship Group and the Massachusetts Historical Society to create digital scholarly editions. In this role, they help to develop documentation and workflows for XML and semantic data and help coordinate with four editorial teams of scholarly editors. They also serve as a Special Projects Graduate Assistant for the Homosaurus, an international LGBTQ+ linked data vocabulary project.