Natalia Ermolaev

Executive Director

2019-2022 Associate Director

2016-2019 Assistant Director

2014-2016 Project Manager

Natalia Ermolaev
  • Ph.D. Slavic Languages and Literatures, Columbia University
  • MLIS, Rutgers University


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As CDH Executive Director, Natalia Ermolaev works with the Faculty Director to shape the vision for CDH programs and scholarly initiatives, and is responsible for overseeing Center staffing and personnel, budget, operations, intellectual community, and slate of projects, programming and grants. Along with the Faculty Director and Executive Committee, Natalia helps build and sustain campus, national, and international partnerships to advance the Center’s goals and strategic plan. Natalia has been with the CDH since it started in 2014.

Natalia’s scholarly background is in Slavic languages and literatures, and her research interests include Russian émigré writing, Russian religious thought, periodical studies, digital libraries and archives. She is active in promoting digital humanities in the Slavic Studies field, especially through Princeton’s Slavic Digital Humanities Working Group.

Natalia is co-PI (with Andy Janco) of New Languages for NLP: Building Linguistic Diversity in the Digital Humanities, an initiative funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and collaboration with DARIAH-EU. She co-directs (with Thomas Keenan) the Pages of Early Soviet Performance project, helps facilitate the Machine Learning + Humanities Working Group, and advises the Indigenous Studies Digital Humanities Working Group.

Natalia has extensive experience managing digital humanities projects, and offers consultations on project design and strategy, project management, and grant writing. Along with Rebecca Munson and Meredith Martin, Natalia is author of “Graduate Students and Project Management: A Humanities Perspective,” to be published in The Digital Futures of Graduate Study in the Humanities. Debates in the Digital Humanities Series (forthcoming).

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April 29 is Day of DH!

Join us at 2 pm EDT on April 29 for a Zoom hangout, co-hosted by CDH and our friends at Haverford, Rutgers, and Swarthmore, to recognize Day of DH, an international celebration of the work digital humanists do.