In a most challenging summer for students seeking internships, we are happy to welcome (remotely) a large group of undergraduates to the Center for Digital Humanities. These ten new team members join Undergraduate Assistant Ara Eagan, who has worked with us since last academic year, and Trina Swanson '20, whose position as research associate at Ida B. Wells Just Data Lab is sponsored by CDH. Here’s a look at our new interns and what they’ve been working on!
Humanities Computing Curriculum Committee Intern
Grace Stemple '21
Major: English, with a Certificate in Applications in Computing
Working remotely from: Queens, NY
My CDH summer goal is...: to simply learn more about Digital Humanities. The field has opened up my eyes to how I can bridge my interests in Computer Science and literature in my own research.
My non-CDH summer goal is...: to spend quality time with my family and appreciate this opportunity to be working and be home with them.
Tejas Gupta '24
Major: Computer Science (B.S.E.) (anticipated)
Working remotely from: Short Hills, NJ
My CDH summer goal is…: to learn about how government and business intersect to either aid marginalized communities or worsen the digital divide.
My non-CDH summer goal is…: to become a better creative writer and blogger ( tejasgupta.com ).
Princeton Prosody Archive Interns
Margaret King '22 (social media research intern)
Major: English, with Certificates in Spanish and Dance
Working remotely from: Baltimore, MD
My CDH summer goal is...: to learn better practices for formulating and investigating an independent research project, as this is my first foray into extended research.
My non-CDH summer goal is...: to experiment with painting!
Andrew Bryan Louis Tye '21
Working remotely from: Temple, TX
My CDH summer goal is...: My research with the Princeton Prosody Archive is oriented toward constructing a deconstructive history of "prosody" in Enlightenment-era thinking using metadata on the book-form.
My non-CDH summer goal is: to read all of Shakespeare's drama this summer—a mountainous but fruitful task.
Shakespeare and Company Project Interns
Paige Allen '21
Major: English, with Certificates in Creative Writing, Humanistic Studies, Music Theater, and Theater
Working remotely from: Mountain Top, PA
My CDH summer goal is...: to write a feature about the artist, writer, and designer Eyre de Lanux and how Shakespeare and Company shaped her life during the early 1920s. I hope to increase my comfortability with navigating archives digitally and writing pieces which combine historical research, literary criticism, and creative nonfiction.
My non-CDH summer goal is...: to plan and begin my creative writing thesis, a collection of short stories exploring Gothicism, monstrosity, "deviance," and identity.
Violet Gautreau '22
Major: English, with Certificates in Theater, Music Theater, and American Studies
Working remotely from: Chappaqua, NY
My CDH summer goal is...: to perform independent research that tracks popular plays in the Shakespeare and Company lending library that have been largely forgotten in the modern dramatic literature canon.
My non-CDH summer goal is...: My non-CDH goals are to spend time with my family, learn some new recipes, and work on some independent theatre and music projects.
Alex Gjaja '23
Major: English (expected)
Working remotely from: Chicago, IL
My CDH summer goal is...: to continue to develop my skills as a researcher and become even savvier at gathering information. Trying to locate rare periodicals and other documents that aren't online under pandemic conditions is certainly helping with this goal!
My non-CDH summer goal is...: to perfect some gluten-free dessert recipes.
Isaac Hart '22
Class of: 2022
Major: English, with Certificate in Applications in Computing
Working remotely from: New Jersey
My CDH summer goal is…: to make an interactive map of the Montparnasse neighborhood and its many artists and writers during the 1920s.
My non-CDH summer goal is…: to work on becoming a level 4 tennis player.
Elizabeth Macksey '21
Working remotely from: Baltimore, MD
My CDH summer goal is...: to learn more about Shakespeare and Company and the Lost Generation so that I can create interesting materials to introduce high schoolers to this period.
My non-CDH summer goal is...: to train to run a half-marathon!
Sally Root '22
Major: English, with Certificates in Theater and Music Theater
Working remotely from: Indianapolis, IN
My CDH summer goal is...: to learn about erasure and absences in data projects.
My non-CDH summer goal is: to run a 5K!
Thanks to the Department of English and the John H. Pace Jr. ’39 Center for Civic Engagement (Princeton RISE grant) for their support of our summer internships. Responses were lightly edited for stylistic consistency.