We’re pleased to announce that Rebecca Munson, formerly Project and Education Coordinator at the Center for Digital Humanities (CDH), has been appointed Assistant Director for Interdisciplinary Education.
Rebecca’s new role at the CDH both builds on her past work with Princeton graduate students and draws from her expertise in project management. As Assistant Director, Rebecca will oversee the CDH’s educational initiatives, particularly at the graduate level, identifying key opportunities for Princeton graduate students to integrate digital humanities methods into their work and to develop core competencies in working with humanities objects as data. In addition, Rebecca will coordinate the implementation of our internal projects and research partnerships with faculty, overseeing and troubleshooting workflows as well as mentoring graduate student project managers.
“This is a long-overdue promotion that recognizes Rebecca’s impact on two of the CDH's core activities: our graduate program and our research collaborations,” said CDH Associate Director Natalia Ermolaev. “There are few people who combine Rebecca's high level of intellectual rigor, organizational talent and deep commitment to students and colleagues. The campus community will greatly benefit from the new initiatives Rebecca will launch in this new role.”
In her new position, Rebecca, whose research focuses on British early modern drama, book history, and digital methods, will also continue to maintain an active profile as a scholar of digital humanities. Not only will she develop her own projects, including her Common Readers initiative, and publish and present her research at DH conferences; she will also work alongside collaborators at Princeton and beyond to raise the CDH’s research profile around the world.
“It’s so exciting to be officially working on initiatives that I’ve had a deep interest in for a long time,” she said. “The structures of higher education are changing rapidly and how we approach graduate education must change with them. I’m looking forward to playing an active role in this process, as well as to continuing to work with our faculty partners and to think strategically about the role of DH in the Princeton curriculum.”
Rebecca joined the CDH in 2016 after holding postdoctoral fellowships at UCLA, where she was a Fellow in the History of Material Texts, and Emory University, where she was a member of the Fox Center of Humanistic Inquiry. She earned her Ph.D. in English from the University of California, Berkeley.
We are so excited for the possibilities this new role brings for Rebecca and for the CDH!
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