Michelle Levy (January 2015 - Present) is a Professor of English at Simon Fraser University and Co-Director of the Digital Humanities Innovation Lab. She works in the fields of Romantic literary history, print and manuscript culture, and women’s book history.
Kandice Sharren (January 2015 - Present) received her PhD in SFU’s Department of English in 2018. She studies eighteenth- and nineteenth-century British literature, print culture, and digital humanities. Her dissertation, “Readers in the Margins: Text, Paratext, and Reading Audiences in Romantic-era Fiction” explores how, in their experiments with material, commercial, and narrative forms, authors and publishers anticipated savvy readers capable of performing complex interpretive work.
Colette Colligan (April 2020 - Present) is a Professor of English at Simon Fraser University and Co-Director of the Digital Humanities Innovation Lab. She specializes in nineteenth and early twentieth-century literature, print and media culture, the history of pornographic print cultures, and digital humanities. Her expertise has been consulted for the French titles of WPHP.
Melissa J. Homestead (April 2020 - Present) is a Professor of English, Program Faculty of Women’s and Gender Studies, and Director of the Cather Project at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Her expertise has been consulted for the American titles of WPHP.
Kate Ozment (April 2020 - Present) is Assistant Professor of English at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona where she teaches Early Modern anglophone literature, women writers, digital humanities, and book history. Her expertise has been consulted for the Early Modern British titles of WPHP.
Lead Editor, Title Table:
Reese Alexandra Irwin (May 2016 - 2018) has a BA (with a minor in Publishing, 2016) and MA (2018) in English from Simon Fraser University. She was also a graduate student at the University of British Columbia, completing a degree in Library Information Science. Her interests lie in women’s writing, the digital humanities, print and manuscript culture, and the preservation of rare books and archival materials. Her Master’s project, Compiling Sanditon, analyzes the trajectory of Jane Austen’s Sanditon from private, unfinished manuscript to its fragmentary and then complete publication in the early twentieth century. Reese has been responsible for editing children’s literature for the Women’s Print History Project.
Lead Editor, Persons Table:
Emily Elsasser (May 2017 - May 2019) graduated from the English Honours program at SFU in 2018. Emily’s honours paper, “‘Til Duty Makes Passion a Virtue’: Feminine Self-Denial and the Eighteenth-Century Epistolary Novel,” won the 2017 Tom Grieve Honours English Program Award.
Brenna Duperron (January 2016 - December 2016) received her MA from SFU in 2016 and is currently a PhD student at Dalhousie University.
Lead Editor, Firms Table:
Kate Moffatt (January 2016 - Present) received her MA from the Department of English at Simon Fraser University. Her research interests include British Romanticism, women’s authorship, walking and pedestrianism, and print culture.
Front End Developer:
Joey Takeda (April 2020 - Present) is the User Interface Developer for the DHIL. He is completing his MA in English (Science and Technology Research Stream) from the University of British Columbia.
Catherine Winters (Fall 2018 - Summer 2019)
Back End Developer:
Michael Joyce (Summer 2016 - Present) works at the Digital Humanities Innovation Lab and has developed the back in Symfony.
Jenn Ross (Fall 2014 - Fall 2019) was a programmer and technical developer of our MYSQL database and web platform used for data creation, aggregation, normalization, and entry.
Research Assistants (alphabetical by surname):
Aylar Adeh (September 2021 - Present) is a PhD candidate in Education at Simon Fraser University.
Isabelle Burrows (January 2021 - Present) is a fourth year BA student with a major in the Humanities. Her primary research interests are the experiences of European women in intellectual and artistic spaces from the early modern to the modern periods.
Caelen Campbell (September 2020 - Present) completed her BA in Communications at Simon Fraser University, her BEd at the University of British Columbia, and is currently a MA Candidate in the MATE Program in the English Department at Simon Fraser University.
Grace Chen (September 2017 – June 2018) graduated with a major in English and a minor in health sciences from Simon Fraser University in 2018. She is completing a graduate degree in Library Information Science at the University of British Columbia.
Kendal Crawford (January 2017 - June 2017) received her BA from Simon Fraser University in 2017 with a major in English and a minor in Publishing.
Bran Eveland Cron (September 2016 - August 2018) completed their BA in the Department of Linguistics at Simon Fraser University, with a minor in First Nations Studies.
Victoria DeHart (September 2019 - Present) received her BA in Archaeology with a minor in History at Simon Fraser University.
Hanieh Ghaderi (September 2019 - Present) is a Second BA student in the department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women's studies at Simon Fraser University. She completed her BA in Persian Language & Literature at the University of Tehran. Her academic interests center on language and gender with a focus on the ways different languages produce different systems of power, hierarchy, and patriarchy.
Aliya Kazmi (September 2018 - December 2018) was an undergraduate student at Simon Fraser University, majoring in English.
Maja Lampa (January 2018 - May 2019) is a Political Science major at Simon Fraser University.
Amanda Law (January 2020 - Present) is completing her BA (Hons) in English with a Humanities minor at Simon Fraser University. Her research centers on Asian American representation in young adult and popular cultural productions.
Rachel MacPhail (May 2016 - July 2016) received her BA in English from Simon Fraser University in 2016.
Sara Penn (December 2018 - Present) is a Print Culture MA Candidate in Simon Fraser University's Department of English. Her research focuses on the recovery of women’s literary history during Britain's "long" eighteenth century, with a particular interest in the history of the book, digital humanities, and sex work narratives.
Navi Rai (September 2018 - December 2018) is an undergraduate student majoring in Political Science at Simon Fraser University.
Hannah Smith (September 2020 - April 2021) is an undergraduate student majoring in Psychology at Simon Fraser University.
Naomi Stewart (May 2018 - August 2018) received a BA in Education and English Literature from the University of Cambridge in 2015, and was in the MATE program at Simon Fraser University.
Angela Wachowich (May 2021 - Present) is completing her BA (Hons) in English at Simon Fraser University. Her research centres around long eighteenth-century literary historiography, with a particular interest in manuscript culture, women and queer writers, and digital humanities.
Abdul Zahir (January 2016 - May 2016) received his MA in English from Simon Fraser University in 2018.