Catherine Grisé, Acting Academic Director – Catherine’s interests in digital applications of archival research and the use of DH technologies in the classroom have brought her to the Sherman Centre often over the years. She is looking forward to working with the Sherman Centre staff this year, as well as with the students, staff, and faculty who use the space. As well as serving as the Acting Academic Director at the Sherman Centre this year, she is Associate Professor in the Department of English and Cultural Studies and a Leadership in Teaching and Learning Fellow at the MacPherson Institute.
Andrea Zeffiro, Academic Director – With a decade of experience working within interdisciplinary digital research networks in Canada, Andrea is invested in thinking methodologically about, with and through digital technologies. In addition to serving as Academic Director for the Sherman Centre, Andrea is Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Studies and Multimedia. If you have practical or philosophical questions concerning digital scholarship, Andrea would very much like to hear from you.
John Fink, Digital Scholarship Librarian – John’s talents lie in complex and innovative systems administration and project management. He also has an interest in the maker/hacker element in digital scholarship, and is frequently spotted tinkering with esoteric hardware. If you are interested in having the Sherman Centre support your project, John is an excellent first contact.
Gabriela Mircea, Digital Repository Librarian – Gabriela has as her main task the building and maintenance of the complex architecture that ingests and archives our myriad digital collections. What may sound simple is actually a set of complex interrelated tasks that requires a great deal of technical and organizational savvy. Over the years, she has built a thorough and in-depth knowledge of institutional repositories and finds digital preservation a very engaging aspect of the digital environment.
Mica Jorgenson, Post-Doctoral Fellow – Mica uses network and digital text analysis to examine industrial disease in primary resource communities in Australia, Canada, Mexico, South Africa, and the United States. As an environmental historian, she first came to digital scholarship through databases and mapping – her doctoral dissertation examined the way that transnational forces shaped industrialization in the Canadian mining industry in the twentieth century. As part of her teaching and research, Mica engages questions of digital pedagogy, preservation, and philosophy. Here at the Sherman Centre she collaborates with students, staff, and faculty to build the research community and support projects.