About the Authors
Sinead Coleman finished her Bachelors degree at California State University, Northridge and is now a second year MA candidate preparing to graduate in Spring 2014. Her interests are varied but she finds British Romanticism and Renaissance Literature to be among her favorite. For the Hannah More Project she was head of the Text Visualization Committee, using several tools, such as Lexos and Stylo in R to create different visualizations of the tracts.
Melissa is a third-year graduate student and Teaching Associate at California State University, Northridge. On this project, she headed the website development team and assisted with topic modeling and creating visualizations. Her academic interests include feminist theory, young adult literature, science fiction, medieval literature, and the digital humanities.
Mary is a third-year graduate student in English with an emphasis in Rhetoric and Composition at Cal State Northridge. She is the head of the Research Committee for this project, which entailed finding and organizing the biographical information about Hannah More as well as information about The Cheap Repository Tracts.
Stephanie Harper is a graduate student in English at California State University, Northridge. Her research interests include digital humanities and the long eighteenth-century. She is especially interested in the digitization of literature written by early British women writers. As co-project manager of the Hannah More Project, she led the research and analytical development of the project.
Lizette is currently an English Literature graduate student at California State University, Northridge studying the long eighteenth century and Victorian children's literature. For the Hannah More Project, she was responsible for working on creating word clouds and dendrograms, scrubbing texts, and attempting to find author attributions using Stylo in R.
Nazanin (Naz) Keynejad is currently a graduate student at California State University, Northridge, working on her Master’s degree in English literature. Her focus is the long eighteenth-century, with emphasis on female authors and feminist theory. As the co-project manager for the Hannah More Project, she organized administrative details, transcribed tracts, and worked on various tasks with other group members to ensure project deadlines were met.
Lida Perez received her BA in English Literature from California Sate University, Northridge where she is currently working on her MA in English Rhetoric and Composition. Her experience in the Teaching Associates Program has enhanced her research in rhetoric, literacy, and second language writing. For the Hannah More Project, she worked with the scrubbing and the Lexos committees, which focused on creating visualization and analysis tools for investigating similar patterns between the tracts.
Jason Sirkin received his BA from Cal State Channel Islands in 2012 and is currently pursuing his Masters degree in English Creative Writing at California State University Northridge. For the Hannah More Project he was part of the research committee and assisted with providing background material for Hannah More and the Cheap Repository Tracts.
Lily received her BA in English Literature from UC Irvine and is currently working on her MA in English Literature at CSU Northridge. Her research is especially focused on the interrelationship between technology and literature, particularly on the cultural and technological ramifications of the genre on the world of current and future science. For the Hannah More Project, she helped with the website, managed the Topic Modeling Committee which focused on mining the texts for word clusters for the purpose of discovering similarities or common themes between the tracts.
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