Jeffrey Binder is a third-year doctoral student in the English program. He is a nineteenth-century Americanist focusing on intellectual history, print culture, and the history of technology, especially in the relation to the ways in which people read, write, and think about language. His digital work straddles the line between digital methodology and media studies, placing the contemporary techniques of digital humanities in a historical perspective. With Collin Jennings, he developed the Networked Corpus project, which looks at a contemporary method known as topic modeling in comparison with the back-of-the-book indexing practices of the Scottish Enlightenment. A short paper about this project appeared in Literary and Linguistic Computing, and a longer piece is forthcoming. One of his current projects is the Distance Machine, a web-based program for visualizing patterns in a large corpus in relation to a single text. In addition to being a Digital Fellow, Jeffrey teaches literature and composition at Hunter College.