Mary Catherine Kinniburgh

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Mary Catherine Kinniburgh

English Program

Mary Catherine Kinniburgh is a former Digital Fellow, who received her PhD in English from The Graduate Center, CUNY, in 2019. Her dissertation focuses on libraries collected by twentieth-century poets, and how these collections offer a poet’s perspective on the postmodern and data-oriented question of “information overload.” More broadly, her research focuses on book history, materiality, and the digital humanities.

As a Digital Fellow, she built out the GC Maker Space with colleagues, including a project titled “Digital Alchemy” that received a Provost’s Grant for Digital Innovation, as well as teaching Arduino 101 at NYC DH Week. She also served as an editor for Lost and Found: The CUNY Poetics Document Initiative at the Center for the Humanities, and founded a collaborative research seminar with The New York Public Library and the GC Library as part of GC Digital Initiatives (published in JITP).

Prior roles include work as Digital Fellow at Columbia University Libraries in the Digital Social Sciences Center during the completion of her M.A. in the Department of English and Comparative Literature, where she completed a geospatial and networked map of place names in the medieval Icelandic outlaw sagas (published in Digital Medievalist) and taught workshops on TEI for library applications. She is a former contributor to Archipedia at the University of Virginia, where she received her B.A. as a Jefferson Scholar.

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