I am the E. Claiborne Robins Professor of Liberal Arts and Professor of Digital Humanities in the Department of Rhetoric and Communications at the University of Richmond. I also direct the Distant Viewing Lab. My research focuses on analyzing, developing, and applying digital and computational methods to the study of 20th and 21st century documentary expression and visual culture. My primary scholarship incorporates theoretical and methodological approaches from American Studies, Media Studies, Public Humanities, and Data Science. I am committed to interdisciplinary, collaborative, open access scholarship. I earned my PhD in American Studies from Yale University.