Amanda Wyatt Visconti is co-director of the Scholars' Lab, the UVA Library's community lab for the practice of experimental scholarship in all fields, informed by digital humanities, spatial technologies, making, and cultural heritage thinking. The Scholars' Lab offers mentoring, collaboration, & a safe space for anyone curious about learning to push disciplinary and methodological boundaries through new approaches. We're foremost a space for learning together—about anything—by trying stuff. Think of us as friends and colleagues who can help you teach yourself new ways of approaching your interests. We'd love you to be part of our community! Visit ScholarsLab.org for more information.
Dr. Amanda Wyatt Visconti holds a doctorate in literature from the University of Maryland, where they successful defended a unique digital humanities dissertation that consisted of design, code, research blogging, and community building, rather than written chapters, to explore a space mixing public and scholarly readings of James Joyce’s Ulysses. The dissertation received the university’s 2015 Distinguished Dissertation Award.
They previously worked as a tenure-track assistant professor at the Purdue University Libraries, and before that worked in various roles 2009-2015 at the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH), a digital humanities think tank. They have over a decade of experience in professional digital humanities web development and UX.
They also hold a master’s degree from the University of Michigan School of Information with a focus on digital humanities human-computer interaction.
They created and manages the Digital Humanities Slack, a themed set of chat rooms hosting conversations among over 2,000 digital humanities practitioners; and served on both the MLA Committee for Information Technology and the executive council of the Association for Computers and the Humanities.
They blog about their research at LiteratureGeek.com and you can read more at AmandaVisconti.com.