Emily is the Director of the Digital Scholarship Lab at University of Rochester’s River Campus Libraries. Prior to joining UofR, Emily was the Assistant Director of Digital Pedagogy and Scholarship at Bucknell University and a Faculty Teaching Associate in the English Department. She joined Bucknell in summer of 2014 as a CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow in Digital Scholarship. Emily has chaired the Bucknell Digital Scholarship Conference since its inception in 2014, served on eight search committees (twice as chair and six times as diversity advocate), administers Library & Information Technology’s $700,000 Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Grant focused on increasing Digital Scholarship efforts on campus, facilitates workshops on digital pedagogy, collaborates on an average of 10 courses per semester, presents at national and international conferences, serves on the University Committee on Assessment, and participates in the University’s working group on Accessibility.
Emily holds a doctorate in English from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, a masters in Shakespearean Studies from King’s College London, and a bachelors in Dramatic Literature, Theatre, and Playwriting, from the CUNY Baccalaureate Program.
While at CUNY, Emily worked as a Project Assistant for JustPublics@365 (a joint initiative between the Graduate Center and the Ford Foundation), a Senior Instructional Technology Fellow at Macaulay Honors College, and a Graduate Teaching Assistant at Hunter College. Emily has taught composition, introduction to literature, early British literature survey, and a number of undergraduate and graduate courses on Shakespeare.
Currently, she is working on two book projects. The first, co-edited with Cristina Alfar, is an edition of the correspondence of Elizabeth Bourne and her petition to the Privy Council for a divorce from her husband. The second, Precarious Wife: Narratives of Marital Instability in Medieval and Early Modern Literature, underlines the precariousness of the category of wife–particularly for those who embody characteristics of the good wife–in order to show that this supposedly natural step in the life-cycle of medieval and early modern women may well have been less of a norm and more of an ideal. Her dissertation, “Precarious Wife,” was awarded the English Program Prize for Distinguished Work in Feminist Studies.
Emily is an avid runner, completing two New York City marathons and eighteen half-marathons. In 2013, she participated in the 198 mile Hood to Coast Relay in her home state, Oregon. In 2016, she finished her first Half-Ironman triathlon, Vineman, in Sonoma, California. You can reach her via email or on Twitter @emilygwynne.