Lisa works with technology and text.
She is a doctoral candidate, developer, and educator.
Completing her PhD at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, Lisa focuses on the Digital Humanities and the Renaissance period. Her research in Comparative Literature explores issues of language, authority, transmission, and reception, with a concentration on textual interaction between Italian and English texts. She employs natural language processing techniques to parse and analyze text alongside network visualization to study reception. Working primarily with poetry, letters, hagiography, mysticism, and the dialogue, she has presented academic papers at national and international conferences.
As the Web Developer Fellow of the Futures Initiative and HASTAC@CUNY, Lisa supports the work of two innovative groups that aim to facilitate new methods for thinking, learning, collaboration, and engagement within education. She is also a Mellon Dissertation Fellow with the Comittee for the Study of Religion, a manuscript editor for scholarly books, and Managing Editor of the Pirandello Society of America’s annual journal.
Lisa has taught Computer Science and Information Systems at the undergraduate level, and holds an MSc from the University of London. Her thesis explored educational gaming and provided a research context for a Java-based prototype of a multi-platform educational game she developed based on a BBC Radio program. With an emphasis on student-centered learning and technology in the classroom, Lisa has previously taught Foreign Language and has served as a Writing Fellow for a Writing Across the Curriculum program within CUNY.
Lisa also has a background in the visual arts and her work has focused on traditional and historical methods of photography, including the color darkroom and daguerreotypy. Her artwork has shown in several galleries and museums, including the Museum of the City of New York.
At Classy-Tech, she blogs about the intersections of technology, education, and the humanities. She likes the command line and keeps a map of Manhattan’s alternate side of the street parking rules in her head.