John R. Ladd

Visiting Assistant Professor in Data Analytics

Denison University

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I'm a Visiting Assistant Professor in Data Analytics at Denison University, where I teach and research on the use of data across a wide variety of domains, especially in cultural and humanities contexts. Previously, I was a Postdoctoral Fellow in Digital Humanities at Northwestern University, where I worked on EarlyPrint. Before that, I received my PhD in English from Washington University in St. Louis.

I use humanities approaches to data and network analysis to think about the long, interwoven histories of media and technology, especially in early modern literature. My current book project, Network Poetics, traces the history of early modern literary collaboration using social network analysis and argues that shifts in the networks of print production allowed for the emergence of new literary forms. I also work on the history of secret codes and mathematical forms in seventeenth-century literature.

Some Recent Work