I am a multilingual information professional, editor, and writer with nearly ten years’ experience facilitating learning, research, and publishing in diverse settings. I presently work as a library technician while completing my Master of Library and Information Science degree (University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, expected 2019) with a concentration in information technology. My interests include library publishing, documentary and critical editing, open access, scholarly communication, digital typography, and the role of libraries and digital humanities in language planning and policy. My thoughts on these and other topics are often shared as a contributing blogger for hls and the LITA Blog, as well as an occasional editor-at-large for dh+lib.
My membership in the American Theological Library Association (ATLA) reflects many years as an independent scholar in the field of religious studies (MRS, Nations University, 2013), sharing my work in the pages of CrossCurrents, Implicit Religion, the American Journal of Biblical Theology, the encyclopedia Women in World Religions, and through various other outlets and conferences. I currently serve as an intern for ATLA’s Open Access Publishing Program, supporting online publication of OA journals and monographs in both editorial and technical capacities. I am also a former intern with Feminism & Religion and an occasional contributor to the Religious Studies Project. My own theological research interests lie in the history and culture of Marian devotion in the British Isles, as well as the rôle of religious institutions in forming librarianship as a profession in mediæval and modern times.
Alongside work in libraries and in the classroom, I supported myself for many years as a freelance translator and academic editor, in addition to holding roles on the staffs of several publications, including the Alaska Quarterly Review and Kannenbright: Concordia University’s Undergraduate Journal of Theological Studies. My original poems, plays, essays, and short stories in six languages have appeared in journals and magazines all over the world.
You can learn more about my work on these pages but, if you are in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota, do let me know. I always have time to grab a cup of coffee with a poète maudit, a samideano, or anyone else who still believes, even in our dangerous times, that a little knowledge can be the beginning of a beautiful thing.