I am a multilingual information professional, educator, 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 scholarly communication, library publishing, open access, digital humanities, and the varied intersections of libraries and language, from best practices for multilingual collections and services to the role libraries as institutions play in language planning and policy. My thoughts on these and other topics are often shared through my roles 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 reflects many years as an independent scholar in the field of religious studies, for which I hold a prior master’s degree (Nations University, 2013). My work in this area has appeared in CrossCurrents, Implicit Religion, the American Journal of Biblical Theology, the encyclopedia Women in World Religions, and various other outlets and conferences. I am also a former intern with Feminism & Religion and an occasional contributor to the Religious Studies Project. My primary 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 a number of 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.