About me

The quick version:

Jacqueline Wernimont, Ph.D.

Jacqueline Wernimont is an assistant professor in the English department at Arizona State University, where she also serves as founding co-director of the HS Collab, an space for art+ science collaborations on human security. Jacqueline directs ASU’s Nexus Lab and the graduate certificate program in digital humanities. Her current book project, tentatively titled Numbered Lives: A History of the Media of Measure (MIT Fall 2018), traces a 500-year history of technologies that attempt to quantify human life.

In addition to her work at ASU, Wernimont is the co-Director of HASTAC, the Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory. She is also active in FemTechNet.

Assistant Professor
Department of English
Affilate Faculty:
School for Social Transformation
School for Film, Theater, and Dance
School for Future of Innovation in Society
Director, Computational and Digital Humanities Certificate Program
Co-Director, HS Collab
Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics Fellow

jacqueline(dot)wernimont(at)asu(dot)edu | @profwernimont

The more informative narrative version:

I am a founding co-Director of the HS Collab and an assistant professor of English at Arizona State University, where I specialize in literary history, feminist digital media, histories of quantification, and technologies of commemoration. I direct our new Graduate Certificate program in Digital Humanities and am currently a Fellow of the Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics, where I work on new civil rights in digital cultures. I am an active part of the FemTechNet collective. My other affiliations include ASU’s School of Social Transformation, School for the Future of Innovation in Society, School for Film, Theater, and Dance, Synthesis, the Center for Cybersecurity and Digital Identity, the Nexus Lab for Transdisciplinary Informatics and Digital Humanities, and the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies.

I am part of several collaborative projects, each of which has a link in the sidebar. I’m also working on a monograph that traces long histories (21st century to 16th century) of particular technologies like wearable devices, body measurements, and body counts. I took a Ph.D. and M.A. in English Literature from Brown University and a B.A. in English from the University of Iowa, where I also studied Molecular Biology. I cut my digital humanities teeth at the Brown University Women Writers Project, where I began as an encoder and later worked as the project manager and textbase editor. Prior to ASU, I taught at Harvey Mudd College as a fellow and visiting assistant professor and at Scripps College as an Assistant Professor of English.

I can be reached at Jacqueline.Wernimont(at)asu(dot)edu or on twitter @profwernimont.


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