- Head of Student Programs, Scholars’ Lab
University of Virginia Library, January 2019-present
- Head of Graduate Programs, Scholars’ Lab
University of Virginia Library, May 2017-January 2019
- Mellon Digital Humanities Fellow, Visiting Assistant Professor of English
Washington and Lee University Library, November 2015-May 2017
- Ph.D. in English, University of Virginia, Charlottesville (November 2015)
- M.A. in English, University of Virginia, Charlottesville (2011)
- B.A. (with Distinction), University of Virginia, Charlottesville (2009)
Selected Awards and Grants
- $6000 Grant for AV/VR Documentation, with Arin Bennett and Will Rourke, Parents Fund UVA, 2019
- Raven Fellowship to develop Python web application to analyze sound recordings of poetry, Raven Society, Raven Society, UVA, 2015
- Yalden-Thomson Summer Grant to develop Python web application to analyze sound recordings of poetry, Society of Fellows, UVA, 2015
- Graduate Fellowship in the Digital Humanities, Scholars’ Lab, UVA, 2015-16
- Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award, UVA, 2015
- First Place at UVA’s Huskey Graduate Research Exhibition for presentation on “Hearing Silent Woolf”
- Junior Fellow, Society of Fellows, UVA, 2014-2015
- Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Summer Research Fellowship Award; Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, UVA, 2013
- Praxis Program Fellowship, Scholars’ Lab, UVA, 2012-2013
- Summer Graduate Research and Travel Grant, UVA, annually, 2010-present
Peer Review Publications
- “The Futures of Digital Humanities Pedagogy in a Time of Crisis”, The Digital Futures of Graduate Study in the Humanities (forthcoming).
- “The Three-Speed Problem in Digital Humanities Pedagogy”, Debates in Digital Humanities Pedagogy (forthcoming).
- “Running a Collaborative Research Website and Blog with Jekyll and GitHub,” The Programming Historian (forthcoming).
- “Juxta Commons Revision/Collation Assignment”, under the “Text Analysis” keyword in Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities: Concepts, Models, and Experiments, June 2020.
- “Prism,” under the “Poetry” keyword in Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities: Concepts, Models, and Experiments, June 2020.
- LeBlanc, Z., & Walsh, B. (2019). Workshopping the Workshop: Moving Your Sessions Beyond Buttonology. In #DLFTeach Toolkit: Lesson Plans for Digital Library Instruction (1st ed.). https://doi.org/10.21428/65a6243c.41fb7b06.
- “Frustration is a Feature: Ugly Feelings and the Digital Humanities,” Pedagogy: Critical Approaches to Teaching Literature, Language, Composition, and Culture, vol. 19 no 3, 2019.
- Sichani, Anna-Maria, James Baker, Maria José Afanador Llach, and Brandon Walsh. 2019. “Diversity and Inclusion in Digital Scholarship and Pedagogy: The Case of the Programming Historian”. Insights 32 (1): 16. DOI: http://doi.org/10.1629/uksg.465.
- “The Joycean Record: Listening Patterns and Sound Coteries,” James Joyce Quarterly, vol. 53 no. 3-4, 2018.
- “Editing Audio with Audacity”, The Programming Historian 5 (2016), https://doi.org/10.46430/phen0050. Also translated into Spanish as “Editar audio con Audacity”, traducido por José Antonio Motilla, The Programming Historian en español 1 (2017), https://doi.org/10.46430/phes0007.
- “Crowdsourcing Individual Interpretations: Between Microtasking and Macrotasking,” Brandon Walsh; Claire Maiers; Gwen Nally; Jeremy Boggs; Literary and Linguistic Computing 2014; https://doi.org/10.1093/llc/fqu030.
- “Broken Songs and Machine Noise in Joseph Conrad’s Early Fiction,” Conradiana, vol. 44, no. 2-3, pp. 211-226 (Fall/Winter 2012).
Invited Presentations and Workshops
- Invited talk at Emory Center for Digital Scholarship on “Digital Pedagogy and Opportunities for Hope”, September 2019
- Invited workshop for students at Emory Center for Digital Scholarship on “Getting from Here to There” in DH project development, September 2019
- Invited workshop on teaching statements and digital humanities with Ashley Hosbach, at Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities, June 2019
- Invited talk on graduate studies and digital humanities, Digital Integrative Liberal Arts Center, Georgia Tech, March 2018
- Invited talk, “Text Analysis Pedagogy for Non-Programmers,” University of Pennsylvania WordLab, November 2017
- Invited roundtable, “Praxis Together: Building Digital Humanities Programs in the Library,” with Alyssa Collins, Julia Haines, and Ammon Shepherd; SEFLIN Virtual Conference on “Digital Utopia: Libraries Building Communities of Learning,” September 2017.
- Invited coach and workshop leader, Ohio 5 Student Newspaper Hackathon, College of Wooster, March 2017
- Keynote, “Planning a DH Project When You Feel like an Imposter”, and invited workshop leader, “Introduction to Text Analysis with Twitter”, Undergraduate Network for Research in the Humanities Conference, Lexington, VA, January 2017
- Invited talk, “Project Managing from the Outside In,” opening remarks for Digital Scholarship Retreat, Universiy of Michigan, March 2015
- Invited guest lectures on digital humanities software development and project management with Sarah Storti, presentations entitled “Design Instincts” and “Do you want to build a project?,” Washington & Lee University, April 2014, May 2015
- Invited guest lecture on project management, NINES, and Prism, Joanna Swafford’s DHM 293 course on “Digital Tools: Sherlock Holmes’s London,” SUNY New Paltz, November 2014
- Invited talk, “Praxis, or the Life Unknown,” Coalition for Networked Information workshop on “Digital Scholarship Centers: Trends and Good Practice,” St. Louis, MO, April 2014
- Guest lecture on the role of the Project Manager, Mark Kamrath’s ENG6806 course on “Digital Editing and Databases,” University of Central Florida, November 2013
Selected Conferences and Presentations
- “The Programming Historian and Editorial Process in Digital Publishing,” MLA conference, 2021
- “Building Community and Generosity in the Context of Graduate Education,” in a panel on “Working at the Intersection: Digital Humanities Pedagogy, Social Justice, and Librarianship,” DH Conference, summer 2020 (canceled due COVID-19)
- Forum on “The Open Lab: Digital Scholarship and the Question of Community,” DH Conference, summer 2020 (canceled due to COVID-19)
- “The Life of a (Scholars’) Lab: on Community,” ACH conference, summer 2019
- “Frustration is a Feature,” MLA conference, January 2018
- “Collaborative Writing to Build Digital Humanities Praxis,” DH conference, summer 2017
- “Remixing the Sound Archive: Cut-Up Poetry Records,” Northeast Modern Language Association, Baltimore, MD, March 2017
- “Planning to Share: Open Educational Resources for Small Liberal Arts Colleges,” workshop co-leader with Mackenzie Brooks, Digital Library Federation Small Liberal Arts College Pre-conference, Milwaukee, WI, November 2016
- “Student Writing as Digital Humanities Method,” with Mackenzie Brooks, Bucknell Digital Scholarship Conference, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA, October 2016
- “Reading Speech: Virginia Woolf, Machine Learning, and the Quotation Mark”, HASTAC, Phoeniz, AZ, May 2016
- “The Sound of Modernism Today: Distant Reading Audiobook Culture”, American Comparative Literature Association, Boston, MA, March 2016
- “The Devil in the Recording: Deformative Listening and Poetry,” MLA, Vancouver, British Columbia, January 2015
- “Collation and Writing Pedagogy with Juxta Commons and Google Docs,” MLA, Vancouver, British Columbia, January 2015
- “Joyce, LibriVox, and the Recording Coterie,” “Mass versus Coterie: The Audiobook” panel, MLA, Chicago, IL, January 2014
- “Ulysses: ‘Noise in the Street,’ Sound of the Self,” XIII International James Joyce Symposium, Dublin, Ireland, June 2012
- “The Waste Land’s Onomatopoetics,” The Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900, Louisville, KY, February 2012
- “Curating Coltrane: Kurt Elling’s Vocalese ‘Resolution,’” Southwest Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association Joint Conference, San Antonio, TX, April 2011
Selected Digital Projects and Related Experience
- GitHub Repository
- 2016, Lead Writer: Introduction to Text Analysis: A Coursebook, remixable coursebook on introductory text analysis meant for beginner readers, co-authored with Sarah Horowitz, Washington and Lee University
- 2015-2017, Lead Developer: Huon d’Auvergne, Ruby on Rails TEI edition and implementation of Versioning Machine, Washington and Lee University
- 2015-2017, Developer: Scholar, Ruby on Rails implementation of BibApp for cataloging faculty publications, Washington and Lee University
- 2016-2017, Lead Developer: Shenandoah, Ruby on Rails interface to JSON API for searching a literary journal’s index, Washington and Lee University
- 2013-present, Lead Developer: Prism, Ruby on Rails web application for crowdsourcing textual analysis, created with the Praxis team and the UVa Scholars’ Lab
- 2015-2017, Lead Developer: Hearing Silent Woolf, Python machine learning project on sound in modernist fiction, received graduate fellowship in digital humanities, UVa Scholars’ Lab
- 2013-2015, Project Manager: Networked Infrastructure for Nineteenth-Century Electronic Scholarship (NINES), UVa
- Summer 2017-present, Co-Instructor: Course on “Help! I’m a Humanist! - Humanities Programming with Python,” Humanities Intensive Learning & Teaching, with Ethan Reed
- Summer 2014-2016, Co-Instructor: Course on “Humanities Programming with Ruby on Rails,” Humanities Intensive Learning & Teaching, with Ethan Reed (formerly Wayne Graham)
- Summer 2013, Developer: Little Red Schoolhouse, Drupal site for teaching rhetoric and composition, UVa
- Frameworks: Ruby on Rails, Flask
- Large-scale text analysis: natural language processing, topic modeling, machine learning
- Frontend web design: HTML5, CSS (SCSS, SASS)
- Content management systems: Drupal, WordPress, Omeka
- Version control systems: Git
- Markup systems: RDF, XML, TEI
Teaching (University of Virginia)
- ENGN 5559 Digital Literary Studies
(Co-Instructor with Alison Booth, one section; Spring 2019)
Teaching (Washington and Lee University)
- DH 394/ENGL 394 Hacking the Book
(Instructor, 1 section; Planned but untaught Spring 2017)
- WRIT 100 Writing in the Age of Digital Surveillance
(Instructor, 1 section; Winter 2017)
- HIST 211 Scandal, Crime, and Spectacle in the 19th Century
(Co-Instructor with Sarah Horowitz, 1 section; Fall 2016; course fulfills DH credit)
- Undergraduate Digital Humanities Fellows Program
(Co-Administrator with Mackenzie Brooks, 2 cohorts; Fall 2015-present)
Teaching (University of Virginia as Graduate Student)
- ENWR 1510 Accelerated Academic Writing, “The Musical: Then and Now”
(Instructor, 2 sections; Fall 2012, Spring 2013)
- IHGC 3550 How to Survive an Apocalypse
(Co-Instructor with Elizabeth Fox, 1 section; Spring 2015)
- IHGC 3559 American Youth and Film
(Co-Instructor with Elizabeth Fox, 1 section; Spring 2014)
- ENGL 3820 History of Literature in English II
(Head Teaching Assistant, 1 section; Spring 2014)
- ENGL 3830 History of Literature in English III
(Head Teaching Assistant, 1 section; Fall 2011)
- ENWR 3800 Academic and Professional Writing
(Teaching Assistant, 1 section; Spring 2012)
- ENRN 3210 Shakespeare I
(Teaching Assistant, 2 sections; Fall 2013)
- ENSP 5821 Culture of London: Past and Present
(Study Abroad Program Assistant, Summer 2013-2015)
Professional Service and Affiliations
- ACH Executive Council Member, spring 2020-present
- The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy, fall 2018-present
- Programming Historian, Editorial Board 2017-present
- Digital Humanities Conference, abstract reader, summer 2014-present
- Reviewer for Conradiana; Restoration: Studies in English Literary Culture, 1660-1700; Digital Humanities Quarterly
- Communications chair for Chesapeake DH Consortium, 2019-2020
Local Service (Washington and Lee)
- Digital Humanities Faculty Committee, 2015-2017
- Digital Humanities Action Team, 2015-2017
- Writing Program Faculty Cohort, 2016-2017
Local Service (University of Virginia)
- Conference Organizer Assistant, “Moving People / Linking Lives: An Interdisciplinary Symposium,” 2014-2015.
- Graduate English Students Association: MA representative, 2010-11; Modern and Contemporary Literature Area Representative, 2012-2013; Secretary, 2012-13; President, 2013-14.
- Institute for the Humanities and Global Cultures, Graduate Advisory Board, Spring 2012-present; chair 2013-14.
- UVA Graduate Conference Committee: Chair, Budget subcommittee 2009-2011; Conference Co-Chair with Sophia Gu, 2011-12.