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Administration and Staff


Faculty Director: Lynn Ramey, Professor of French 

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Lynn Ramey is Professor of French and Faculty Director of the Center for Digital Humanities. Her research focus is the global Middle Ages, and her projects include a digital scholarly edition of Jean Bodel’s “Les congés” as well as immersive environments to learn medieval French and explore storytelling mechanics in VR. For more, please see her Vanderbilt website.




Executive Director: Madeleine Casad

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As the Executive Director of Vanderbilt University’s Center for Digital Humanities, Madeleine Casad plays a leading role in developing educational programs and support infrastructure for new digital projects. Since 2016, she has coordinated digital humanities efforts between the five campuses of the Mellon Partners in Humanities Education consortium. She teaches in Vanderbilt’s Department of Cinema and Media Arts, and is affiliated faculty of the Comparative Media Analysis and Practice joint-PhD program (CMAP).

Casad holds a PhD in Comparative Literature from Cornell University. Prior to coming to Vanderbilt, she was Associate Curator of the Rose Goldsen Archive of New Media Art, where she managed outreach, education, and preservation initiatives for a media art collection that spans six decades of global history and a complex variety of electronic media formats. Her current research interests involve race, gender, and technology, postcolonial digital humanities, and digital archives.


Faculty Advisory Committee

Robert Barsky, Professor of French, English, Jewish Studies, and Law

Brandon Byrd, Assistant Professor of History

Joy Calico, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Musicology

Daniel Genkins, Mellon Assistant Professor of History and Digital Humanities

Mark Schoenfield, Professor of English

Student Workers

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Chanda Deenadayalan is a Senior Double Majoring in Biology and Classical Studies in the School of Arts and Sciences. She’s interested in exploring the intersection of History and Medicine, especially in the Ancient World, and in her free time enjoys Wikipedia wormholes, writing, and playing the guitar.

Person with glasses smilingDevin Dubon is a sophomore at Vanderbilt majoring in History and English with a minor in Business. His current research is on early modern European history and writings, particularly 16th-century European military history. In his free time, he tutors elementary school students in his hometown of Miami and spends his time researching and rock climbing.