The Graduate Certificate in Digital Humanities welcomes students across the colleges at NC State University, including from Humanities and Social Sciences, Design and Engineering.


Art Berger

MS in Technical Communication (2017). I'm interested in exploring how TC skills such as structured authoring, usability testing, and information design can be applied to and work with digital and visualization tools. In this way, I see TC as neither hacking nor yacking, but rather backing the needs of DH work--from content strategy to user interface--with well-researched data that informs a project's communication decisions.

Mariana Colin

MA in English, Film concentration. Though my interests have mostly focused on film theory and criticism in the past, I am now interested in seeing how digital visualizations of large amounts of information about pop culture might be able to reveal hidden patterns in studio production and audience reception of mass media. By using new technology to consider a more distanced, macro view to media in addition to classical forms of analysis, I hope to discover more about the stories we tell ourselves, how those stories are received, and what that might mean about culture.

Marie Nicole Coscolluela

MA in Public History (2017). Within digital humanities, I am particularly concerned about making museums more participatory institutions by incorporating interactive platforms and virtual reality in exhibit spaces and improving online visitor engagement through an intentional approach to social media. Using postcolonial theory, I hope to enhance the social justice elements of public history work and explore what it truly means to be a museum in the digital age.

Desiree Dighton

Communications, Rhetoric, and Digital Media PhD program. Broadly, I’m interested in the potentials of digital humanities to serve communities and their interests, from activists' use of social media, visualizations for anti-eviction efforts, or digital tools and rhetoric in the classroom. My dissertation project involves a two-year collection of Twitter data on gentrification and the use of computational tools for content analysis and visualization, with a particular interest in anti-gentrification activism rhetoric.

Jamie Harr

Communications, Rhetoric, and Digital Media PhD program. With a focus on digital medieval studies, my interests involve the intersection of medieval paleography and the digital/rhetorical. I wish to consider the role of the text as object and the way in which it can contribute to a better understanding of its digitized counterpart. In doing so, I hope to create new methods for students of paleography to edit and annotate digitized manuscripts.

Nupoor Jalindre

Masters in Technical Communication (2015). I am interested in combining digital studies with writing for technological uses. My research is on methods of using digital media to reduce complexity in the informational world where content must carry much of the burden of creating a usable experience.

Katie Schinabeck

Public History PhD program.  I am interested in how digital research methods, especially through mapping and networking, can increase historical knowledge. I have a special interest in mapping for my own research on the Loyalist diaspora. As a public historian, I am also interested in using technology to increase audiences' understanding of history through digital interactive tools. 

Sarah Soleim

Public History PhD program. I am interested in spatial history and how digital mapping can enrich my research and change historians’ interactions with with public audiences.

Jimmy Wils

Public History PhD program. I am interested in how visualizing historic spaces, objects, and concepts to allow people to interact more intimately with historical settings. My research delves into the physical memorial landscape of the Early American Republic, especially pertaining to monuments, many of which are gone. With digital methods, we can recreate them and weave their meaning back into larger narratives.