Project Team

Site Co-Director: Kate Adams is Associate Professor of English at Tulane University, where she holds the Kimmerling Chair in Women’s Literature. She co-edits Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers, and has served as guest editor for special issues of Legacy (with Sandra Zagarell and Caroline Gebhard, 2016) and Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature (2009) that focus on intersections of race and gender in women’s writing. She is author of Owning Up: Privacy, Property, and Belonging in US Women’s Life Writing (Oxford 2009). Her essays about early US literature and culture have appeared in numerous edited collections and journals including American Literary History, J19, Arizona Quarterly, Hypatia, and ESQ.

Site Co-Director: Jacquelyne Thoni Howard, as the Administrative Assistant Professor of Technology and Women’s History, directs several student programs within the Technology and Digital Humanities Lab and manages the technology initiatives for Newcomb Institute of Tulane University. Her teaching and research interests include examining topics about gender and race using interdisciplinary frameworks such as technology studies, digital humanities and media, colonialism and decolonization, family studies, and U.S. History. Using digital and quantitative methods with historical approaches, her current manuscript project examines the family experiences of African, Indian, European, and mixed-heritage women living in the Lower French Louisiana Borderlands from 1700-1766.

Site Consultant: Susan Tucker is an archival consultant specializing in the manuscripts and private records of families. Between 1985 and 2015, she oversaw the Newcomb Archives and the Vorhoff Library at Tulane University. There she was best known for work on the papers of Newcomb Pottery, scrapbooks, and oral history projects. Among her publications are Telling Memories Among Southern WomenThe Scrapbook in American Culture (with Katherine Ott and Patrician Buckler) and City of Remembering (University Press of Mississippi, 2017). She was awarded the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities Lifetime Achievement Award in 2017.

Data Content Development:

Kate Adams

Susan Tucker

Miki Pfeffer

Digital Site and Database Development:

Jacquelyne Thoni Howard

Jaelle Scheuerman

Digital Research Interns:

Ananya AnandHelena WangDanielle WalderHannah Bartels
Claire RamsayChloe UhlsWinna XiaIsabelle Haines
Meghan NagiaZoe ObolerIsabella BlairRhea Majumdar
Ifeoma OsakweCatherine HuKristen OsborneMadeline Nellis
Evan HendricksonJohn Caswell Ellis (Collat Media Lab)Aaliyah RandallTess Kleanthous
Sam DeMarinisSiyang HuAdelaide JasicaEmily O’Connell
Lucien MensahRachel TaborMarisa Long Wendy Yang

Newcomb Institute of Tulane University funded the internships of the Collat Digital Media Interns and Digital Research Interns.