Team


Claire Battershill

Claire is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Information and the Department of English at the University of Toronto and the 2017 SSHRC Impact Award winner in the Talent category. Previously she held a SSHRC postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Reading, where she worked on materials from the Archive of Publishing and Printing. Her academic monograph, Modernist Lives: Biography and Autobiography at the Hogarth Press was published by Bloomsbury in 2018. She has also published a collection of short stories, Circus (McClelland & Stewart 2014) and has co-authored (with Shawna Ross) an introductory guide to DH teaching methods, Using Digital Humanities in the Classroom: A Practical Introduction for Teachers, Lecturers, and Students (Bloomsbury 2017).


Elizabeth Willson Gordon

Elizabeth Willson Gordon is Associate Professor of English at King’s University and Canada Research Chair in Modern Literature and Print Culture. She is currently the PI for the SSHRC Insight Grant and is at work on the monograph Publishing, Branding, and Selling an Icon: the Cultural Impact of the Hogarth Press 1917-2017. She is author of Woolf’s-head Publishing: the Highlights and New Lights of the Hogarth Press (UAL 2009). Her bibliographic experience includes a Modern Language Association International Bibliography Fellowship as well as publications and exhibits based on the Hogarth Press and Black Sparrow Press archives.


Helen Southworth

Helen Southworth is Professor of Literature at the Clark Honors College at the University of Oregon.  Her work spans a variety of topics including modernism, print culture, magazines, Virginia Woolf and biography. She edited Leonard and Virginia Woolf, The Hogarth Press and the Networks of Modernism (Edinburgh UP 2010). She is also author of The Intersecting Realities and Fictions of Virginia Woolf and Colette (Ohio State UP 2004) and numerous articles and book chapters, and editor of Woolf and the Art of Exploration (Clemson UP 2006).  Helen's Fresca: A Life in the Making, the story of her quest to reconstruct the life of Hogarth Press author Francesca Allinson was published by Sussex Academic Press in 2017.  When not at her desk, Helen is on her bike or on a trail with her dog, Chuy.


Alice Staveley

Alice Staveley is Senior Lecturer and Director of Honors in English, Stanford University. She is at work on a book project, Modernism in the Making: Virginia Woolf and the Hogarth Press.  She has published book and journal articles on a wide range of topics in Woolf studies: Woolf's short fictional feminist narratology; her European reception; the Three Guineas photographs; bibliographic parturition in Orlando; the lost history of Hogarth Press Manager, Norah Nicholls; and intergenerational archival feminisms.  She oversees a cohort of undergraduate RAs at the Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis (CESTA) transcribing historical and quantitative data on the sales records of the Hogarth Press.  In 2017, she received the Dean's Award for Distinguished Teaching and in 2018 became Director of the Digital Humanities Minor.  In 2020-21, she is on sabbtatical as an Internal Faculty Fellow at the Stanford Humanities Center.  


Matthew Hannah

Matthew Hannah is Assistant Professor of Digital Humanities at Purdue School of Information Studies. He earned his PhD from the University of Oregon, focusing on Anglo-American modernism, twentieth-century literature, and digital humanities. His current book project, Networks of Modernism: Toward a Theory of Cultural Production, analyzes modernism as the product of diffuse transatlantic interactions among writers, philosophers, hostesses, and painters. His analysis elucidates a theory of modernist cultural production based in multiplicity and collaboration, and he uses interdisciplinary tools from relational sociology, cultural studies, network theory, and digital humanities to support the project. He has published articles in Journal of Modern Literature and Journal of Modern Periodical Studies and has collaborated on a digital versioning edition of Virginia Woolf’s “Mark on the Wall” published by Scholarly Editing.


Michael Widner

Michael Widner, now Vice President of Software Development for a Dallas startup, worked for the Stanford University Libraries as the Academic Technology Specialist for the Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages. His role was to work with faculty and their research assistants as a consultant, collaborator, and innovator in digital humanities and instructional technology projects. He has a Ph.D. in English from the University of Texas at Austin, where he studied medieval English and French literature. He skateboards, but not well.

Profile of Nicola
Nicola Wilson

Nicola Wilson is Associate Professor in Book and Publishing Studies and co-director of the Centre for Book Cultures and Publishing at the University of Reading. She specializes in twentieth-century print culture and literary history, theories of the archive, working-class writing, and histories of reading. Her research on the Hogarth Press and book distribution has been published in English Literary History (2012), The Oxford History of the Novel in English, volume 4 (OUP, 2013), and New Directions in the History of the Novel (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014). She is currently working on a British Academy-funded project on the British Book Society Ltd (1929-60), which draws on the Archives of British Publishing and Printing held at the University of Reading.

Research Fellows

Helena Clarkson

Helena Clarkson is a recently qualified archivist with an MA in archives and records management from University College London. Her current interests lie in digital curation including the current challenges and  positive opportunities facing digital archives. She was drawn to the participatory and collaborative nature of the MAPP project and the building of an open access critical archive. Her role will involve digitising and the adding of content and metadata to the MAPP site. In her free time she enjoys illustrating, browsing second-hand bookshops and voice lessons.


Charlotte Nunes

Charlotte Nunes is co-Director of Digital Scholarship Services in the Skillman Library at Lafayette College in Easton, PA. Prior to this position, she held a Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR)/Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Digital Scholarship at Southwestern University. She received her Ph.D. in English from the University of Texas at Austin in 2013. Her research interests include modernism, colonialism, and 20th-century transnational print and periodical cultures. Her essay co-authored with Snehal Shingavi, “Bloomsbury Conversations That Didn’t Happen: Indian Writing Between British Modernism and Anti-Colonialism,” is forthcoming in the volume British Literature in Transition, 1920-1940 (Cambridge University Press). Charlotte’s research contribution to MAPP was supported by a Harry Ransom Center Research Fellowship during June 2015.

Project Manager 

Anna Mukamal
Anna Mukamal

Anna Mukamal is a PhD candidate in the Stanford University Department of English and served as MAPP’s Project Manager from 2017-19. She works on modern and contemporary literature with a specialty in British-American modernism. As an undergraduate at Duke University, Anna’s honors thesis analyzed the rhetorical embodiment of anxiety in the early poetry of T. S. Eliot. Her dissertation traces how what she calls “therapeutic encounters” condition the creation of literature, and how literature in turn creates the conditions of a therapeutic encounter with readers. She is currently teaching a course showing how landmark literary texts from midcentury to present—from Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye (1970) to Elizabeth Wurtzel’s Prozac Nation (1994) to Ottessa Moshfegh’s My Year of Rest and Relaxation (2018)—simultaneously reflect and shape cultural constructions of mental health. Anna collaborates with the Stanford Literary Lab and advises both critical and interdisciplinary Honors Theses through the English Department and the Honors in the Arts Program. She received the 2018 Andrew Smith Memorial Essay Prize, the 2019 Centennial Teaching Assistant Award, and the 2020-21 G. J. Pigott Scholars Program Award. A bookshop enthusiast, Anna is also a violinist and long-distance runner.

Research Assistants

The King's University, Edmonton

Bronwyn Miles

Jace Cartwright

Erica Kath

Sara Barnard

Tyler Johansson

Aubrey Poulin

Brixton Sandhals

Rynnelle Wiebe

Jacqueline den Haan

Kate de Groot

Reading University

Eleanor Brimelow

James Lawes

Sophie Lord 

Sophie McKenna

Samantha Morrish

Chloe Rendall

Andisha Sabri

Amy Smith

Sophie Thomas

Simon Fraser University

Kandice Sharren

Reese Irwin

Holly Vestad

Stanford University

Victoria Ding

Emily Elott

Ekalan Hou

Khuyen Nha Le

Peter Morgan

Rukma Sen

Nora Tjossem

Cherie Xu

University of Oregon

Sam Rodgers