Curriculum Vitae

PDF, Updated November 2015: Curriculum Vitae Hopwood
Education | Dissertation | Research Areas | Fellowships | Publications | Presentations | Invited Talks | Professional Development and Workshops | Teaching Experience | Editorial Work | Organizational Work | Professional Service


Northeastern University | Department of English
360 Huntington Ave Boston MA 02115 |


Northeastern University, Boston, MA

PhD, English Literature. Expected May 2016

Salem State University, Salem, MA

MA, summa cum laude, English Literature. 2008

Connecticut College, New London, CT

BA, English. 2002



 “Eating the Atlantic: Nineteenth Century U.S. and Caribbean Literature and the Gastroaesthetic”

Director: Elizabeth Maddock Dillon



Nineteenth-century transatlantic, American, Caribbean literature, food studies, Digital Humanities



HASTAC Scholar, 2012

Digital Humanities Research Fellow, NULab for Texts, Maps, and Networks, 2013-2014



“Kaleidoscopic Pedagogy: The Idea of a C19 Classroom Laboratory,” with Ryan Cordell and Benjamin J. Doyle. D19: Digital Pedagogies and Nineteenth Century American Literatures, eds. Jennifer Travis and Jessica DeSpain. University of Michigan Press, in peer-to-peer review.
“Discoverability and the Problems of Access: Thoughts on Responsive Digital Research Interfacing.” In production with American Periodicals.

“Obeah and the Early Caribbean Digital Archive,” with Elizabeth Maddock Dillon, Benjamin J. Doyle, and Nicole N. Aljoe. Atlantic Studies 12:2, June 2015.

“Beyond Sweetness: New Histories of Sugar in the Early Atlantic World. Early American Literature 49 (2014): 611-615.

Conference Review

“Beyond Sweetness: New Histories of Sugar in the Early Atlantic World. Early American Literature 49 (2014): 611-615.

Digital Projects

The Early Caribbean Digital Archive, Project Manager: 2013-present

Our Marathon: The Boston Bombing Digital Archive, core founding team: Research Assistant, Community Outreach Lead, 2013

Knowledge Organization and Data Modeling in the Humanities, Research Assistant Women Writers’ Project, 2013



 Conference Papers

“Early Caribbean Digital Archive” Project Showcase at the Digital Antiquarian, American Antiquarian Society. Worcester, MA, May 2015.

“Working with the Early Caribbean Digital Archive.” Caribbean Studies Association, New Orleans, LA, May 2015

“Digital Approaches to American Periodicals” (roundtable). American Literature Association, Boston, MA, May 2015

“Collaborative Knowledge Building with the Early Caribbean Digital Archive: Remixing the Digital Archive” poster session, Digital Humanities 2014, Université de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland, July 2014

“Fork the Digital Archive! Building the Digital-Text Analytics Scholars Lab.” Digital Humanities Summer Institute Colloquium series. University of Victoria, Canada, June 2014

“‘Preserved for Better Things’”: Caribbean Salt Roots and Commodity Communities in The History of Mary Prince.” Atlantic World Foodways, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, January 2014

“Building the Early Caribbean Digital Archive.” American Literature Association, Boston, MA, May 2013

“Eating the Atlantic in Nineteenth-Century Literature.” College English Association, Savannah, GA, April 2013

“The Empire’s Stomachache: The Bitter/Sweet Inheritance of Colonialism in Cereus Blooms at Night.” Northeast Modern Language Association, Boston, MA, March 2013

“Tea for Two and Turkey for None: Kitchen Intimacy in Jhumpa Lahiri’s ‘Hell-Heaven.’ Northeast Modern Language Association, Rochester, NY, March 2012

“Innumberable Men in José Saramago’s The Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis.” Northeastern English Graduate Student Association Conference, March 2010

“Spaghetti, Tofu, and Dunkin Donuts: The Gastronomic Narrative of The Wind-up Bird Chronicle,” Popular Culture and American Culture Association, New Orleans, LA, April 2009

“Catharine Maria Sedgwick’s Burgeoning Genre: A Sketch of a Sketch,” American Literature Association, San Francisco, May 2008

“Sensory Imagery in The Nonexistent Knight: Inside Agilulf’s Bedroom and Kitchen,” Northeast Modern Language Association, Buffalo, New York, April 2008

Invited Talks

Invited panelist. “Preserving our scholarship: A conversation at the intersection of digital preservation and digital humanities.” National Digital Stewardship Residency and Northeastern University. March, 2015.

Invited speaker. “Remixing the Digital Archive.” “Conversations in Digital Scholarship” series sponsored by the Scholars’ Collaborative, University of Connecticut-Storrs, November, 2014

Invited speaker. “Big Data Curation and the Colonial Archive Remix.” Presented at “Aha! Making Sense from Big Data” Pop Up Open Lab Experience, Northeastern University Office of the Provost. October 2014.

Invited speaker. “Building The Early Caribbean Digital Archive.” Seeing Disciplines, Their Histories, and Our Futures Through the International” workshop, sponsored by the Partner University Fund, Université des Antilles et de la Guyane. Martinique. December 2013

Invited speaker. “Growing Colleagues: Graduate Student Mentoring,” Salem State University Spring Honors Banquet, April 2008


Professional Development and Workshops

Participant, “Taking TEI Further: Teaching with TEI” workshop, Northeastern University, Boston, MA, August 20-22, 2014

Participant, “Taking TEI Further: TEI Customization” workshop, Northeastern University, May 2014

Participant, “Taking TEI Further: Transforming and Publishing TEI Data” workshop, Northeastern University, March 2014

Participant, “Using Omeka” workshop, Northeastern University, March 2014

Participant, “A Collaborative Approach to XSLT” course, Digital Humanities Summer     Institute, University of Victoria, Canada, June 2014

Participant, “THATCamp New England,” University of Connecticut-Storrs, October 2013

Participant, “Rails Girls Digital Humanities,” George Mason University, Fairfax Virginia, September 2013

Participant, “Describing and Transcribing Primary Sources in the TEI,” Digital Humanities Summer Institute, University of Victoria, Canada, June 2013

Accepted Participant, Futures of American Studies Institute, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, June 2012



Northeastern University: Instructor of Record

College Writing: Fall 2012, Fall 2010, Spring 2010, and Fall 2009

Advanced Writing in the Technical Professions: Summer 2012, Spring 2012, Fall 2011, and Summer 2010

Advanced Writing in the Disciplines: Summer 2014, Summer 2011, Summer 2014, Summer 2015


Northeastern University: Teaching Fellow

Technology, Literature, and New Media: Summer 2014

Survey of American Literature I: Spring 2013

Early African American Literature: Writing the Black Atlantic: Spring 2012

Northeastern University: Writing Center Consultant

Fall 2012, Spring 2010, Fall 2009


Middlesex Community College: Instructor of Record

Composition I: Fall 2012

Introduction to Literature: Spring 2013


Salem State University: Instructor of Record

College Writing Skills: Summer 2009, Summer 2008

Composition II: Spring 2009

Basic Writing: Fall 2008, Fall 2007


Courses Prepared to Teach

 American Literature from 1600-1865; 19th century American Literature; African-American Literature; Caribbean Literature since 1800; Food, Race, and Gender; Introduction to Digital Humanities



 Managing Editor, Digital Humanities Quarterly: 2014-present

Assistant Managing Editor, Digital Humanities Quarterly: 2013- 2014

Editorial Assistant: James, Henry.  The Complete Letters of Henry James 1872-1876.  Ed. Pierre A. Walker and Greg W. Zacharias.  Vols. 2-3 [of three volumes].  Lincoln:  U Nebraska P.  2012.

—.  The Complete Letters of Henry James 1876-1878.  Ed. Pierre A. Walker and Greg W. Zacharias.  Vols. 1-2 [of 2 volumes].  Lincoln:  U Nebraska P.  2009.

Associate Editor, HCPro, Marblehead MA 2005-2006

Production Coordinator, Dartmouth Publishing, 2004-2005

Production Assistant, Dartmouth Publishing, 2003-2004



 Panel Co-Organizer. “From Gumbo Ya-Ya to Calas: Women’s Labor and Creolized Food Spaces in the Atlantic World.” Atlantic World Foodways, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, January 2014

Planning Committee. THATCamp MLA, Boston, 2013



Chair, English Graduate Student Association Conference, 2015-2016

Chair, Caribbean Studies Association Digital Committee, 2014-2015

Vice President, English Graduate Student Association (EGSA) Northeastern University, 2014-2015

Secretary, EGSA, Northeastern University, 2013-2014

Treasurer, EGSA, Northeastern University, 2013-2014

Vice President, Communications & Newsletter, Catharine Maria Sedgwick Society, 2007-2009

Planning Committee, The Shakespeare Project, Salem State University, 2007-2009

Salem State University Program Developer, Graduate Office, 2008-2009



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