Dr. Jennifer Isasi is a CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow in Data Curation in Latin American and Latino/a Studies at the University of Texas Libraries. She is contributing to collections as data efforts, educational resources, and digital scholarship initiatives at LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections. She is also working with academic engagement staff, affiliated faculty, the post-custodial archival team, and partners in the United States and Latin America to develop curated data sets, open-access resources that support scholarly and public engagement with digital materials, and to inform the development of forthcoming digital collections.
Isasi holds a Ph.D. in Hispanic Studies with a specialization in Digital Humanities from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA. Her dissertation “Data Mining Possibilities for the Analysis of the Literary Character in the Spanish Novel: The Case of Galdós and the Episodios nacionales” (written in Spanish) establishes a computational reading methodology to extract, analyze and visualize literary character-systems or social networks, noting how they reflect novel genres and degrees of historicity that replicate close readings of the novels.
In Nebraska she collaborated as a metadata archivist and researcher in the digital project Family Letters and she co-organized the monthly DH Dialogues with her peers in the Digital Humanities Student Association. Prior to her current position, she taught Spanish, Analysis of Communication, and Culture as a teaching assistant for the Depts. of Modern Languages and Literatures at UNL and UNK.
She has a BA in English Philology from the University of Deusto-Bilbao (Spain), a MA in Hispanic Studies and a Certificate in Digital Humanities from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (USA), and a Certificate on Professional Qualification on Digital Humanities from the National University of Distance Education (Spain).