CV

Education

2017 Ph.D., Hispanic Studies, Dept. of Modern Languages & Literatures, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA Dissertation title: “Posibilidades de la minería de datos digital para el análisis del personaje literario en la novela española: El caso de Galdós y los Episodios nacionales.” Supervisor: Dr. Óscar Pereira Zazo

2015 Graduate Certificate on Digital Humanities, Center for the Digital Research in the Humanities, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA

2015 Certificate on Professional Qualification on Digital Humanities, Laboratorio de Investigación de Humanidades Digitales, National University of Distance Education, Spain

2013 M.A., Hispanic Studies, Dept. of Modern Languages & Literatures, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA

2011 B.A., English Philology; Certificate on Modern Languages and Technologies, School of Social and Human Sciences, University of Deusto-Bilbao, Spain

Work experience

Present CLIR/DLF Postdoctoral Fellow in Data Curation for Latin American and Latina/o Studies, LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections, University of Texas Libraries, USA

2018 Summer Visiting Instructor of Spanish, Centro Internacional de Español, University of Deusto-Bilbao, Spain (Summer)

2018 Lecturer of Spanish, Department of Modern Languages, University of Nebraska at Kearney, USA (Spring Semester)

2016-2017 Graduate Research Assistant, Center for the Digital Research in the Humanities, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA

2017 Graduate Research Assistant, Dept. Modern Languages & Literatures, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA (Summer)

2015-2016 Visiting Instructor of Spanish, Centro Internacional de Español, University of Deusto-Bilbao, Spain (Summers)

2011-2016 Instructor of Record, Graduate Teaching Assistant of Spanish, Dept. Modern Languages & Literatures, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Publications

2018 Isasi, J., J. Avelar and I. Velázquez. “From Jesusita to Jane: Personal names, self-presentation and digital preservation of Mexican American experience in the US Midwest.” Revista de Humanidades Digitales, Vol. 2, 2018, pp. 49-76.

2017 Isasi, J. “Acercamiento al análisis del sistema de los personajes en la narrativa escrita en español: el caso de Zumalacárregui y Mendizábal de Pérez Galdós.” Caracteres: Estudios culturales y críticos de la esfera digital, Vol. 6 (2), 2017, pp. 107-137.

2016 Isasi, J, L. Lorenzo, N. Puente. Exploring Spain: Un recorrido por la historia y la cultura de España. Kendall Hunt, 2016.

In preparation

Isasi, J. and M. Iruskieta “Humanitate Digitalak eta ikerketa ezberdinen azterketa” Book chapter in Humanitate digitalak, UPV/EHU (accepted)

“El análisis digital de las emociones (sentiment analysis) aplicado a la obra de Pérez Galdós.”

Translations

2019 Alex Brey, “Análisis de redes temporal en R”, traducido por Jennifer Isasi, The Programming Historian en español 3 (2019), https://programminghistorian.org/es/lecciones/analisis-temporal-red.

2018 Nabeel Siddiqui, “Administración de datos en R”, traducido por Jennifer Isasi, The Programming Historian en español 2 (2018), https://programminghistorian.org/es/lecciones/administracion-de-datos-en-r.

2018 Taylor Arnold y Lauren Tilton, “Procesamiento básico de textos en R”, traducido por Jennifer Isasi, The Programming Historian en español 2 (2018), https://programminghistorian.org/es/lecciones/procesamiento-basico-de-textos-en-r.

2018 Taryn Dewar, “Datos tabulares en R”, traducido por Jennifer Isasi, The Programming Historian en español 2 (2018), https://programminghistorian.org/es/lecciones/datos-tabulares-en-r.

Digital Projects

Present The Programming Historian en español. Member of the Editorial Team in Spanish, the Technical Team and the Editorial Board. Editor and translator of peer-reviewed tutorials on digital tools, techniques, and workflows that facilitate research and teaching. programminghistorian.org/es/

2016-2017 Family Letters and the Hispanic/Latino Heritage Collection. Metadata Curator and Research Assistant. Directed by Dr. I. Velázquez and the Center for the Digital Research in the Humanities, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE. mediacommons.unl.edu/luna/servlet/UNL~111~111

2017 Modernist Text Digitization Project. Archivist and Metadata Curator. Directed by Dr. J.E. González, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE.

2015 Visualizing History: The Malone Community Center. Coordinator and Research Assistant. DH Practicum taught by Dr. A. Jewells and Dr. E. Lorang, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE (Spring) www.malonecenterhistory.com

2013 The Vocabulary of Politics in Spanish during the Age of Absolutism. Archivist and Research Assistant. Directed by Dr. O. Pereira-Zazo (UNL), Dr. J. Valero (UWEC) and the Center for Digital Research in the Humanities, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE.

Conference Presentations

2019 “The Programming Historian en español: de la traducción a la creación de recursos educativos abiertos” with A. Rojas Castro. IV Congreso Internacional de la Asociación de Humanidades Digitales Hispánicas, Universidad de Toledo, Spain, October 23-25

2019 “Sentiment Analysis Methods in Translation.” Digital Frontiers 2019: Tear Down the Walls, The University of Texas at Austin, TX, September 26-28

2019 “Retos en la producción de tutoriales de HD en contextos hispanohablantes” with M.J. Afanador-Lllach and A. Rojas-Castro. ACH 2019 Conference, Pittsburg, PA, July 23-26

2019 “Overcoming Challenges and Breaking Down Barriers: Digital Scholarship Support Within and Beyond the University” round table with Starry, Rachel L.; Dodson, Heidi; Young, Chris J.; Wermer-Colan, Alex; Slayton, Emma. ACH 2019 Conference, Pittsburg, PA, July 23-26

2019 “Spanish Colonialism in the Indigenous Borderlands: Collaborative Digital Scholarship in the Undergraduate Classroom” with A. Palacios. LASA 2019, Boston, MA, May 27

2019 “A Name Entity Recognition and Extraction Method for Mid-Distance Reading in Spanish.” Digital Humanities Beyond Modern English: Computational Approaches to Premodern and Non-Western Literature, Hanover, NH, April 24-25. (Invited talk)

2018 “Data science and the language question in digital humanities pedagogy: the example of Programming Historian” with A. Rojas-Castro and A. Sichani. EADH 2018: Data in Digital Humanities. National University of Ireland, Galway, December 9

2018 “Distinction of Literary Genres through the Visualization of Character Networks: The Case of ten National Episodes by Pérez Galdós.” Poster. The Chicago Colloquium on Digital Humanities and Computer Science 2018, Chicago, IL, November 10

2018 “Lo que se vale y no se vale preguntar: El potencial pedagógico de las Humanidades Digitales para la enseñanza sobre la experiencia mexicano-americana en el Midwest de Estados Unidos” with I. Velázquez and M. Vinícius Barbosa. DH2018, México City, México, June 29

2017 “Towards a Methodology for the Analysis of Character Systems/Networks in the Spanish Novel: The case of Pérez Galdós’ Zumalacárregui and Mendizábal.” Invited talk in Works in Progress & DH Dialogues, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE, September 18

2017 “Humanidades digitales: Sobre las implicaciones del uso de herramientas digitales en el ámbito de la investigación humanística” en “Estudios culturals integrales”org. Dr. Pereira-Zazo. IV Jornadas de ALCESXXI. Zaragoza, Spain, July 3-7

2016 “Modelo de análisis de la sociedad en el diseño de los personajes de los Episodios nacionales.” 2016 Mid-America Conference on Hispanic Literature. The University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, November 5

2016 “Texting en español: An Activity that Connects Communicative Tools and Literacy Skills for Heritage Language Learners of Spanish.” Poster. 2016 UIC BilForum. University of Illinois at Chicago, IL, October 20

2016 “Historical and Fictional Nation: A Methodology for a Distant Reading Survey of the Episodios Nacionales by Benito Pérez Galdós.” 2016 Nineteenth-Century Studies Association Conference. University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE, April 13

2015 “La distopía a la vuelta de la esquina: medios de comunicación y autodestrucción en Círculos de Ríos San Martín.” The Chicago Graduate Conference. University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, November 14

2015 “Visualizing History: The Malone Community Center: A Platform for the Community to Rediscover their History” by J. Isasi and A. Kinnaman. Digital Humanities Forum 2015: peripheries, barriers, hierarchies: rethinking access, inclusivity, and infrastructure in global DH practice. University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, September 26

2015 “Geosocial Identity in Ena Lucía Portela’s Cien botellas en una pared.” NoLimits! 2015: Talking Leadership. University of Omaha, Omaha, NE, March 2

2014 “A Methodology for Character Networks at a Macroanalytical Level.” Poster. M. Condello, R. Harrison, J. Isasi, A. Kinnaman, A. Kumari. Digital Humanities Forum 2014: Nodes & Networks in the Humanities. University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, September 13

2014 “A Quantitative Approach to Character Space.” Invited talk, Digital Humanities Modern Languages & Literatures Colloquium Series, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE, April 23

2014 “Las tragedias de Calderón: ‘los dos cuerpos del rey’ como sistema de control social.” The XVII Annual Hispanic and Lusophone Studies Symposium. Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, April 12

2012 “Resultado de la ruptura de la realidad en el personaje de Abelarda en Miau de Benito Pérez Galdós.” 2012 Mid-America Conference on Hispanic Literature. University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE, October 14

Teaching Experience

Primary instructor of the course unless indicated otherwise.

University of Nebraska at Kearney

2018 Foundations of Literacy

2018 Commercial Spanish

2018 Intermediate Spanish I

2018 Beginning Spanish I

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

2014 - 2016 Lead Instructor at the Spanish Tutoring and Writing Center

2017 Don Quijote, Teaching Assistant (Fall)

2016 Exploring Hispanic Culture: Spain, Co-taught (Fall)

2015 - 2016 Analysis of Communication in Spanish (Spring 2015, Fall 2015, Spring 2016)

2015 Introduction to the Digital Analysis of Hispanic Culture, Co-taught (Spring)

2014 Advanced Writing (Fall)

2014 Spanish Coordinator for the Basic Language Program (Summer 2014)

2014 Intensive Writing, Second Year (Spring)

2014 Intensive Conversation, Second Year (Spring)

2013 Accelerated Second Year of Spanish (Fall)

2013-2014 Second Year of Spanish II (Spring and Summer)

2012 Second Year of Spanish I (Fall)

2012 First Year of Spanish II (Spring)

2011 First Year of Spanish I (Fall)

University of Deusto-Bilbao, Spain

2018 Teaching Resources for the Classroom, Emphasis on New Technologies, Spanish Language and Culture for Teachers (Summer)

2018, 2016, 2015 Spanish II or A2 (Summer)

Workshops

2019 “Multilingual Sentiment Analysis with R.” University of Texas Libraries’ “Digital Humanities Workshops @ PCL” Series. The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, February 13

2018 “Topic Modeling Violence in Guatemala,” co-taught with J. Ortiz-Baco. Mellon-NEH funded project “Post-Custodial Archival Development and Digital Scholarship: Learning from Latin America.” The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, September 26

2018 “Digital Pedagogies.” DH Bootcamp 2018. University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE, April 13

2017 “Minimal Archiving” with S. Camerone. DH Bootcamp 2017. University of Nebraska Lincoln, Lincoln, NE, April 6

2016 “Visualization Basics. A Workshop.” DH Bootcamp 2016. University of Nebraska Lincoln, Lincoln, NE, April 7

2015 “Literary Text Analysis with R: A Beginners Workshop.” Creighton University, Omaha, NE, April 7

2014 “An Introduction to Digital Humanities and the Graduate Certificate at UNL.” Digital Humanities Modern Languages & Literatures Colloquium Series, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE, March 19

Service and leadership

Manuscript and Proposal Review

2019 Digital Scholarship in the Humanities

2018 Revista de Humanidades Digitales

Abstract Review

2019 Digital Frontiers 2019 Conference

2019 Association for Computers and the Humanities 2019 Conference

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

2017 Graduate Student Representative at the Curriculum Committee, Dept. of Modern Languages & Literatures

2017 Co-organizer and participant, Women’s Writes Edit-a-thon 2017

2015-2017 Active Member and Web developer, Digital Humanities Student Association

2016-2018 Co-organizer and presenter, DH Bootcamp, Digital Humanities Student Association

2013-2016 Faculty Leader, Summer in Bilbao, Study Abroad Programs, Dept. of Modern Languages & Literatures

2014-2016 Active Member, Nebraska Literary Lab

2014-2016 Online journal developer and editor, Tu revista, Spanish Tutoring and Writing Center, Dept. of Modern Languages & Literatures

2013-2016 Organizer, Mesa de español, weekly conversational meetings for students of Spanish, Dept. of Modern Languages & Literatures

2012-2016 Assistant, Annual Modern Language Fair, Dept. of Modern Languages & Literatures

2013-2015 Organizer and presenter, Spanish Cineclub, Dept. of Modern Languages & Literatures

2013-2014 Secretary and Treasurer, Modern Languages & Literatures Graduate Student Association (MLLGSA)

University of Deusto-Bilbao, Spain

2013–2017 Coordinator and Liaison, Semester in Bilbao and Summer in Bilbao, Centro Internacional de Español

Grants and Fellowships

2019-2020 Mellon Funded CLIR Microgrant to organize “Capacity Assessment of Latin American and Caribbean Partners: A Symposium about Open- Access, Technological Needs, and Institutional Sustainability,” Council on Library and Information Resources

2018–2020 Council on Library and Information Resources Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

2016-2017 Graduate Research Assistantship for Ph.D. Studies, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

2012-2017 George Rogers Memorial Merit Fellowship, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

2013-2016 Graduate Teaching Assistantship for Ph.D. Studies, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

2011-2013 Graduate Teaching Assistantship for M.A. Studies, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Languages

Spanish: Native; English: Advanced proficiency; Basque: Near native; Portuguese: Reading proficiency

Affiliations

Present Asociación de Humanidades Digitales Hispánicas (HDH)

Present Digital Scholarship in the Humanities (DSH)

2018-Present Latin American Studies Association (LASA)

2016-2018 Asociación Internacional de Literatura y Cine Españoles Siglo XXI (ALCESXXI)

2016-Present Modern Languages Association (MLA)

2012-2018 Asociación Internacional de Galdosistas (AIG)

Skills

Github, Zotero, Data Cleaning, OCR/Abbyy, Omeka, Geolocation, WordPress, TEI, Dublin Core, XML/XSTL, CSS, HTML, Gephi. Learning R. Familiarity with GIS standards.