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.

Pairing preservation with analytical endeavors, the corpus for the present analysis consists of 345 digital objects that include one or more iterations of the personal name of the mother and daughter of a Mexican American family that migrated from Zacatecas, Mexico, to the American Midwest, during the first half of the 20th century. Data were analyzed along the following dimensions: self-presentation, language(s), geographical location, temporality, public/private space, and type of text. At the same time, we describe the challenges involved in encoding names that follow different naming conventions, that were produced by speakers of two different languages, and that changed over time. We seek to contribute these voices to the scarcely studied social history of Mexican Americans in the Midwest.

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.

I present a methodology that combines approaches from literary analysis and computer science in order to show how the results of distant reading replicate well established readings of Benito Pérez Galdós’ Zumalacárregui and Mendizábal (1898). I explain the concept of character system, the stages of data-mining the characters, and social network analysis measurements. Data show that the main difference between the two novels’ character networks is an opposite protagonicity of historical and fictional personae. In addition, the visualizations of these “synchronic system[s] of social relations” (Jameson) also explain the spontaneous perception of Zumalacárregui as having a bigger degree of historicity. Indeed, whereas Zumalacárregui’s graph recognizes the historical division between carlistas and isabelinos, Mendizábal’s, interestingly enough, produces a clear distinction between historical and fictional characters.

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

A textbook designed for the students pursuing a major or minor in a Spanish program to provide them with a strong background of the culture and history of Spain with an emphasis on the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries.

Visualizing History: The Malone Community Center. Ed. Jennifer Isasi, Alex Kinnaman, Kylie McCormick and Eric Saxon.

Visualizing History: The Clyde Malone Community Center is a research collaboration between the Clyde Malone Community Center and University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Digital Humanities Practicum class, carried out during the Spring semester of 2015.


Alex Brey, “Análisis de redes temporal en R”, traducido por Jennifer Isasi, The Programming Historian en español 3 (2019),

Nabeel Siddiqui, “Administración de datos en R”, traducido por Jennifer Isasi, The Programming Historian en español 2 (2018),

Taylor Arnold y Lauren Tilton, “Procesamiento básico de textos en R”, traducido por Jennifer Isasi, The Programming Historian en español 2 (2018),

Taryn Dewar, “Datos tabulares en R”, traducido por Jennifer Isasi, The Programming Historian en español 2 (2018),

In preparation

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

Isasi, J. “Análisis de sentimientos con R.¨

Isasi, J. “El análisis digital de las emociones (sentiment analysis) aplicado al folletín de Pérez Galdós.”


Visualization Basics. Digital Commons. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2016. Presented at: DHBootcamp@UNL, DHSA, April 6-7, 2016.

“Red social en La Celestina: una aproximación cuantitativa a su sistema de personajes.” Digital Commons. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2014. Presented at: Digital Humanities, DMLL Colloquium Series, April 23, 2014.

“Reseña de ‘También la lluvia’ de Icíar Bollaín.” Digital Commons. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2013. Material de apoyo para el “Cineclub en español.”