The DigiLab is an instruction space as well as an incubator and publicity hub for nationally recognized digital humanities projects. Opened in 2015, it is outfitted with flexible workspaces for individual or collaborative projects and with advanced technological resources. The DigiLab is located on the third floor of the Main Library, across from the newly renovated Reading Room and adjacent to the University of Georgia Press.
Katie Ireland is the Interim Head of the DigiLab. She holds a Ph.D. in Linguistics from UGA. She is the main contact for the Digital Humanities Undergraduate Certificate and any outreach programming.
Her research is focused on using digital tools in text analysis, corpus linguistics, and language variation. She works with all modes of text data, from traditional corpora to her datasets of Twitter text she captured herself.
Keiko Bridwell is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Linguistics. She works as a research assistant at the DigiLab, where she leads workshops on various digital tools, including Excel and R, and is available for consultation about digital projects. Keiko’s research in linguistics focuses on sociophonetic variation in Southern American English.
Camila Lívio is a Ph.D. candidate in Romance Languages; her research focuses on using digital tools to analyze linguistic patterns.
In her work as an RA for the DigiLab, Camila leads collaborations with the R-Ladies group, workshops on computational tools like R, and teaches about digital scholarship. She is also available to assist with data consultations on all things digital.
Brent Peterson is a Ph.D. student in the Linguistics Department and holds a dual appointment as a Research Assistant for the DigiLab and the Linguistic Atlas Project. For the DigiLab, he leads workshops on selected topics and is available to help students, faculty, and staff with digital projects. He aims to work at the intersection of comparative-historical linguistics, digital humanities, corpus linguistics, and natural language processing (NLP).