About Team Stainforth


We are grateful for support from The Faculty Innovative Seed Grant Program (CU Boulder), The Neukom Institute for Computational Science (Dartmouth College), and The President's Fund for the Humanities (CU Boulder).

Team Members

Kirstyn J. Leuner

Dr. Leuner, Director and Co-Editor of the Stainforth Library of Women's Writing, is a Postdoctoral Fellow at Dartmouth College in The Neukom Institute for Computational Science, affiliated with the English Department and the Gender Research Institute. She earned her Ph.D. in Romantic-era literature at the University of Colorado Boulder in 2014. Her research interests include 18th-19th century literature, Digital Humanities, women's writing, media history, and romanticism. She has published essays on the dressing room in Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park, Rodolphe Töpffer’s earliest comic strips, markup languages, and book history. At Dartmouth, she teaches a course she developed for the Department of English at Dartmouth called “Women’s Literature and Technologies of Transmission." In Winter term 2017, she will teach Dartmouth’s first introduction to Digital Humanities course, called “The Humanist and the Computer: Digital Humanities and Social Justice.”

A few favorite authors discovered while working on the Stainforth project: Charlotte CharkeElizabeth Le Noir (née Smart)Maria Ruth Sanders, Ann Maria Ainslie, Mary Potter, and Ester Sowernam. Follow her research at http://kirstynleuner.wordpress.com and @KLeuner on Twitter.

Deborah Hollis

Associate Professor Hollis is the Interim Associate Director of Special Collections and Archives at the University of Colorado Boulder Libraries. She co-edits the Stainforth project and manages its relationship with CU Libraries. Her research interests are twofold: teaching with rare books and making rare works accessible through digital humanities projects. She and her colleagues are currently piloting a multisensory and multimodal approach to the use of rare materials in writing instruction. Teaching simple bookbinding techniques is one active-learning method she employs while she begins to explore the pedagogical potential of the Stainforth project. She thoroughly enjoys the myriad opportunities to work across disciplines that a Special Collections and Archive department naturally provides.

Favorite Stainforth pet-project of the future: mapping the professional networks of the authors in the library.

Cayla D. Eagon

Cayla Eagon is a Ph.D. student in the English Department at the University of Colorado Boulder where she specializes in Victorian literature. She also holds a Graduate Certificate in Women’s and Gender Studies. Cayla is a research assistant on the Stainforth project funded by our innovative seed grant. Her research interests include women’s writing, detective and sensation fiction, care ethics, suicidal ideation, and the Victorians. Her current project examines nineteenth-century depictions of female suicides as rebirths that establish socioeconomic, political, and bodily agency for women. She has presented papers on feminist care ethics in Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Elizabeth Gaskell’s Mary Barton, respectively. As a project for her Forensic Bibliography and Archival Editing class in Spring 2014, she found a 1637 crime pamphlet on Early English Books Online, which she edited, coded using TEI, and reproduced online. One of her favorite parts of working on this project is the inevitable detective work involved in uncovering many of these poets.

Follow her @CaylaEagon on Twitter.

Susan Guinn-Chipman

Dr. Guinn-Chipman works in Special Collections and Archives, University of Colorado Boulder Libraries, where she leads the instruction and exhibits programs. Susan researches Stainforth’s biography. She earned her Ph.D. in early modern European history at the University of Colorado Boulder and has taught a wide range of courses in European history and art history.  Author of Religious Space in Reformation England, her research interests focus on the interplay of space, landscape, and memory. More recent research examines the religious and secular spaces of disease and quarantine in northern England. Over the course of her research for the Stainforth project, she has developed quite a fondness for Rev. Francis John Stainforth and his family and the nineteenth-century spaces of London (and beyond) they inhabited.  

Michael W. Harris

Dr. Harris is a librarian, archivist, and musicologist who works an instructional librarian, archivist, and digital humanist at the University of Colorado Boulder Special Collections and Archives department, and also blogs about multiple topics on his personal site, The Temp Track. His articles, reviews, and essays have appeared in Cinema JournalAsian Music, the Journal of the Society for American MusicMiddle West Review, and Flow, and he has presented papers at Music and the Moving Image, the annual meetings of the Society of Cinema and Media Studies and the Society for American Music, and at numerous regional conferences around the United States. Michael holds a doctorate in musicology from CU along with bachelors and master degrees in music. He is currently working on a Master of Science in Library and Information Science with a concentration in archives management at Simmons College.

Allyson M. Long

Allyson Long is an Anthropology major with a strong interest in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Dartmouth College. Our Neukom Scholar, she joined Team Stainforth in Fall 2016 and will graduate in 2017.

Stainforth Project Alumni

Holley Long, now Digital Initiatives Librarian, UNC-Wilmington

Kyle Bickoff, now PhD candidate, U Maryland, MITH

Dr. Erin Kingsley, now Assistant Professor of English at King's College

Elizabeth Newsom, now Special Collections librarian, Santa Clara University

Deven Parker, PhD candidate in English, CU-Boulder

Maria Semmens, MA in Liberal Studies, Dartmouth College

Special thanks for your support of our work and your contributions of many kinds: 

Laura Mandell, Dan Rockmore, Ivy Schweitzer, Tom Luxon, Mary Flanagan, Sukdith Punjasthitkul, Laura Braunstein, Scott Millspaugh, Michelle Warren, Graziella Parati, the Dartmouth DH Group, Sara Linz, Allen Riddell, Emily Klancher Merchant, Kes Schroer, James Dietrich, Greg Robl, Chris Levine, Lori Emerson, Mark Algee-Hewitt, Pamela Corpron Parker, Donelle Ruwe, Roxanne Eberle, Lisa Hager, the British Women Writers Association, Isobel Grundy, Kathryn Holland, Michelle Levy, Katherine D. Harris, Jill Heydt-Stevenson, John Stevenson, the CU Boulder Romanticist Collective, Kurtis Hessel, Alex Corey