Whitney Sperrazza (PhD in English, Indiana University Bloomington), is the Hall Center for the Humanities’ Postdoctoral Researcher in the Digital Humanities. Sperrazza will work on a substantial research project in the Hall Center and assist the faculty co-directors of the Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities with workshops and teaching. She will be in residence at the Hall Center for two years, where she will act to increase the profile of digital humanities scholarship at the university.
Sperrazza specializes in early modern poetry, and her current project explores the unexpected collisions among women writers, poetic form, and Renaissance anatomy. Her broader research and teaching interests include histories of gender and sexuality, feminist poetics, material book studies, and digital humanities critique and practice. She has forthcoming work in Women's Writing, as well as a number of chapters in edited collections, including Gendered Temporalities in the Early Modern World (Amsterdam University Press) and Titus Andronicus: The State of Play (Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare).