Jennifer Langdon


I’m a hybrid: history PhD turned novelist, scholar-educator turned academic administrator, nonprofit communications flak turned humanities advocate.

My interest in digital humanities began in 2005 when my dissertation was awarded the Mellon Foundation/American Historical Association Gutenberg-e prize and was published by Columbia University Press in 2007 as Caught in the Crossfire: Adrian Scott and the Politics of Americanism in 1940s Hollywood (

As the associate director of the UC Humanities Research Institute, I'm interested in building DH (and other) networks among UC humanities scholars, staying abreast of DH projects and tools, and exploring new and better ways to support digital humanities scholarship, particularly around new media strategies for publishing and sharing research with broader publics.

And as a crossover writer currently working at the intersection of history and fiction, I'm interested in exploring all of the above for my own creative and intellectual work.