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Our team: Current team members

Director: Dr. Alison Chapman

Surname: Chapman
Forename(s): Alison
Dr. Alison Chapman (@alisonfchapman) is Principal Investigator of DVPP and has overall editorial responsibility for the project. Dr. Chapman is Professor of English at the University of Victoria, where she specializes in nineteenth-century literature and culture. Awards for her research include the UVic Faculty of Humanities Research Excellence Award, the UVic Scottish Studies Fellowship, and the Boydston Award (from the Association for Documentary Editing). She is the recipient of grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the British Academy, and the Arts and Humanities Research Council of the United Kingdom, as well as fellowships from the Armstrong Browning Library and Princeton University Library. Dr. Chapman is currently on the editorial board of the Cambridge University Press series Studies in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture and the academic journals Victorian Poetry and Victorian Review. She has published extensively on Victorian poetry, including the monographs Networking the Nation: British and American Women’s Poetry and Italy, 1830-1870 (Oxford University Press 2015) and The Afterlife of Christina Rossetti (Palgrave 2001). She is also the co-author (with Joanna Meacock) of A Rossetti Family Chronology (Palgrave 2007), and has edited or co-edited several collections of essays, including (with Richard Cronin and Antony H. Harrison) A Companion to Victorian Poetry (Blackwell 2002), (with Jane Stabler) Unfolding the South: Nineteenth-Century British and American Women Writers and Artists in Italy (Manchester University Press 2003) and Victorian Women Poets (Boydell and Brewer 2003). With Caley Ehnes, she co-edited the special journal issue of Victorian Poetry on Victorian Periodical Poetry (Spring 2014). Forthcoming publications include an edited collection for Cambridge University Press on Nineteenth-Century Literature in Transition: The 1870s.
Alison Chapman’s DVPP editorial notes are signed AC.
Contact DVPP by emailing Alison Chapman at alisonc [at] uvic.ca.

Research Assistant: Kaitlyn Fralick

Surname: Fralick
Forename(s): Kaitlyn
Kaitlyn Fralick is a PhD student in the Department of English at Queen’s University. She completed her MA (with a concentration in nineteenth-century studies) at the University of Victoria and her Honours BA (with distinction) at Ryerson University. She has worked as an indexer, encoder, and researcher on the Digital Victorian Periodical Poetry project since 2018.

Research Assistant: Kailey Fukushima

Surname: Fukushima
Forename(s): Kailey
Kailey Fukushima is a dual master’s student in Archival Studies and Library and Information Studies at the University of British Columbia. She earned her Master of Arts in English from the University of Victoria in 2020. Kailey has worked as an indexer, encoder, and researcher at Digital Victorian Periodical Poetry since May 2018. Her DVPP editorial notes are signed KF.

Programmer: Martin Holmes

Surname: Holmes
Forename(s): Martin
Martin Holmes is a programmer at the University of Victoria Humanities Computing and Media Centre, specializing in digital editions and XML technologies.

Research Assistant: Elsie Hovey

Surname: Hovey
Forename(s): Elsie
Elsie Hovey is an MA student in the Department of English at the University of Victoria. Her research interests include Victorian women’s writing, ecocriticism, and animal studies. She has worked as an RA from January 2023, focusing on editing figure descriptions.

Research Assistant: Thomas Armstrong

Surname: Armstrong
Forename(s): Thomas
Thomas is a dual major student in English and Neurobiology at the University of Victoria. He is set to graduate with a Bachelors in Science in April 2023. Thomas has worked as an encoder on the Digital Victorian Poetry Project since October 2022.

Alumni

Research Assistant: Charlotte Clar

Surname: Clar
Forename(s): Charlotte
Charlotte Clar studied History the University of Victoria as an undergraduate, where she was also Vice-President of the History Undergraduate Body. Her research interests include social life in the Victorian and Tudor era. She worked as an RA for DVPP from September 2020 to June 2022, focusing on researching and writing biographies for the personography. Charlotte’s DVPP editorial notes are signed CC.

Research Assistant: Sonja Pinto

Surname: Pinto
Forename(s): Sonja
Sonja Pinto competed her English MA and Honours BA at the University of Victoria, where she also worked as a Teaching Assistant and Consultant in the Department of English. Her research interests include Victorian fiction and poetry, narratology, trauma studies, and gender and sexuality. Sonja worked as an RA indexer, encoder, and researcher for DVPP from September 2018 to June 2022. Her editorial notes are signed SP.

Research Consultant: Denae Dyck

Surname: Dyck
Forename(s): Denae
Denae Dyck is Assistant Professor at Texas State University. She completed her PhD from the University of Victoria, where she received the 2021 Governor General’s Gold Medal for outstanding academic record at the doctoral level. Her research and teaching interests include Victorian literature and culture, literature and religion/spirituality, and life writing. Her publications include articles in Victorian Poetry, Victorian Review, European Romantic Review, Christianity and Literature, and ARIEL: A Review of International English Literature, and she is currently at work on a book project entitled Forming Wisdom: Victorian Hermeneutics and the Literary Imagination. She is a collaborator on the Crafting Communities project on Victorian material culture, and she co-convenes the Religion and Spiritualities Caucus of the North American Victorian Studies Association. Denae worked as an RA and a Research Consultant for DVPP from 2019 to 2022. Her DVPP editorial notes are signed DD.

Research Assistant: Scott Matthews

Surname: Matthews
Forename(s): Scott
Scott was an English Honours student at the University of Victoria, serving as an editor for The Albatross English Undergraduate Journal and a board member for the English Students’ Association. He worked as an RA for DVPP from September 2019 to June 2020, focusing on indexing poems. His DVPP editorial notes are signed SCM.

Research Assistant: Narges Montakhabi

Surname: Montakhabi
Forename(s): Narges
Narges Montakhabi is a PhD student of Theatre Studies at the University of Victoria. Her research interests include Victorian culture, gender studies, politics of identity, philosophy of art, and critical thought. Narges worked as a DVPP RA from September 2021 to June 2022, focusing on the poetry index. Her DVPP editorial notes are signed NM.

Programmer: Dr. Tracey EL Hajj

Surname: El Hajj
Forename(s): Tracey
Dr. Tracey El Hajj was a programmer and consultant at the University of Victoria Humanities Computing and Media Centre, with specialties in English and Science and Technology studies.

Research Assistant: Caley Ehnes

Surname: Ehnes
Forename(s): Caley
Caley Ehnes received her PhD from the University of Victoria, and worked as an RA for DVPP from 2012 to 2014, focussing on indexing, researching, and encoding selected poems, and then served in a consulting role in 2018. She is now an English Instructor at the College of the Rockies. Her editorial notes are signed CE.

Research Assistant: Joanne Hill

Surname: Hill
Forename(s): Joanne
Joanne was a Masters student in the English Department at the University of Victoria. She worked on indexing poems in the Fall of 2019. Her editorial notes are signed JH.

Research Assistant: Josiah Snell

Surname: Snell
Forename(s): Josiah
Josia Snell was an English Honours student at the University of Victoria. He worked as an RA for DVPP from September 2019 to June 2020, focusing on indexing poems. His DVPP editorial notes are signed JS.

Research Assistant: Kylee-Anne Hingston

Surname: Hingston
Forename(s): Kylee-Anne
Kylee-Anne Hingston was an RA from 2012 to 2015, working on indexing and researching poems. She is now an Assistant Professor in the Department of English at St. Thomas More College, University of Saskatchewan. Her DVPP editorial notes are signed KH.

Research Assistant: Sarah Karlson

Surname: Karlson
Forename(s): Sarah
Sarah Karlson was a PhD student at the University of Victoria, specializing in Victorian literature and its monsters. She was a DVPP RA from September 2018 to June 2019, and her editorial notes are signed SK.

Research Assistant: Veronika Larsen

Surname: Larsen
Forename(s): Veronika
Veronika Larsen was an English Honours student at the University of Victoria, as well as a research assistant for the Cognitive Decision Science Lab, and the Cognition and Action Lab at the University of Victoria. She worked as a DVPP RA from September 2018 to April 2019, focussing on poetry indexing, and her editorial notes are signed VK.

Research Assistant: Samantha MacFarlane

Surname: MacFarlane
Forename(s): Samantha
Samantha MacFarlane worked as an RA on the project from 2012 to 2014, researching and indexing the poetry index as well as encoding selected poems. She received her PhD in English, specializing in Victorian poetry, from the University of Victoria in 2019. She is now Co-Editor in Chief of the journal KULA: Knowledge Creation, Dissemination, and Preservation Studies and Special Projects Administrative Officer at the University of Victoria Libraries.

Research Assistant: Chelsea Falconer

Surname: Falconer
Forename(s): Chelsea
Chelsea Falconer was an English undergraduate student at the University of Victoria, and worked as an RA for DVPP from September 2011 to March 2012.

Research Assistant: Sarah Milligan

Surname: Milligan
Forename(s): Sarah
Sarah Milligan was an MA English student at the University of Victoria, and worked as an RA for DVPP from September 2012 to March 2014, focussing on poetry indexing.

Research Assistant: Raya MacKenzie

Surname: MacKenzie
Forename(s): Raya
Raya MacKenzie was an English Honours student at the University of Victoria, and worked as an RA for DVPP in 2012.

Research Assistant: Heather Snider

Surname: Snider
Forename(s): Heather
Heather Snider was an English Honours student at the University of Victoria, and worked as an RA for DVPP in 2012.

Research Assistant: Mairi Richter

Surname: Richter
Forename(s): Mairi
Mairi Richter was an MA English student at the University of Victoria, and worked as an RA for DVPP from September 2017 to March 2018, focussing on poetry indexing.

Research Assistant: Willow Falconer

Surname: Falconer
Forename(s): Willow
Willow Falconer was an MA English student at the University of Victoria, and worked as an RA for DVPP from September 2013 to March 2014, focussing on poetry indexing.