Ph.D., Stanford University, Department of English (2016-present)

  • Dissertation: “Science Fiction’s Pedagogy: Didactic Models & Experiential Simulations”
  • Committee: Mark Algee-Hewitt (Chair), Mark McGurl, Jennifer Wolf, Sarah Levine

M.A., Stanford University, Graduate School of Education (2019)

  • Advisor: Jennifer Wolf

M.A., Stanford University, Department of English (2018)

B.A., University of California, San Diego, summa cum laude, Literatures in English (2015)

  • Department Honors with Highest Distinction
  • Honors Thesis: “Superheroes, Super Cops: Constructions of Legitimacy”
  • Advisor: Sal (Sarah) Nicolazzo

B.A., University of California, San Diego, summa cum laude, Literature/Writing (2015)

  • Department Honors with Highest Distinction
  • Honors Thesis: Novum
  • Advisor: Anna Joy Springer



  • “The streets we know best’: The Fast and the Furious’s imagined Los Angeles.” Forthcoming Post45/Contemporaries cluster. Nichole Nomura.
  • “A Standpoint Theory of Allegory: Progressive Possibilities in Emezi’s Pet.” Forthcoming, International Journal of Young Adult Literature. Nichole Nomura. 2023.
  • “Microgenres.” forthcoming Stanford Literary Lab Pamphlet. Mark Algee-Hewitt, Michaela Bronstein, Abigail Droge, Erik Fredner, Ryan Heuser, Xander Manshel, Nichole Nomura, J.D. Porter, Hannah Walser. 2022.
  • “Novel World-Building in Science Fiction.” forthcoming, solicited by Cultural Analytics/NovelTM. Nichole Nomura and Mark Algee-Hewitt. 2022.
  • Voice.” Journal of Cultural Analytics/Post-45 crossover issue. Nika Mavrody, Laura B. McGrath, Nichole Nomura, Alexander Sherman. 4/2021. doi:



  • Mellon Foundation Dissertation Fellowship, Stanford Humanities Center 2022-2023
  • Stanford Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis (CESTA) Digital Humanities Graduate Research Fellow, 2019-2020


  • Stanford School of Humanities and Sciences Graduate Research Opportunity Award, 2021-2022
  • Stanford Vice-Provost for Teaching and Learning Student Projects for Intellectual Community Enhancement (SPICE) Grant: English Department Pedagogy Workshop, 2019-2020


As Primary Instructor

  • English 5F: “Writing-Intensive Seminar in English: Reading Serial Children’s Literature,” Instructor (Stanford, 2021)
  • English 101: “Cyborgs and Systems,” Instructor (Menlo College, 2020)
  • English 121d: “’Hard’ Science Fiction,” Instructor. (Stanford, 2019)
  • Graphic Novel Track, Instructor and Academic Director (Stanford, Great Books, 2018)
  • Fiction Track, Instructor and Academic Director (Stanford, Great Books, 2017)

Co-taught Courses

  • Penn Dream Lab: “Text Analysis,” co-taught with J.D. Porter (University of Pennsylvania, 2022)
  • Education 111: “The Young Adult Novel,” co-taught with Jennifer Wolf (Stanford, 2022)
  • English 396l: “Pedagogy Seminar I,” co-taught with Mark Algee-Hewitt (Stanford, 2021)
  • Education 111: “The Young Adult Novel,” co-taught with Jennifer Wolf (Stanford, 2021)
  • Education 111: “The Young Adult Novel,” co-taught with Jennifer Wolf (Stanford, 2020)

Assistantships, Tutorships, and Course Administration

  • English 396l: “Pedagogy Seminar I,” TA. Instructor: Mark Algee-Hewitt (Stanford, 2020)
  • English 396l: “Pedagogy Seminar,” TA. Instructor: Mark Algee-Hewitt (Stanford, 2019)
  • “English Honors Cohort Writing Workshop,” Facilitator. Instructor: Alice Staveley (Stanford, 2019)
  • Education 111: “The Young Adult Novel,” TA. Instructor: Jennifer Wolf (Stanford, 2019)
  • Education 101: “Introduction to Teaching and Learning,” TA. Instructor: Jennifer Wolf (Stanford, 2018)
  • English 167h: “The Ethical Gangster,” TA. Instructor: Blakey Vermeule (Stanford, 2018)
  • American Studies 150/English 11b: “Introduction to English II: American Literature and Culture to 1855,” TA. Instructor: Judith Richardson (Stanford, 2017)
  • “Academic Mentoring: The Writing Process,” IA. Instructor: Madeleine Picciotto (UCSD, 2016)
  • “Academic Mentoring: The Writing Process,” IA. Instructor: Madeleine Picciotto (UCSD, 2015)
  • UCSD Summer Academy, integrated writing support and writing seminars, IA. (UCSD, 2015)
  • LTWR8A: “Writing Fiction,” in-course tutor. Instructor: Anna Joy Springer (UCSD, 2014)
  • LTWR8C: “Writing Non-fiction,” in-course tutor. Instructor: John Granger (UCSD, 2013)


  • “Quantifying Representations of Asian Identity in 21st-century Anglophone Fiction for Young Readers” (Nichole Nomura & Quinn Dombrowski). DH2022. Virtual. July 2022.
  • “robots’ == ‘slaves’: Substitutions of Slaves and Robots.” (Panelist, “Digital Slavery Studies). DH Unbound 2022. Virtual. May 2022.
  • “Diasporic Depictions: India in 21st Century Anglophone Fiction for Young Readers.” (Nichole Nomura & Quinn Dombrowski, Panelists). DHARTI 2022: The Digital Divides: Discontents, Debates, and Discussions. Virtual. February 2022.
  • “Whatever you do, don’t stare’: Modeling Representations of Otherness in the Star Wars Expanded Universe.” (Mark Algee-Hewitt, Quinn Dombrowski, Nichole Nomura, & Matt Warner.) Realizing Resistance Episode II: Uncharted Galaxies, Digital Frontiers Conference. Virtual. May 2021.
  • “Context Clues as Data: Modeling Learning at Different Scales in Science Fiction” (Panelist, “Computational Narratology”). MLA. Cancelled due to COVID-19.
  • “A Darker Shade of Real” (Panelist). YA Studies Association International Conference. Virtual. November 2020.
  • “Novel Worldbuilding: Science Fiction” (Mark Algee-Hewitt & Nichole Nomura). DH2020. Ottawa, Canada. Cancelled due to COVID-19.
  • “Reading Race Through Multicultural Literature: A Digital Toolkit for Teachers.” (Panelist). NCTE. Baltimore, MD. November 2019.
  • “Improbable Worldbuilding: Syntagmatic Probabilities in Science Fiction.” (Mark Algee-Hewitt & Nichole Nomura). Science Fiction Research Association. Honolulu, HI. June 2019.
  • “Novel World-Building: Representation and Communication in Genre Fiction.” (Mark Algee-Hewitt & Nichole Nomura). Novel TM. Montreal, Quebec. October 2018.
  • “On Not Being Subtle: Subtlety and Explicitness in DeConnick’s Bitch Planet.” (Presenter, Comics and Social Justice Panel). WISCON Conference. Madison, WI. May 2017.
  • “Superheroes, Super Cops: Constructions of Legitimacy in Marvel’s Civil War”. (Presenter, Law and Popular Culture Panel). Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference. Seattle, WA. March 2016.
  • “Fostering Equitable and Inclusive Learning Environments: Thinking and Writing at UC San Diego” (Panelist). Teaching Diversity Conference: Strategies for Creating Inclusive Classrooms and Communities. UC San Diego, La Jolla, CA. January 2015.
  • “Tutors Taking Charge: Programmatic, Pedagogical, and Institutional Innovation” (Panelist). International Writing Centers Association/National Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing Joint Conference. Orlando, FL. October 2014.
  • “The Transition to College-Level Writing.” UC San Diego Undergraduate Research Conference. UC San Diego, La Jolla, CA. April 2014.
  • “Extending the Conversation: Using Technology to Enhance Writing Tutorials” (Panelist). Association of Colleges for Teaching and Learning Assistance Conference. Anaheim, CA. April 2014.

Mentoring and Tutoring

  • Undergraduate Honors in the Arts Mentor, Stanford University, 2020-2022
  • Undergraduate Honors Mentor, Department of English, Stanford University, 2017-2022
  • Graduate Writing Tutor, Hume Center for Writing and Speaking, Stanford University, 2017-2019
  • Lead Tutor, Triton Edge, University of California San Diego, 2015
  • Lead Tutor, UCSD Summer Academy, University of California San Diego, 2015
  • Lead Tutor, UC San Diego Writing Center, 2014-2015
  • Peer Writing Mentor, UC San Diego Writing Center, 2012-2015

Professional Experience

  • Curriculum Designer, SPARQ Racial Literacy Toolkit, 2019-2020
  • Administrative Coordinator, UC San Diego Writing Center, 2015-2016

Research Experience

Literary Lab Core Researcher, 2016-present The Stanford Literary Lab is an interdisciplinary, digital humanities research collective housed in the Department of English

Project Lead

Project Member

  • Voice
  • Personhood
  • Anti-Corruption: Text-mining the OECD Task Force on Corruption
  • Social Distancing
  • Microgenres
  • Domestic Technologies

Research Assistant, Oral History Text Analysis Project (OHTAP), 2019. Supervisors: Dr. Estelle Freedman & Dr. Natalie Jean Marine-Street

Research Intern, UC San Diego Writing Center, 2014-2015. Supervisor: Dr. Madeleine Picciotto

Professional Development and Certifications

  • Credential: California Emergency 30-Day Substitute Teaching Permit, 2022
  • Certificate: CIRTL@ Stanford Teaching Certificate, Associate Level, 2022
  • Certificate: CIRTL Network Teaching-As-Research Course, 2022
  • Certificate: Stanford CESTA Graduate Certificate in the Digital Humanities, 2022
  • Certificate: Stanford Center for Teaching and Learning. Course Design Institute for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Scholars, 2020
  • Certificate: University of Michigan. Resilient Teaching Through Times of Crisis and Change, 2020


  • Pedagogy Committee, 2019-present
  • Admissions Graduate Representative, 2019
  • Curriculum Committee, 2019
  • Undergraduate Outreach: Stanford Poetry Out Loud & Pageturners Bookclub, 2017-2019

Honors and Awards

  • Stanford Centennial Teaching Award, 2021
  • Stanford English Department Pedagogy Award, 2018
  • Burckhardt Award for Literary/Cultural Criticism, 2015
  • Making of the Modern World Impact Award, 2015
  • Phi Beta Kappa, 2014

Languages and Technical

  • Latin: beginner reading
  • Spanish: intermediate reading, written, and spoken
  • German: conversational
  • Qualitative Data Analysis: Atlas.ti, NVivo
  • Quantitative Data Analysis: ArcGIS, Excel, Jupyter Notebooks, Python, R, Tableau
  • Learning Management Systems: Canvas, Schoology
  • Project and Data Mangement: OSF, SQL

Professional Memberships and Research Groups

  • Stanford Literary Lab: Core Researcher
  • YA Studies Association
  • Science Fiction Research Association
  • National Council of Teachers of English
  • Modern Language Association
  • Association for Computers and the Humanities
  • The Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL) Network


Available by request.