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: https://doi.org/10.22148/001c.22222
- “Wiring the Post45 Together: Review of Rachele Dini’s ‘All-Electric’ Narratives”. Ancillary Review of Books. 3/2022.
- 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)
- 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
- Curriculum Designer, SPARQ Racial Literacy Toolkit, 2019-2020
- Administrative Coordinator, UC San Diego Writing Center, 2015-2016
Literary Lab Core Researcher, 2016-present The Stanford Literary Lab is an interdisciplinary, digital humanities research collective housed in the Department of English
- Young Readers Database of Literature
- Novel Worldbuilding
- Textual Difficulty
- Personhood in Star Wars
- Anti-Corruption: Text-mining the OECD Task Force on Corruption
- Social Distancing
- 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.