Dr Ryan Cordell

IAS Annual Theme: AI:Facts, Fictions, Futures

University of Illinois

Ryan Cordell is Associate Professor in the School of Information Sciences at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Previously he was Associate Professor of English and a Core Founding Faculty Member in the NULab for Texts, Maps, and Networks at Northeastern University.

His scholarship seeks to illuminate how technologies of production, reception, circulation, and remediation shape the sociology of texts. Cordell primarily studies circulation and reprinting in nineteenth-century American newspapers, but his interests extend to the influence of computation and digitization on contemporary reading, writing, and research.

Cordell collaborates with colleagues in English, History, and Computer Science on the Viral Texts project, which uses robust data mining tools to discover borrowed texts across large-scale archives of nineteenth-century periodicals. Cordell is also a Senior Fellow in the Andrew W. Mellon Society of Critical Bibliography at the Rare Book School and serves as the Delegate Assembly Representative for the MLA's Forum on Digital Humanities.

Fellow's External Link - https://ryancordell.org