Leah earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Toronto, with a major in Book & Media Studies and minors in Anthropology and Writing & Rhetoric. Upon graduation, she was nominated for a Canadian Governor General’s Silver Medal in Arts for achieving the highest CGPA of all female Innis College graduates enrolled in arts programmes.
For her final undergraduate year’s directed research project (supervised by Dr Joseph Goering), Leah catalogued all extant copies of a 1215 summa, and developed a ‘research catalogue’ format intended for use in undergraduate teaching modules.
Leah earned her master’s degree in the History of the Book from the Institute of English Studies at the School of Advanced Study, University of London. For her dissertation (supervised by Dr Michelle Brown), she compared the visualities of books from the 1960s/70s American counterculture to those of medieval manuscripts.
Leah acts kind of like Donkey from Shrek.
Leah’s research focuses on discerning the social and literary implications of natural language generation and computer-generated texts. She is always looking to collaborate on research projects with those studying human-computer interaction, reader response, and unconventional methods of text production and dissemination.
Follow Leah’s research developments at twitter.com/leahhenrickson.