Kristen Mapes photoI am the Digital Humanities Specialist in the College of Arts and Letters at Michigan State University.

Prior to moving to Michigan, I completed a Masters in Library and Information Science at Rutgers University, where I focused coursework on Academic Librarianship and Archives and interned in Special Collections and Archives at Fordham University and the North Jersey History Center at Morristown Public Library. I have also completed an MA in Medieval Studies at Fordham University, with comprehensive exam specializations in late medieval social and economic history and comparative literature.

My research interests are currently focused on social media adoption by academics, especially Medievalists. I am interested in discovering how scholars interact (or don’t) online in this interdisciplinary field. On the action side of that research interest, I am looking to contribute to the field by fostering community in whatever ways seem useful.

I talk about bridging communities, breaking down institutional boundaries, and cycling fandom on Twitter @kmapesy. Please connect with me there, on Linkedin or at kmapes [at] msu [dot] edu.

Curriculum Vitae