Top of page
Skip to main content
Main content

Lauren Klein(On Leave AY 2023-2024)Winship Distinguished Research Professor of English and Quantitative Methods |QTM


Lauren Klein is an associate professor in the departments of English and Quantitative Theory & Methods at Emory University, where she also directs the Digital Humanities Lab. Before moving to Emory, she taught in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication at Georgia Tech. Klein works at the intersection of digital humanities, data science, and early American literature, with a research focus on issues of gender and race. She is the author of An Archive of Taste: Race and Eating in the Early United States (University of Minnesota Press, 2020) and, with Catherine D’Ignazio, Data Feminism (MIT Press, 2020). With Matthew K. Gold, she edits Debates in the Digital Humanities, a hybrid print-digital publication stream that explores debates in the field as they emerge. Her work has appeared in leading humanities journals including PMLA, American Literature, and American Quarterly; and at technical conferences including NACCL, EMNLP, and IEEE VIS. Her work has been supported by grants from the NEH and the Mellon Foundation. She is currently at work on two major projects: Data by Design, which offers a new history of data visualization from the eighteenth century to the present; and Vectors of Freedom, a quantitative analysis of the abolitionist movement of the nineteenth-century United States


  • PhD, English, City University of New York, 2011
  • M.Phil, English, City University of New York, 2006
  • BA, Literature (English and French), Harvard University, 2000

Research Interests

digital humanities, data justice, data studies, quantitative literary studies


  • QTM 310: Data Justice
  • QTM 340: Practical Approaches to Data Science w/Text
  • QTM 385: Special Topics in QTM
  • QTM 490W: Seminar in QTM