Dr. Wadewitz recently completed her Ph.D. in English at Indiana University. She is
interested in using data mining tools to chart the language of sensibility during the
18th century, particularly its appearance in children's literature. Her dissertation
explored the tensions between the discourse of sensibility and the emergence of the
modern self in 18th-century children's literature. In addition to her doctoral work,
Adrianne has developed a website about the important 18th-century textbook, The New
England Primer, been hired as an educational consultant by the Wikimedia Foundation, and
been honored as a HASTAC scholar. She is a Wikipedia expert, having helped found and
shape the Wikipedia Education program and numerous efforts to decrease the gender gap
over the past few years. She has taught classes on virtual worlds, media revolutions,
children's literature, and the digital humanities. 



Introduction (with Pamela Gay-White), The Lion and the Unicorn (2009)

Contributions to books

Where the Wild Things Are: Navigating the Advantages and Challenges of Teaching with Wikipedia, Technology in the Literature Class: Assignments and Materials (2013)


Wiki-hacking: Opening up the Academy with Wikipedia (with Anne Ellen Geller and Jon Beasley-Murray), Hacking the Academy (2011)

Digital projects


Copyright + Culture Portal (with Suzanne Scott) (2013)

Dissertation and thesis


Pixelated Primer: The New England Primer as Textbook and Website, American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (2013)

Publicity and the Public Sphere (respondent), American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (2013)

The ABCs of Sensibility: The Literacy of Feeling, Society for the History of Children and Youth (2011)

Wiki-writing: Teaching with Wikipedia, Computers and Writing (2011)