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About Adrianne Wadewitz

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.


Present Mellon Digital Scholar Fellow, Occidental College

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Honors and Awards

  • Indiana University English Department Teaching Fellowship, 2008-2010

Contact Information

Email: wadewitz AT
Twitter: @wadewitz
Skype: adrianne.wadewitz


Articles (4)

Contributions to books (3)

Digital projects (2)

Dissertation and thesis (2)

Presentations (16)