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.
Honors and Awards
- Indiana University English Department Teaching Fellowship, 2008-2010
Email: wadewitz AT oxy.edu
Contributions to books (3)
Contribution to Book
Where the Wild Things Are: Navigating the Advantages and Challenges ...
Technology in the Literature Class: Assignments and Materials (2013)
In this assignment, students in upper-division Adolescent Literature and Children’s Literature classes contributed to Wikipedia articles about the books and ...