Loyola’s Center for Textual Studies and Digital Humanities Makes New Hire

Loyola’s Center for Textual Studies and Digital Humanities Makes New Hire

The Center for Textual Studies and Digital Humanities (CTSDH) at Loyola University Chicago is pleased to announce the hiring of Elizabeth (Liz) Hopwood as a new Instructor in Digital Humanities and Textual Studies. Hopwood is a rising scholar in Digital Humanities, Textual Studies, and nineteenth-century American and Caribbean literature.

In May 2016, Hopwood defended her doctoral dissertation in English, “Eating the Atlantic: Nineteenth Century U.S. and Caribbean Literature and the Gastroaesthetic” at Northeastern University. She has authored or co-authored several articles and is at work on an ambitious digital archive and analysis of historic cookbooks. Her scholarship on the Atlantic World, Caribbean literature, and foodways enhances existing areas of strength among Loyola faculty in English, History, and Digital Humanities.

Hopwood has much to contribute to the CTSDH’s research and teaching missions. She brings a wealth of experience in developing and supporting digital projects at Northeastern University’s NULab for Texts, Maps, and Networks. She is a Project Manager for the forthcoming Early Caribbean Digital Archive ( and part of the core founding team of Our Marathon: The Boston Bombing Digital Archive ( An accomplished teacher, she has taught a range of students at Northeastern University, Salem State University, and Middlesex Community College. During her time at Northeastern, she contributed to the building of a vibrant community of students, faculty, staff, and members of the larger community around the university’s Digital Humanities center.

“I’m delighted to join the CTSDH at Loyola this fall,” says Hopwood. “Loyola has long been a center of ground-breaking DH scholarship and I look forward to continuing this work with faculty, staff, librarians, and students.” Loyola University Chicago’s Center for Textual Studies and Digital Humanities (CTSDH) is a broadly multidisciplinary research center that offers support for the development, peer review, hosting, and online publication of digital research projects of all kinds. The Center organizes and sponsors events (lectures, symposia, conference, internal training workshops, and exhibitions) and offers a professional Interdisciplinary MA in Digital Humanities. To learn more, visit the Center’s website:

For more information, contact Kyle Roberts (