Director

John Grammer

John Grammer has taught classes in British and American Literature, American Studies, and Sewanee’s interdisciplinary Humanities Program. His academic research principally concerns the literature and intellectual history of the U.S. South, from the age of Thomas Jefferson to the present. Born and raised in Texas, Professor Grammer received his B.A. at Vanderbilt University and his Ph.D. at the University of Virginia. His 1996 book Pastoral and Politics in the Old South won the C. Hugh Holman Award as the best book of the year in Southern literary study. His essays and reviews have appeared in American Literary HistoryThe Southern Literary JournalThe Sewanee Review and other journals, and in such books as The Dictionary of Literary BiographyThe Encyclopedia of Southern Culture, and Blackwell's Guide to the Literature and Culture of the American South. Formerly chair of the English Department and Director of the Sewanee School of Letters, Grammer now directs Sewanee’s Mellon-funded program in Southern Studies.

Digital Technology Leader and Project Administrator

Hannah Huber

Hannah Huber is the Center's digital humanities specialist. She advises faculty on using digital humanities tools in teaching and research, helps manage digital humanities projects in southern studies, and attends to the day-to-day administration of the Center. She received her PhD in English from the University of South Carolina and served as the postdoctoral research associate for the Digital Humanities Initiative at the University of Illinois at Chicago where she worked as a consultant on digital humanities projects, organized the inaugural digital humanities conference on campus, and conducted her own literary studies and digital humanities scholarship. Her manuscript and digital companion on Progressive-Era U.S. sleep culture is under advance contract with the University of Illinois Press.

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