Amy Cavender

How do you Define DH?

Digital humanities involves the use of digital tools in research, teaching, and scholarship in humanities(-related) disciplines.


Saint Mary's College


I’m a Sister of the Holy Cross and an Associate Professor of Political Science at Saint Mary’s College, where I teach both introductory and upper-level courses in Political Thought, as well as courses on Religion and Politics and Human Rights. I also teach in the Writing Proficiency Program.

I’ve been writing for ProfHacker since 2009, and have a keen interest in the use of computers in my work both in and out of the classroom. Currently, I’m on a year-long sabbatical, which I’m spending as a non-degree student in the Digital Humanities MA program at Loyola University Chicago.