Kathi Inman Berens

How do you Define DH?

Collaborative humanist inquiry of digital-born or print-based texts using computational tools.


Marylhurst University and University of Southern California


Kathi Inman Berens is an independent scholar teaching part time at two universities 1000 miles apart. She curates electronic literature, and just finished co-curating the first exhibit of electronic literature at the Library of Congress. She’s also co-curated shows for the Modern Language Association. At USC, she invented a synchronous, hybrid class that meets predominantly in a virtual classroom; she commutes monthly to Los Angeles from Portland, Oregon. A Fellow at USC Annenberg’s innovation Lab, she is an IBM Faculty Award Winner for work with their proprietary software. She’s also a devoted mom and wife.