This post is part of the Meet the ETCL Team series, which introduces the wonderful people who work in the lab and who have worked with us in the past.
Caroline started in the lab as an Open Knowledge Practicum (OKP) fellow in the fall of 2017, working on a digital edition of Mary Shelley’s Gothic Tales in The Keepsake. She enjoyed this time in the lab so much that she joined it several months later as its Open Scholarship Facilitator, and now helps Randa El Khatib run the OKP program.
Caroline’s first encounter with the lab actually dates back to 2013, when she attended her first DHSI just before starting a PhD program in English. She studies British Romantic literature with a focus on the Gothic, and is writing a dissertation about Gothonomics: Romantic Gothic literature and its economic contexts.
Being part of the lab’s community is her favourite thing about working there, along with the variety of projects she gets to be a part of.In addition to working on the OKP program, she contributes to the Open Scholarship Policy Observatory, supports other projects as needed, and manages the ETCL’s Twitter account, @ETCLatUVic.
A typical day in the lab for Caroline involves consulting with OKP fellows, researching and writing about open scholarship, and tweeting, all made possible by the Google suite of tools, which she couldn’t do without in her work or in her life outside of campus.
When she’s not in the lab or writing her dissertation, Caroline likes to cook, watch period dramas, and go for walks with her dog Korra.