Lauren Klein is Winship Distinguished Research Professor and Associate Professor in the departments of English and Quantitative Theory & Methods at Emory University, where she also directs the Digital Humanities Lab
. Before moving to Emory, she taught in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication at Georgia Tech. Dr. Klein works at the intersection of digital humanities, data science, and early American literature, with a focus on issues of gender and race. She has designed platforms for exploring the contents of historical newspapers, modeled the invisible labor of women abolitionists, and recreated forgotten visualization schemes with fabric and addressable LEDs. In 2017, she was named one of the "rising stars in digital humanities" by Inside Higher Ed. She is the author of An Archive of Taste: Race and Eating in the Early United States
(University of Minnesota Press, 2020) and, with Catherine D’Ignazio, Data Feminism
(MIT Press, 2020). Her current project, Data by Design: An Interactive History of Data Visualization, 1786-1900, was recently funded by an NEH Digital Humanities Advancement Grant.