Em Nordling


Em Nordling is a PhD student in English at Emory University and Research Data Associate at Sounding Spirit Research Lab. Their scholarly interests include crowds, collective affect, and digital humanities. Their past work picked up these themes from numerous perspectives—from digital archives, to creative writing, to on-the-ground activist and social justice research support. Now, as … Continue reading Em Nordling

David Ogawa


David Ogawa is Associate Professor of Art History at Union College in Schenectady, New York. His background is in nineteenth-century European painting, and his research has expanded to include the relationship between these practices, the introduction of photography, and the formation of photo archives. He has published on Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, Honoré Daumier, and Parisian photographic … Continue reading David Ogawa

Riya Das


Riya Das is Assistant Professor of English (British/World Literature) at Prairie View A&M University, a public Historically Black University in Prairie View, Texas. Riya completed her PhD at Binghamton University, SUNY. She specializes in nineteenth-century British literature with an interest in gender, empire, and narrative form. Her work has appeared in Texas Studies in Literature … Continue reading Riya Das

Leslie Leonard


Leslie Leonard is working towards a PhD in American Literature and American Studies (defending in March 2022). Leslie’s discovery of an unpublished text by Frederick Douglass appears in the fall 2021 issue of J19. Leslie is currently using an Andrew W. Mellon short-term research fellowship at the Massachusetts Historical Society in order to critically engage … Continue reading Leslie Leonard

Sophia Basaldua-Sun


Sophia Basaldua-Sun is an independent scholar of comparative literature. She received her Ph.D. in comparative literature from Stony Brook University. She lives in New York, where she spends her days working for Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. As a comparatist she works on Argentine, U.S., and French literature with a focus on turn-of-the-century prose depicting New York, Buenos Aires, and Paris. … Continue reading Sophia Basaldua-Sun