Print and digital cultures of the Americas. Media change past and present. Futures of news...

Kelley Kreitz specializes in nineteenth-century U.S. and Latin American literary studies, Latinx studies, digital humanities, and comparative media studies  as an Assistant Professor of English at Pace University. In her research and teaching, she explores the role of media change past and present in enabling and inspiring shifts in the way we tell stories about current affairs. Kelley is also the co-founder and co-director of Babble Lab, a digital humanities center at Pace that seeks to reimagine how we teach the humanities through the use of data, design, and code and through the study of the new media of the present and the past. She is currently completing a book called Electrifying News: A Hemispheric History of the Present in Nineteenth-Century Print Culture.

Previously, she was a postdoctoral visiting scholar in Comparative Media Studies/Writing at MIT, and she received her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Brown University. Kelley has also worked as a reporter for several nonprofits dedicated to broadcast and digital media production and as the director of the Idea Lab at Root Cause, a nonprofit committed to researching and advancing social innovation.

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