James E. "Jed" Dobson, PhD
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences (PBS)
Masters of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS)
Institute for Writing and Rhetoric (IWR)
Office: 442 Moore Hall, 21 Maynard St.
Office Phone: (603) 646-8612
Office Hours: Thurs 2-4pm
Fax: (603) 646-1419
Mailing Address: Hinman Box 6207
Hanover, NH 03755
(Pick one) James dot E dot Dobson at Dartmouth dot EDU
jed at uchicago dot edu (permanent)
I am a literary and cultural critic who specializes in intellectual history and U.S. autobiographical writing in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. My work centers on two of the most exciting paradigms within the humanities at this moment: digital humanities methods / the data sciences and the application of cognitive neuroscience to literature and especially autobiography. In addition, I am an expert in data analysis with over fifteen years of experience in high-performance, distributed computing and database systems. I have designed, implemented, and produced a body of academic research on very large computational systems and multi-terrabyte collections of functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) data. My broader intellectual interests include phenomenological accounts of lived experience and how early psychology, sociology, and historiography contributed to and were influenced by literary accounts of the self. I am a graduate of Indiana University's doctoral program in English and teach widely within the College of Arts and Sciences at Dartmouth College. I have an h-index of 6 and my work has been cited over 150 times. Please see my Google Scholar profile for more information on my more popular citations and for additional links to my publications.
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