Kathi Inman Berens

Research Council

2014-2015 Fulbright Scholar at the University of Bergen's Digital Culture Research Group, Kathi Inman Berens works on how algorithms create a literary canon.  A curator, Kathi has installed literary exhibits and live performances at the Library of Congress, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and at two annual conventions at the Modern Language Association. Her shows have been reviewed in academic journals and the Huffington Post.  Her scholarship focuses on how networked storytelling leaves “digital detritus” that shapes literary reception and canon formation well after installations are over.  Kathi, an expert in hybrid pedagogy, consults with universities and companies about optimal learning conditions.  She invented synchronously virtual-live hybrid classes at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School of Communication by modifying meeting software.  A member of the Annenberg Innovation Lab's Research Council, Kathi won in 2012 an IBM Faculty Award. She’s published in Literary and Linguistic Computing [Oxford University Press], Hyperrhiz, Hybrid Pedagogy, L.A. Review of Books, Chronicle of Higher Education and has chapters in books in press from Bloomsbury and the Modern Language Association.