Academic CV

Micki Kaufman • 245 Eighth Avenue, #188 • New York, NY 10011

Education

Ph.D. Student in US History, CUNY Graduate Center, New York, NY. ABD (Oral examination passed with distinction). Anticipated delivery 2017-2018.

MPhil in US History, CUNY Graduate Center, New York, NY, 2016

MA in US History, CUNY Graduate Center, New York, NY, 2013

BA in US History summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa. Columbia University, New York, NY, 2011

AA in Music, Simon’s Rock of Bard College, Great Barrington, MA, 1987

Awards, Honors and Prizes

Best Poster Award, “Commentaries” in Migration: A Digital Humanities Examination of Literature, Law, and Practice across National and Chronological Borders,” American Historical Association Annual Meeting (AHA2016), Atlanta, Georgia, 2016

Paul Fortier Prize for New and Young Scholars, Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO), 2015

ADHO Bursary Award, Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations, 2015 Global Digital Humanities Conference (DH2015), 2015

Lisa Lena Opas-Hänninen Prize for New and Young Scholars, Association for Computers in the Humanities (ACH), 2015

Phi Beta Kappa, Delta Chapter of the Columbia University School of General Studies, 2011

Academic Honor Society, Columbia University School of General Studies, 2010

Dean’s List, Columbia University School of General Studies, 2009-2011

Grants and Fellowships

Graduate Center Digital Fellow, CUNY Graduate Center, 2013-2014, 2014-2015

Provost’s Digital Innovation Grant, “Quantifying Kissinger,”  CUNY Graduate Center, 2012-2013, 2013-2014, 2014-2015, 2015-2016, 2016-2017

Publications and Press

Nancy K. Herther, “Top Tools for Digital Humanities Research,”  (mention), Computers in Libraries, Volume 37, Number 1, 2017

Gregory Mone, “What’s Next For Digital Humanities?” (mention), Communications of the ACM, Vol. 59 No. 6, June 2016. Pages 20-21

Stephen Robertson, “The Differences between Digital Humanities and Digital History,” (mention), Debates in the Digital Humanities 2016, 2016

Amanda Gailey, “Some Big Problems with Big Data,” (mention), American Periodicals: A Journal of History & Criticism, Volume 26, Number 1, 2016. pp. 22-24

Thomas G. Padilla, “Humanities Data in the Library: Integrity, Form, Access,” (citation), D-Lib Magazine, Volume 22, Number 3/4, March/April 2016

Tanya Roscorla, “Graduate Education Gets a Digital Makeover in New York City,”  (mention), Center for Digital Education, June 12, 2015

Marc Selverstone, “Eternal Flaming: The Historiography of Kennedy Foreign Policy,” (citation), Passport: The Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations Review, Volume 46, No. 1, April 2015

Matthew Gold, “Facts, Patterns, Methods, Meaning: Public Knowledge Building in the Digital Humanities,” (mention), April 20, 2015

Meredith Hindley, “Digital Boot Camp for Military Historians: An after action report,” (mention) Humanities, Volume 36, Number 1, January/February 2015

Thomas G. Padilla, Devin Higgins, “Library Collections as Humanities Data: The Facet Effect,” (citation) Public Services Quarterly, Vol. 10, October – December 2014

“The Space Race and the Cold War,” (contributing author) The American Yawp, February 2014

“The Repurposed Ph.D.: Finding Life After Academia — and Not Feeling Bad About It,” (mention), New York Times, November 1, 2013

Lev Manovich, “Software Takes Command,” (proofreader), Bloomsbury Academic, July 2013

“The Rewards of Being Wrong About Nuclear War,” (citation), The Wilson Quarterly, Spring 2013

“General, I Have Fought Just As Many Nuclear Wars As You Have,” (co-author), American Historical Review, December 2012

Invited Talks, Workshops and Conferences

“Crowd-sourcing Cultural Diplomacy,” Government, Military and Culture in the Shaping of New American Diplomacy: A Joint Columbia University-West Point Conference on Cultural Diplomacy, April 27, 2012

“Data Mining Diplomacy,” City University of New York’s IT Conference, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, November 30, 2012

“Everything on Paper Will Be Used Against Me: A Computational Analysis of Henry A. Kissinger’s Vietnam-Era Correspondence,” ‘Theorizing The Web 2013’ Conference, March 2, 2013

“Speaking in Code” (Invited Participant), Scholars’ Lab at Alderman Library, University of Virginia at Charlottesville, November 5-6, 2013

“Data Mining Diplomacy,” “Evolving in Place,” City University of New York’s IT Conference, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, December 4, 2013

“Everything on Paper Will Be Used Against Me: Quantifying Kissinger,” DH Speaker Series, Scholars’ Lab at Alderman Library, University of Virginia at Charlottesville, April 3, 2014

“The Digital GC,” Teaching, Learning & Technology Roundtable in Digital Humanities, Seton Hall University, May 6, 2014

“Everything on Paper Will Be Used Against Me: A Computational Analysis of Henry A. Kissinger’s Vietnam-Era Correspondence,” A presentation to the GC Foundation Board of Trustees, June 10, 2014

“Everything on Paper Will Be Used Against Me: A Computational Analysis of Henry A. Kissinger’s Vietnam-Era Correspondence,” IREX Corporation, June 25, 2014

“Text Analysis and the DNSA Kissinger Collection” ProQuest, July 22, 2014

“Everything on Paper Will Be Used Against Me: A Computational Analysis of Henry A. Kissinger’s Vietnam-Era Correspondence,” YaleDH Working Group, September 23, 2014

“Quantifying Kissinger,” Northeastern University NULab’s “Digital Methods for Military History” Conference, October 10-11, 2014

“Everything on Paper Will Be Used Against Me: A Computational Analysis of Henry A. Kissinger’s Vietnam-Era Correspondence,” “The Shift Towards Personalization: The CUNY Academic Commons” City University of New York’s IT Conference, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, December 5, 2014

“A Radical Promise? Building Institutional Contexts in this Interdisciplinary Moment” (plenary panel),  American Historical Association Annual Meeting, New York, January 2, 2015

“Text Analysis, Visualization and Historical Interpretation” (panel organizer), American Historical Association Annual Meeting, New York, January 5, 2015

“Everything on Paper Will Be Used Against Me: A Computational Analysis of Henry A. Kissinger’s Vietnam-Era Correspondence,” Joint CUNY-SUNY Research Symposium, Albany, NY, February 11, 2015

“Everything on Paper Will Be Used Against Me: A Computational Analysis of Henry A. Kissinger’s Vietnam-Era Correspondence” Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media (RRCHNM), George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, March 24, 2015

“Everything on Paper Will Be Used Against Me: A Computational Analysis of Henry A. Kissinger’s Vietnam-Era Correspondence”George Washington University, Washington, DC, March 25, 2015

“Quantifying Kissinger: Historical Interpretation in the Age of Big Data” Miller Center Institute for Presidential Studies of the University of Virginia at Charlottesville, Virginia, March 26, 2015

“Everything on Paper Will Be Used Against Me: A Computational Analysis of Henry A. Kissinger’s Vietnam-Era Correspondence” Society for History in the Federal Government (SHFG) Annual Meeting, Shepherdstown, West Virginia, April 24, 2015

“By Hook or By Crook: Acquiring the Kissinger Correspondence” Academic Research Collaborative Seminar (ARCS) Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, April 27, 2015

“Everything on Paper Will Be Used Against Me: A Computational Analysis of Henry A. Kissinger’s Vietnam-Era Correspondence” HASTAC2015, East Lansing, MI, May 29, 2015

“Everything on Paper Will Be Used Against Me: A Computational Analysis of Henry A. Kissinger’s Vietnam-Era Correspondence” CSDH/ACH Joint Conference, Ottawa, Ontario, June 3, 2015

“Everything on Paper Will Be Used Against Me: A Computational Analysis of Henry A. Kissinger’s Vietnam-Era Correspondence” 2015 Global Digital Humanities Conference (DH2015), Sydney, Australia, July 3, 2015

“Quantifying Kissinger: Historical Interpretation in the Age of Big Data,” HathiTrust Research Center Workshop, August 17, 2015

“Quantifying Kissinger: Historical Interpretation in the Age of Big Data,” CLIR Postdoctoral Fellowship Program Webinar, October 12, 2015

“Everything is Data, And You Can Too.” Keynote Speaker. 2015 Bucknell Digital Scholarship Conference, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA, November 6, 2015

“Everything on Paper Will Be Used Against Me: A Computational Analysis of Henry A. Kissinger’s Vietnam-Era Correspondence,” NULab Digital Humanities Public Talk, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts, November 18, 2015

“Weird Tales of Super-K,” Modern Language Association, 2016 Annual Convention, Austin, TX. January 7, 2016.

“Connected Academics,” Modern Language Association, 2016 Annual Convention, Austin, TX. January 7, 2016.

“What We Talk About When We Talk About DH,” Modern Language Association, 2016 Annual Convention, Austin, TX. January 8, 2016.

“ ‘Commentaries’ in Migration: A Digital Humanities Examination of Literature, Law, and Practice across National and Chronological Borders (poster session),” American Historical Association, 2016 Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA. January 9, 2016.

“Web Archives: From Practice to Theory,” Panel chair. American Historical Association, 2016 Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA. January 9, 2016.

“Quantifying Kissinger: Data Visualization and Humanities Research,” Fordham New Media Design, Fordham University, NY. February 24, 2016.

“Quantifying Kissinger: Data Visualization and Humanities Research,” ‘Buzzfeed Women in Dev Forum’ Buzzfeed, March 25, 2016

“Quantifying Kissinger: Understanding Foreign Policy in Time and Space,” Keynote Speaker. Digital Spaces Unconference, Bard College / SUNY, New Paltz, NY. April 29, 2016.

“Blackstone’s Commentaries and the Digital Turn,” Archival Research Seminar. Center for Jewish History, NY. May 24, 2016.

“Distance Reading Kissinger,” Unflattening and Enacting Visualization Conference. CUNY Graduate Center, NY. June 9, 2016.

“Everything on Paper Will Be Used Against Me: A Computational Analysis of Henry A. Kissinger’s Vietnam-Era Correspondence,” 2016 Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR) Conference. San Diego, CA. June 24, 2016.

“Distant Ethics in Digital Diplomatic History” (telepresentation) 2016 Global Digital Humanities Conference (DH2106), Krakow, Poland July 14, 2016.

“An Introduction to Data Visualization in Humanities Research” Introduction to Digital Humanities (Digital Praxis 2016), CUNY Graduate Center, New York, New York, September 21, 2016.

“An Introduction to Data Visualization in Humanities Research” (Lewis & Ruth Sherman Centre for Digital Scholarship, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada September 30, 2016.

“Everything on Paper Will be Used Against Me: Quantifying Kissinger,” Lewis & Ruth Sherman Centre for Digital Scholarship, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada September 30, 2016.

“Establishing Scholarly Visibility” UCF College of Arts and Humanities & the Texts and Technology Ph.D. Program, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida, October 4, 2016.

“Text Analysis, Data Visualization, and Historical Interpretation” Phi Alpha Theta International Honors Society, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida, October 5, 2016.

“Everything on Paper Will Be Used Against Me”: Quantifying Kissinger” A presentation to the University of Central Florida, Center for Digital Humanities Research, UCF, Orlando, Florida, October 5, 2016.

“Introduction to Data Visualization,” English and History Departments, DeBartolo Chair in Digital Humanities, USF Tampa Library, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, October 11, 2016

“Everything on Paper Will Be Used Against Me”: Quantifying Kissinger” A presentation to the University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, October 12, 2016.

Alumni Career Panel Simon’s Rock of Bard College, Great Barrington, MA, October 28, 2016.

“Quantifying Kissinger: Data Visualization and Historical Interpretation in Digital History” A presentation to the University of Michigan Library, Ann Arbor, Michigan, December 15, 2016.

“’Everything on Paper Will Be Used Against Me’: Quantifying Kissinger” Keynote Speaker. Digital History in a Digital Age? Kemp Family Symposium / Eisenberg Forum, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, December 16, 2016.

“Quantifying Kissinger,” part of “That’s Not How Scholarship Works: Exploring the Process of Multimodal Critical Making.” Digital panel at the 2017 Annual MLA Convention (MLA2017), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, January 6, 2017.

Campus Talks, Workshops and Conferences

“Data Mining Diplomacy,” City University of New York’s Provost’s Digital Innovation Grant Showcase, October 4, 2012

“Everything on Paper Will Be Used Against Me: A Computational Analysis of Henry A. Kissinger’s Vietnam-Era Correspondence,” City University of New York History Graduate Student Conference, March 15, 2013

“Introduction to Data Visualization,” Workshop for the Interactive Technology and Pedagogy Program, CUNY Graduate Center, April 4, 2013

“Quantifying Kissinger: How to Evolve Historical Research in the Big Data Era,” Workshop for the History Department Brown Bag Series, CUNY Graduate Center, September 20th, 2013

“Text Analysis Methods in Humanities Research,” GC Digital Fellows Workshop, CUNY Graduate Center, November 11, 2013

“An Introduction to Data Cleaning and Visualization Tools in Humanities Research” CUNY Graduate Center Digital Fellows Workshop. March 13, 2014

“A Deeper Look at Data Visualization in Humanities Research” CUNY Graduate Center Digital Fellows Workshop. March 20, 2014

“Quantifying Kissinger: Using Text Analysis for Historical Research” City University of New York History Graduate Student Conference, March 28, 2014

“Introduction to Data Visualization,” Workshop for the Interactive Technology and Pedagogy Program, CUNY Graduate Center, April 24, 2014

“Data Mining Diplomacy,” City University of New York’s Digital GC Showcase, May 12, 2014

“Everything on Paper Will Be Used Against Me: A Computational Analysis of Henry A. Kissinger’s Vietnam-Era Correspondence,” City University of New York First Annual Archival Research Conference, September 5, 2014

“An Introduction to Data Visualization in Humanities Research” CUNY Graduate Center Digital Fellows Workshop. October 30, 2014

“An Introduction to Topic Modeling with MALLET” CUNY Graduate Center Digital Fellows Workshop. November 13, 2014

“Studies in Collocation: Language, Secrecy and Violence in the DNSA’s Kissinger Correspondence,” CUNY-GC History Department Graduate Student Conference, March 13, 2015

“Quantifying Kissinger: Data Visualization and Humanities Research,” ‘GC Digital Fellows Bootcamp,’ Graduate Center of the City University of New York, January 22, 2016

“Quantifying Kissinger: Archives, Data Visualization and Humanities Research,” Joseph S. Murphy Institute for Worker Education, City University of New York, April 6, 2016

“Quantifying Kissinger,” Early Research Initiative’s ‘Beyond the Archives’ Seminar, CUNY Graduate Center, New York, New York, May 12, 2016

“Pushing the Boundaries of History and the Digital World (roundtable),” CUNY Early American Research Seminar, CUNY Graduate Center, New York, New York, May 13, 2016

“Quantifying Kissinger,” GC Digital Initiatives Year-End Showcase, CUNY Graduate Center, New York, New York, May 17, 2016

“Data Visualization Lab” GC Instructional Technology and Pedagogy Program, CUNY Graduate Center, New York, New York, October 31, 2016

“Distant Reading and Data Visualization,” GC Instructional Technology and Pedagogy Program, CUNY Graduate Center, New York, New York, November 14, 2016

Professional Experience

Elected Member of the Executive Council, Association for Computing in the Humanities (ACH), 2016-2020

Elected Student Representative, History Department Curriculum and Examinations Committee, CUNY Graduate Center, 2013-2014, 2014-2015

Elected Student Representative, History Department Executive Committee, CUNY Graduate Center, 2013-2014

Member of the SHAFR Web Committee, Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR), 2017-2019

Graduate Student Representative, 2020 Steering Committee, CUNY Graduate Center, 2014-Present

Project Manager, CUNY Academic Commons, CUNY Graduate Center, 2013-2015

Co-Founder, Twentieth Century Historians’ Working Group, 2013-2014

Digital Humanities Consultant, Gotham Center, CUNY Graduate Center, 2012

Technology Coordinator, Hertog Global Strategy Initiative, Columbia University, 2009-2012

Digital Humanities Consultant, European Institute, Columbia University, 2011-2012

Software Developer/Project Manager and Team Leader, 1995-Present

Teaching Experience

Adjunct Instructor: ‘Digital Praxis Seminar,’ CUNY Graduate Center NY. 2013 –  2014

Adjunct Instructor: ‘History of the US Since 1865,’ Hunter College NY. Fall 2011

Other Research Experience

Researcher, ‘Nuclear Proliferation and Global Security,’ 2010-Present

Researcher, ‘Counterinsurgency and Public Diplomacy’ 2009-Present

Professional Affiliations

Member, American Historical Association (AHA)

Member, Modern Language Association (MLA)

Member, Association for Computers and the Humanities (ACH)

Member, Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO)

Member, Society for Military History (SMH)

Member, Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR)

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