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Jeffrey M. Binder

Jeffrey  M. Binder

Junior Visiting Fellow, Center for Humanities and Information

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  1. B.A., Washington University in St. Louis, 2008
  2. M.A., New York University, 2012
  3. Ph.D., The Graduate Center, City University of New York, 2018

Jeffrey M. Binder specializes in humanistic perspectives on computation, especially in relation to language. He has written on topics ranging from the history of the back-of-the-book index to the use of technical terms in Walt Whitman’s poetry; he has also developed numerous software experiments in computational text analysis and artistic uses of artificial intelligence. His work has been published in such journals as ELH, American Literature, and Media Culture and Society; his most recent article, “Romantic Disciplinarity and the Rise of the Algorithm,” appeared in the Summer 2020 issue of Critical Inquiry. He is currently working on a book about the history of algorithmic thinking from the sixteenth century to the present. Dr. Binder currently teaches the Center for Humanities and Information’s course on the history and theory of information (CAS 170N).