Current social science research and writing faces a number of possibilities that seem to be constrained by three major challenges. The first is the limits of the imagination; the second is knowing what kinds of data are now out there; and the third is having the tools to aggregate and mine them.
Harriett Green is the english and digital humanities librarian and an associate professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She has published and presented nationally and internationally on use and users of digital humanities resources, digital pedagogy, and humanities data curation. Her research has been supported by grants awarded from the Institute for Museum and Library Services and National Endowment for the Humanities.