Headshot RobbinsBenjamin Robbins (Project Leader) is a senior postdoctoral researcher in American literary and cultural studies within the Department for American Studies at the University of Innsbruck. His work in the research areas of modernism, popular culture, and queer and gender studies has appeared in the Journal of Screenwriting, the Faulkner Journal, and Genre, and in the edited collections Faulkner and the Black Literatures of the Americas and Hipster Culture. He is a senior collaborating editor for Digital Yoknapatawpha (DY), a project based at the University of Virginia that has created network visualizations, interactive maps, and timelines for William Faulkner’s fictions. His work on the digital humanities has been published in Studies in American Culture (which received the Jerome Stern Award in 2016) and Digitizing Faulkner. He has been a visiting fellow at both the University of Virginia and l'Ècole des Hautes Ètudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) in Paris and is the current recipient of the Christopher Isherwood Foundation Fellowship to complete research at the Huntington Library in California.

National and International Cooperation Partners

Joseph Allen Boone, Endowed Gender Studies Professor of Media and Gender in the Department of English at University of Southern California (USC)

Matt Brim, Professor of Queer Studies in the Department of English at the College of Staten Island, City University of New York

Heather K. Love, Professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania

Worthy Martin, Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Virginia

Ralph Poole, Professor of American Literature and Culture at the University of Salzburg

Stephen Railton, Professor Emeritus in the Department of English at the University of Virginia

John Rowe, Professor of English, American Studies and Ethnicity, and Comparative Literature at USC

Gisèle Sapiro, Professor of Sociology at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) , Paris

Robyn Warhol, Distinguished Professor of English at Ohio State University

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