Arizona State University Libraries hosts a Faculty Profile Interview series where Libraries staff interview faculty about their current research. This week librarian Joe Buenker interviewed Assistant Professor Edward Finn about his digital humanities research.
Ed Finn is an assistant professor at Arizona State University with a joint appointment between the School of Arts, Media and Engineering and the Department of English, and he is director of the new Center for Science and the Imagination. This unique position reflects his interest in digital narratives, contemporary culture and the intersection of the humanities, arts and sciences.
Previously Ed served as a University Innovation Fellow in ASU's Office of University Initiatives, where he advanced the New American University ideal and developed proposals for new transdisciplinary programs. He completed his doctoral degree in English and American literature at Stanford University in 2011, where his dissertation, “The Social Lives of Books,” explored the changing nature of reading in the digital era. Before graduate school Ed worked as a journalist at Time, Slate and Popular Science. He earned his bachelor’s degree at Princeton University with a Comparative Literature major and certificates in Computer Science, Creative Writing and European Cultural Studies.