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Quinn Dombrowski

Academic Technology Specialist (AKA friendly local digital humanities staff).

Quinn Dombrowski (non-binary, any pronouns are fine) is the Academic Technology Specialist in the Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages, and in the Library, at Stanford University. Prior to coming to Stanford in 2018, Quinn’s many DH adventures included supporting the high-performance computing cluster at UC Berkeley, running the DiRT tool directory with support from the Mellon Foundation, writing books on Drupal for Humanists and University of Chicago library graffiti, and working on the program staff of Project Bamboo, a failed digital humanities cyberinfrastructure initiative.


Quinn has a BA/MA in Slavic Linguistics from the University of Chicago, and an MLIS from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Since coming to Stanford, Quinn has supported numerous non-English DH projects, taught courses on non-English DH, developed a tabletop roleplaying game to teach DH project management, explored trends in multilingual Harry Potter fanfic, and started the Data-Sitters Club, a feminist DH pedagogy and research group focused on Ann M. Martin’s 90’s girls series “The Baby-Sitters Club”. Quinn is currently co-VP of the Association for Computers and the Humanities along with Roopika Risam, and advocates for better support for DH in languages other than English.


Quinn regularly teaches DLCL 204: Digital Humanities Across Borders (a non-English digital humanities class) and DLCL 205: Project Management and Ethical Collaboration for Humanists, along with DLCL 201: Digital Humanities Practicum for students working on their own projects.


MLIS, University of Illinois
MA, Slavic Linguistics, University of Chicago
BA, Slavic Linguistics, University of Chicago


DLCL 201 Digital Humanities Practicum