University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, MS in Library and Information Science, August 2009
University of Chicago, BA/MA in Slavic Linguistics, June 2006
BA paper: "Palatalizations in the Old Novgorod dialect: Comparing theory and data"
Henry Foss High School (Tacoma, WA): International Baccalaureate Program (diploma recipient)
Academic Technology Specialist, Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages, Stanford University, September 2018 - present
Service Manager, Berkeley Research Computing Consulting; Research IT, UC Berkeley, July 2017 - September 2018
Developer, Agile Humanities Agency, July 2017 - present
IT Analyst; Research IT, UC Berkeley, January 2016 - September 2018
Research Applications Developer / Digital Humanities Coordinator; Research IT, UC Berkeley, August 2012-December 2015
Digital Scholarship Specialist; IT Services, University of Chicago, May-July 2012
Manager, Scholarly Technology; IT Services, University of Chicago, May 2010-May 2012
Coordinator, Emerging Technologies; NSIT Academic Technologies, University of Chicago, 2009-2010
Communications Specialist/Workshop Findings Editor; Project Bamboo, 2008-2010
New Media Consultant; NSIT Academic Technologies, University of Chicago, 2007-2009
Assistant Site Developer; NSIT Web Services, University of Chicago, 2006-2007
Research assistant; Humanities Computing, University of Chicago, 2006-2007
Computing Assistant/Multimedia Computing Assistant; USITE computing cluster, University of Chicago, 2004-2007
Web site designer and/or webmaster, Slavic Languages & Literatures and various faculty members' home pages, 2005-2007
Technical director and project manager, various grant projects for University of Chicago faculty members (Medieval Slavic Database; Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian dictionary of aspectual pairs; digitizing Balkan and Caucasian course materials), 2004-2008
NSIT Student Advisory Committee member, 2006
ThoutReader/DotReader XML-based e-book creator, 2005-2007
Executive board member, Global Outlook::Digital Humanities, 2019-2021
Co-founder and group organizer, Multilingual DH, 2019-present
Peer reviewer, Digital Humanities Quarterly, 2019-present
Founder and group organizer, DH-WoGeM, 2018-present
Executive council member, Association for Computers and the Humanities, 2015-2019
Peer reviewer, ADHO Digital Humanities conference, 2010-present
Co-chair of Women in IT planning committee for UCCSC conference, 2018
Co-chair of ECAR/CNI working group on digital humanities, 2016-2017
centerNet Deputy Secretary, 2014
IT Services Library Liaison, 2011-2012
IT Services Humanities Divisional Liaison, 2010-2012
University of Chicago NITLE Liaison, 2009-2012
NSIT new employee mentor, 2009-2010
DH 2019 innovative poster award for "Gender and Intersectional Identities in the Digital Humanities", with Rachel Hendery, Katie McDonough, and Tassie Gniady.
UC Berkeley STAR Award recipient (for exceptional performance) 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018
Hazel C. Rediger Award, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Graduate School of Library and Information Science, 2010
Winner, Beer and Demo Jam at Balisage: The Markup Conference 2009 (sponsored by Mark Logic)
Student Support Award, Balisage: The Markup Conference, 2009
University of Chicago Honor Scholarship (full undergraduate tuition), 2002-2006
4th Year Winner, T. Kimball Brooker Prize for Undergraduate Book Collecting, 2006
Dean's List, 2002-2006
Solomon-Manaster Scholarship, 2002
Nora Holdsworth Scholarship (tuition for the Summer Russian Program at University of Washington), 2002
Gold medal, International Olympiada of Spoken Russian; Moscow, Russia, 2001
Project director, DiRT directory extension and integration grant; $150,000 from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
"Language is not a Default Setting: Countering Digital Humanities’ English Problem". with Patrick Burns. Forthcoming in Debates in DH 2021. Univ. of Minnesota Press. Eds. Matthew Gold et al.
“The Directory Paradox”. Forthcoming in Debates in Digital Humanities: Institutions, Infrastructures at the Interstices. Univ. of Minnesota Press. Eds. Anne McGrail et al.
"Absorbing DiRT: Tool Directories in the Digital Age", with Kaitlyn Grant, Kamal Ranaweera, Omar Rodriguez-Arenas, Stéfan Sinclair, and Geoffrey Rockwell. Digital Studies/Le champ numérique 10(1): 4, pp. 1–18. 2020. DOI: https://doi.org/10.16995/dscn.325
"Research Facilitation on a Budget", with Jason Christopher, Aaron Culich, Debra McCaffrey, Amy Neeser, and Andrew Wiedlea. PEARC '18: Proceedings of the Practice and Experience on Advanced Research Computing. July 2018. DOI: 10.1145/3219104.3219137.
"Building Capacity for Digital Humanities: A Framework for Institutional Planning". A Joint ECAR/CNI Working Group Publication (served as co-chair of working group).
Drupal for Humanists published by Texas A&M Press, 2016.
Chapter "Drupal and other content management systems" in Doing Digital Humanities, Routledge, 2016.
"Digital Humanities Development without Developers: Bulgarian Dialectology as Living Tradition", with Ronelle Alexander. Proceedings of DH-CASE II (DocEng workshop). doi: 10.1145/2657480.2657481.
"What Ever Happened to Project Bamboo?" 2014. LLC 29 (3): 326-339.
"Walls that Talk: Thematic Variation in University Library Graffiti". Journal of the Chicago Colloquium on Digital Humanities and Computer Science, Vol 1, No 3 (2011).
Rebecca Frost Davis and Quinn Dombrowski. "Divided and Conquered: How Multivarious Isolation is Suppressing Digital Humanities Scholarship" [pdf]. NITLE, Spring 2011.
Dombrowski, Andrew, and Quinn Dombrowski. "A formal approach to XML semantics: implications for archive standards." Presented at International Symposium on XML for the Long Haul: Issues in the Long-term Preservation of XML, Montréal, Canada, August 2, 2010. In Proceedings of the International Symposium on XML for the Long Haul: Issues in the Long-term Preservation of XML. Balisage Series on Markup Technologies, vol. 6 (2010). doi:10.4242/BalisageVol6.Dombrowski01.
Crescat Graffiti, Vita Excolatur: Confessions of the University of Chicago, 2009. (ISBN 978-0-557-17205-4)
Photography used as wallpapers in the Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat build and published in a variety of magazines, pamphlets, websites (including Reuters online, Wall Street Journal blog, BBC World Service); used in PBS program "History Detectives" and in an exhibit at the Bureau of Land Management visitor center in Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area in Nevada, and elsewhere.
Talks and Presentations
Fantastic Futures 2019. "OCR with Transkribus" workshop. December 9, 2019.
Stanford Literary Lab presentation. "Multilingual Fanfic: Metadata Edition". With Steele Douris, Masha Gorshkova, Antonio Lenzo. December 9, 2019.
ASEEES 2019. "Digital Migrations: Diasporas, Transnational Circulations, and Border Crossings through the Lens of Digital Humanities" roundtable presenter with Natalia Ermolaev, Philip Gleissner, Yasha Klots, and Jessie Labov.
ACH 2019. "Whose Infrastructure Is It Anyway?" With Thea Lindquist and Abigail Potter.
ACH 2019. "Lived Experiences: Gender and DH Roundtable". With Andie Silva, Tassie Gniady, and Jen Guiliano.
Digital Humanities 2019. Poster: "Gender and Intersectional Identities in the Digital Humanities". With Rachel Hendery, Katie McDonough, and Tassie Gniady.
Digital Humanities 2019. Poster: "DARIAH Beyond Europe", with Frank Fischer, Jennifer Edmond, Toma Tasovac, Marco Raciti, Sally Chambers, Joke Daems, Piraye Hacigüzeller, Kathleen Smith, Glen Worthey, Abigail Potter, Meghan Ferriter, Kylie Brass, Rowan Brownlee, and Alexis Tindall.
Digital Humanities 2019. Roundtable: "Methodology as Community: Fostering Collaboration Beyond Scholarly Societies." With Peter Haslinger, Antonina Puchkovskaia, Seth Bernstein, Katherine Hill Reischl, Thomas Keenan, and Yuliya Ilchuk.
Women and Gender Minorities in DH (Workshop, Stanford University). "Bridges". 2019.
Workshop on Digital Humanities to Preserve Knowledge and Cultural Heritage (Stanford University). "Linguistic Fingerprints on Translation’s Lens". With J.D. Porter, Antonio Lenzo, and Yulia Ilchuk. [GitHub repo]
On the Benefits of Failure (University of Alberta workshop), "Towards a Taxonomy of Failure". March 2018.
Digital Humanities 2017. Paper: "A Capacity Building Framework for Institutional Digital Humanities Support". With Joan Lippincott and Karen Wetzel.
Digital Humanities 2017. Panel: "Research Computing’s Demand for Humanists, and Vice Versa". With Tassie Gniady, Megan Meredith-Lobay, Jeff Tharsen, and Lee Zickel.
Digital Humanities 2017. Workshop: "High Performance Computing for Photogrammetry and OCR Made Easy", with Tassie Gniady, Megan Meredith-Lobay, and John Simpson.
UCLA DH Infrastructure Symposium. "Supercomputing Meets Cultural Heritage: Supporting Photogrammetry at Scale". 2017.
UCLA DH Infrastructure Symposium. "OCR: Precision and Scale". 2017.
DH-CASE II (DocEng pre-conference workshop), "Digital Humanities Development without Developers: Bulgarian Dialectology as Living Tradition", with Ronelle Alexander. September 2014.
ROHO Advanced Oral History Summer Institute, "Digital humanities and oral history". August 2014.
Digital Humanities 2014, "Scholarly primitives revisited: towards a practical taxonomy of digital humanities research activities and objects" (short paper). July 2014. [abstract]
Digital Humanities 2014, "Spreading DiRT: Extending the Digital Research Tools Directory" (poster). July 2014. [abstract]
DARIAH pre-conference workshop at Digital Humanities 2014, "Who cares about infrastructure?" (keynote). July 2014. [slides]
Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI) Colloquium, "Organizing DiRT: On developing a digital humanities taxonomy" (poster). June 2014.
BADCamp 2013, "Drupal for Humanists: Lessons Learned in Teaching Scholars to Build Drupal Sites for Research". October 2013.
Digital Humanities 2013, "What Ever Happened to Project Bamboo?". July 2013.
Learning Mode: Critical Issues in Online Education, panel presenter on "Experiences, Outcomes and Continuing Education". UC Berkeley, March 2013.
American Theological Library Association guest speaker, "Project Bamboo: the Rise and Fall of a Humanities Cyberinfrastructure Project". March 2013.
PNC 2012, "Communicating Culture: Bulgarian Dialectology as a Living Tradition", with Ronelle Alexander. December 2012.
ASEEES 2012, roundtable speaker, New Frontiers in Slavic Studies: Digital Humanities in Theory and Practice. November 2012.
ASEEES 2012, "Research Without Travel: Independent Scholarship in the Digital World", as part of Boundaries: the Challenges for Independent Scholars in Slavic and East European Studies. November 2012.
BADCamp 2012, "Drupal and Digital Humanities". November 2012.
7th Annual Slavic Linguistics Society Conference, "Digital Publication without Code: the Evolution of the Sofia-Berkeley Archive of Bulgarian Dialectal Speech" with Ronelle Alexander. August 2012.
FASL 21: "XML Markup of the Novgorod Birchbark Letter Corpus: Etymology, Morphology, and Sociolinguistic". With Andrew Dombrowski, Rafael Abramovitz, and Anton Melnikov. May 2012.
15th Annual Midwest Medieval Slavic Workshop: “Etymological markup of the birchbark letter corpus: Methodologies and results.” With Andrew Dombrowski, Rafael Abramovitz, and Anton Melnikov. April 2012.
Carbs & Computation lecture series (University of Wisconsin, Madison): "A Bamboo Overview of Tools for Digital Humanities Research" (inaugural talk). 17 February 2012. [video]
AATSEEL 2012: panel organizer/chair, "Digital Slavic Linguistics"; talks "Etymological Markup of the Birchbark Letter Corpus", "Bulgarian Dialect Analysis as an Evolving Tradition" and "Student-Driven Collaborative Reference in Slavic Linguistics" were joint projects presented by collaborators.
MLA 2012: pre-convention workshop co-organizer, "Getting Started in Digital Humanities with DHCommons".
HASTAC V: "Project Bamboo: Building Applications and Shared Infrastructure for Humanities Research". [slides, PDF]
University of Chicago Medical Education Day 2011: poster, "Integration of the "Virtual Human Embryo" into the First Year Anatomy Curriculum". With Callum F. Ross, Jim C. O'Reilly, and Sam Quinan. [poster]
14th Annual Midwest Medieval Slavic Workshop: "From Theory to Practice: An Update on the Medieval Slavic Wiki". With Monica Vickers, The Ohio State University. [Slides]
2010 Chicago Colloquium on Digital Humanities and Computer Science: "A 'Wikipedia model' for modernizing scholarly reference" [Slides]
2010 Chicago Colloquium on Digital Humanities and Computer Science: poster, "Crescat Graffiti, Vita Excolatur: an examination of university library graffiti"
5th Annual Slavic Linguistic Society Conference, "Modernizing Research through Collaborative Reference Tools: The Medieval Slavic Linguistics Wiki". 2010.
International Symposium on XML for the Long Haul: Issues in the Long-term Preservation of XML (at Balisage 2010), "A formal approach to XML semantics: implications for archive standards".
17th Balkan and South Slavic Conference 2010, "An XML-based approach to dialectological data: The development of syllabic liquids in Bulgarian" [presentation materials]
Midwest Slavic Conference 2010, "Adventures in Digital Filigranology: A new digital edition of N. P. Likhachev's watermark album"
NITLE summit 2010, poster presentation, "Wikifying Reference: How Students Can Help Modernize Scholarship"
AAASS 2009, "Old Church Slavonic dictionaries: two approaches to data models and standards"
Balisage: The Markup Conference 2009, poster and impromptu talk, "Visualizing Bulgarian Dialect Data"
NITLE summit 2009, poster and Three Minutes of Fame presentation, "Project Bamboo: Explore, Innovate, Create" [slides]
Co-editor of Coding for Humanists book series, published by Texas A&M Press, 2015-present.
Director and developer of the DiRT (Digital Research Tools) Directory, a centerNet initiative, 2011-2017.
Technical editor of the DHCommons journal, centerNet's publication that provides peer review for mid-stage digital projects, 2012-2017.
Certified ScrumMaster (CSM), May 2018
UC IT Leadership Academy, 2017-2018 (6-day intensive training sponsored by UCOP for IT leaders throughout the UC system)
Certified ScrumMaster (CSM), May 2018.
Research Facilitation training; UCSD; April 2017
ITIL® Foundation Certificate in IT Service Management; June 2016; PeopleCert GR750248625QD.
EDUCAUSE Management Institute; Boulder, CO; July 2010
Virtual World Librarianship: Your Second Life, University of Illinois, May-July 2007
Slavic Digital Text Workshop, University of Illinois, June 2007
International Seminar on Macedonian Language, Literature and Culture; Ohrid, Macedonia; August 2006
Ohio State University, Medieval Slavic Summer Institute, June-July 2006
Stanford University, DLCL 205/305: Project Management and Ethical Collaboration for Humanists, winter 2020.
Stanford University, DLCL 204: Digital Humanities Across Borders, winter 2019.
Stanford University, CIDR workshops on research data management, data modeling, Cytoscape, Tableau, and Zotero/Tropy. 2018-present.
Drupal for Digital Humanities Projects workshop, Digital Humanities Summer Institute, 2014-2016
Workshops on Drupal for digital research projects at UC Berkeley's D-Lab, 2013-2014 academic year
THATCamp LAC workshop: "If Google Can’t Find Your Project, Does It Exist? or, How to Build a Website in 90 Minutes", June 2011
THATCamp Chicago workshop: "Pointy brackets and you: a practical introduction to web design and XML/TEI", November 2010
Guest lecturer on XML, TEI and XSLT for Digital Humanities course at the University of Puget Sound, April 2010
Lecturer, 1st year Russian, fall 2006
Drill instructor, 4th year Russian, fall 2006
Association for Computers in the Humanities (ACH)
English (native), Russian (advanced), Spanish (intermediate)
- December 9, 2019, featured in "The many makerspaces of the Stanford campus", Stanford News article.
- March 30, 2010, interview on WTTW’s local news show, “Chicago Tonight“
- March 24, 2010, Chicago Tribune, “U. of C. grad hunts for nerdy graffiti“
- March 17, 2010, Spiegel Online, “Graffiti in Uni-Bibliotheken: “Wir haben’s am Morgen zweimal gemacht”” (Slideshow: “Studentische Wand-Kritzelei: Liebe, Sex und Abschlussprüfungen”)
- February 11, 2010, Wall Street Journal tech blog, “A Statistical Stab at Graffiti“
- February 9, 2010, BBC Magazine Monitor: Web Monitor
- February 8, 2010, Vecernij.hr (Croatian news site), Što studenti iz Chicaga poručuju škrabanjem na stolovima i zidovima (What students from Chicago scribble on the tables and walls)
- February 8, 2010, Slashdot: Slashdot Science Story | Statistical Analysis of U of Chicago Graffiti
- February 3, 2010, Inkling Magazine: Crescat Graffiti, Vita Excolatur: Being a Statistical Analysis of Graffiti Found at the University of Chicago Library
- January 14, 2010, Chicago Maroon: Dombrowski discovers wisdom in the Reg: not in the books, but on the walls
- Dec 14, 2009, AV Club Chicago: Art of the remix: Interpreting classroom graffiti as contemporary art
- December 7, 2009, Columbia Chronicle: Library confessions revealed
- Dec 4, 2009, Chicago Weekly: The Writing on the Wall: Quinn Dombrowski documents the Regenstein Library’s graffiti
- Nov 23, 2009, Chicago Weekly: Regenstein Graffiti: the Newest Incarnation
- Nov 18, 2009, Gapers Block: Regenstein Graffiti
- Nov 18, 209, Chicagoist: Univ. of Chicago Graffiti Becomes Book
- Oct 21, 2009, Chicago Weekly: Graffiti at the University of Chicago
- Oct 16, 2009, Chicagoist: The Creative Graffiti Of U of C’s Regenstein Library
- July 8, 2009: LA Times: Library graffiti at the University of Chicago